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I’ve got two rock quarry’s the biggest one is about 60 feet down all the way around the smaller one if I had to guess is about 40 feet deep at most. Anyways i have trouble catching bass in both in the small one if I use a new lure I will catch a decent amount for the first couple of days but after that it’s the like bass remember that it’s a lure even If I stop using it for a year they won’t touch it again with the exception of jigs but I still catch very few on them. The bass in the small one are mostly 1 pounders with a few long but skinny 3-4 pounders. In the big quarry there’s a lot more bass and bluegills and the bass are a lot more heathly with big belly’s. I have better luck in the big one but I still catch 3 a day at most and I can switch up my baits and fish all day it doesn’t matter in both quarry’s the bass seem to love brush hogs when it’s freezing outside im talking in the twenties. Anyways the big rock quarry's bottom is covered in dead trees, mining stuff, pipes from when they tried pumping the water out, cars, car stuff, ovens, couches. I mean it's not like trashed but there's a cop car down there an oven and a couch and a ton of trees. The water isn't that clear in either. Kinda greenish brown. Sorry for the spelling errors if you have any advice please give it.

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Silent lipless in the rain.

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I fish quarries a lot.......probably 75% of my fishing.  In all of them the bass tend to associate with underwater rock structure much more than wood.  Submerged islands, drops, roadways.............

 

It's not always the lure, you have to find the fish.

 

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In any lake or pond there will be a percentage of very naive reckless bass susceptible to lures of any kind, the balance of the bass population ranges from active agressive to inactive non aggressive. The reckless are caught by anglers or other predators quickly and eliminated from the population, you didn't educate them. The more fishing pressure the bass recieve, more of the active bass get removed until what is left are more wary or less aggressive bass difficult to catch on lures that require more skill to fool these fish.

Soft plastics that look like and act like the prey bass feed on tend to work everywhere, bass must eat to survive. Finesse presentations or natural looking swimbaits are your friends when trying to fool wary bass.

Tom

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My grandson and I fish an old quarry lake quite a bit. 5acre size and deepest part is 33ft. Primary prey are crawfish , bluegill, and smaller crappie. Most all of the wood cover has rotted away, except for some slowdowns along the bank. Spring- we drag jigs slowly around the rocky areas. Summer- topwater baits early , then plastic worms. Fall- traps, topwater and jig/worm again. In summer a blade bait, tailspinner, or grub can be good over the deeper part of this lake. Water is clear. We use a wide bottom canoe and portable depthfinder.

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