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Magnum Spoons - Tried them?

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Throwing those 8 inch spoons for largemouth bass is a new technique for me. Anyone try it already? Any retrieve techniques or ideas I should pay attention to? Thanks to all.

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While not a presentation I'll employ locally, I have done it a number of times while fishing for mutant green bass south of the border.

My 'success' throwing big spoons has been limited enough that I can really only offer one bit of advice.

Eat Your Wheaties - doing it All Day Is a Workout !

 :smiley:

A-Jay

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Hit the gym first. It’s a lot of work and I doubt you will want to stick with it unless you get bit early on. 

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The first time I looked at a magnum size spoon was in my father inlaws tackle box in Canada. Spoons from 8" to 12" flutter type Doctor spoons, KB spoons a few 8" Daredevil spoons all used for musky, big pike and lake trout, back in the 70's.

I brought a few magnum spoons home for bass fishing and caught some big stripe bass. Lake Fork and Nichols spoons very similar to the Canadian lake trout flutter spoons that replicate Cisco in lieu of Gizzard Shad. 

Tom

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All these under 6 oz reels and gossamer rods have made ya'll soft. I can lend ya'll some 24 oz viking jigs to work out with...  :) 

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3 hours ago, Bartableman7 said:

ideas I should pay attention to

 

Brass spoons have better action than lead

 

Add a swivel to reduce line twist 

 

Learn how to get em un-hung 

 

Most anglers believe you're jigging straight over the school but a slow short hop along the bottom produces better.

 

Select the proper setup

 

I prefer a 6-inch, 1 1/2-ounce Big Joe Flutter Spoon (silver with a chartreuse stripe) made by longtime lure creator Joe Spaits. 

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50 minutes ago, reason said:

All these under 6 oz reels and gossamer rods have made ya'll soft. I can lend ya'll some 24 oz viking jigs to work out with...  :) 

Yes please do.

As I am worthless & weak.

:tongue3:

A-Jay

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Every time I fish them all I catch are whites and wipers. I've had good luck with more intermediate sized spoons. One in particular I get from Academy is approximately 4.5" long and 1 1/4oz I believe, I think it's a Sprite spoon, I've had really good luck on it when bass are corralling bait on points but won't eat the usual suspects. 

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  I assume you're talking about spoons like the Castaic, which weighs 3 ounces. Because I'm a weak, feeble old fart, I can't cast those heavy lures. But the 7/8 oz. Big Ed from Eppinger, now that I can handle. Let it fall, wait for the count of ten, then lift it up and let it fall again. I have muddy water, so I use light-colored spoons deep. If I go shallow, or I find clearer water, I use darker spoons. Some people SNAP a flutterspoon off the bottom, but I don't. Lift it smoothly, and sometimes you'll get a hit just when you start to move it. If you snap it too vigorously, you can miss that hit.  jj

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I used the R2S James Watson worldwide spoon.a lot this year. It's not as big as some but I had success with it pitching into boat stalls and around lifts. The worldwide will dart away from the pitch which works great under walkways .

 I don't care for swivels on spoons in general, I think the fish like to see them spin.

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5 minutes ago, rangerjockey said:

I used the R2S James Watson worldwide spoon.a lot this year. It's not as big as some but I had success with it pitching into boat stalls and around lifts. The worldwide will dart away from the pitch which works great under walkways .

 I don't care for swivels on spoons in general, I think the fish like to see them spin.

I heard about people doing that  at Table Rock . Do you lose many lures ?

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I've lost a few, but usually if you get right over the top of it and bounce it gently it will come loose. 

If it gets stuck in a stall with a boat in it you have a problem but it's just part of the game.

They jump it on the fall pretty often .Dragging them through the boat lift and over that piece of galvanized pipe that ties the dock together is the hard part.

 

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