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In south Florida with a host of shallow weed filled lakes, I seldom throw crankbaits.  The trebles with all the weeds are nothing but problems.  I did fish the Stick Marsh with a guy that was throwing a squarebill cranks.  Everyone was struggling except him.  The buoyant square bill was catching fish consistently.  He had a knocker that he used to free the crank on all the wood in the area.

 

When things get tough I usually turn to plastics fished slow along the bottom.;

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Buzzbait, yet I catch fish with a whopper plopper.

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Whopper Plopper, but i catch them on a buzz bait.

 

Seriously, anything with spinning tackle or finesse in the title makes me uncomfortable.

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4 hours ago, Hez said:

Topwater.  

 

Out of all of the fishing I do...I've only caught about 3 fish on topwater.  

 

I do primarily fish a heavily pressured fishery....wish is part of the reason...as I have caught my only topwater fish on other bodies of water...

go buy a spro bbz 40 rat in morning dawn color and throw that early mornings and late evenings (im confident enought to throw it any time). I think your topwater luck will change. 

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Jigs. I have not caught 1 fish on them.I try again occasionally with the same results.

The other is big swimbaits. A friend had one of those rat things and after several trips with no bites I decided that it probably isn't for me.

I haven't caught many with Cranks but enough to know they work., same with jerkbaits.

Getting better with Frogs and spinnerbaits, which I have now added to my " Circle of trust " baits.

No need to discuss my beloved soft plastics.

This time.😏

 

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3 minutes ago, BassB8Caster said:

go buy a spro bbz 40 rat in morning dawn color and throw that early mornings and late evenings (im confident enought to throw it any time). I think your topwater luck will change. 

Just priced that rat....yikes!  

 

 

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4 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Glide Baits ~ 

Apparently, I just don't get it.

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A-Jay

same here. I have never caught a fish on the glide bait.

It is not for lack of trying. 

I watch @bluebasser86 catch toads on glide baits, in winter, on his youtube channel.

I fish the same lakes he does, but can't catch a fish on glide baits.

 

last time I tried one, I lost it in a brushpile on the first cast of the day. One cast cost me $20.00.

after that I gave up.

 

 

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Buzzbaits are my kryptonite, but I catch’em reeling in steadily a Baby Torpedo/Skitter Prop .... go figure.

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I could be in the middle of the community hole....surrounded by half dozen boats hauling them in on drop shots and never get a bite on it.  I use it...and on a rare occasion catch fish with it, but much fewer and farther between than ...anybody, it seems....partly because I probably give up to soon and switch to shaky head or jig or crig, but my dropshotting is awful

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For me... Dropshot and shakeyhead fishing. I just can't seem to produce with them. I do fine with other finesse presentations, but man. I can't get confidence in these two.

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Jigs. I think in part because I was using too light a rod and was missing soooo many hooksets. I'm determined to change that this year. I have a new rod that's up to the task and will be throwing jigs a lot this year.

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Brush Hog!

 

Aint caught a single bass on one!

 

Baby Brush Hog... thousand bass!

 

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1 hour ago, SJex said:

Buzzbait, yet I catch fish with a whopper plopper.

 

1 hour ago, bagofdonuts said:

Whopper Plopper, but i catch them on a buzz bait.

 

Now if we could only figure out which one of you is the evil twin.....

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Ned rig.  I must be doing it wrong because I always get snagged within 5 minutes of tying one on.  Then when I break off I always reach for something else.  I plan to work on that this year since it is generally regarded as a bait that can turn a bad day around for the majority of anglers.

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jerkbaits. ive caught fish but few, also get lots of follows I just cant get confidence throwing em

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20 minutes ago, Catt said:

Brush Hog!

 

Aint caught a single bass on one!

 

Baby Brush Hog... thousand bass!

 

You too?  I thought I was the only one.  These days I only use them as jig trailers and have a lot of success, but If I throw them alone its a lost cause.

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Great question.  We could all use a few more "arrows for our quivers".  The question I struggle with is how much effort should I put into expanding my toolset verses spending time mastering the tools I already have.  

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Rattletraps, or any of the many knockoffs. I can catch a lot fish on any of them, and they are all dinks. Never caught a keeper size bass on one. Dont Have a single one in any of my tackle bags/boxes.

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3 hours ago, Hez said:

Just priced that rat....yikes!  

 

 

I going to need someone to talk me into buying a fake rat for $25. I think my expectations may be a little high for that much money. I was upset to pay $10 for a whopper plopper and $6 for senkos.

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3 hours ago, Weedwhacker said:

same here. I have never caught a fish on the glide bait.

It is not for lack of trying. 

I watch @bluebasser86 catch toads on glide baits, in winter, on his youtube channel.

I fish the same lakes he does, but can't catch a fish on glide baits.

 

last time I tried one, I lost it in a brushpile on the first cast of the day. One cast cost me $20.00.

after that I gave up.

 

 

What is a glide bait ?🤔

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There are quite a long list for me, and I think it is not gonna improve since I'm still always junk fish/bank beater on boat or kayak.

 

Crank bait deep and shallow drive. I had been shore fishing for a long time and I lost way too many cranks, ways more than fish I caught which is 0 so I told myself not to fish cranks  ever again. I still have quite a bit of shallow cranks and might give them more try only when I'm on boat or kayak.

 

lipless. I have not caught single fish on this type. I'm not sure if bass in my lake don't like anything moving fast, I tried crawling as slow as I can on bottom, yo-yo, burn-n-drop nothing work.

 

Small swimbait, same deal as lipless I'm not sure if I reel too fast or too slow or how deep/shallow should I fish it. 

 

Spinnerbait, I caught only few fish and my confidence is way low when use this type lure.

 

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