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I was wondering what bait all you guys managed to snag your first bass on? I caught my fist on a Rebel Wee Crawfish, it was a Smallmouth out of the Grand river. I had worked really hard to catch that fish, and i would love to here how your first efforts paid off.

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Beetle spin, from a farm pond. I think 1967. 

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cane pole , bobber and night crawler for bait .

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Probably on a cane pole fishing for sunnies.

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Probably a real crawler.  Can't remember, about 75 years ago.

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Bit over fifty years ago - was fishing for panfish in Indian Lake, MA with Mepps Comets, hooked a Largemouth on a cast...got hooked myself.

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I think my first bass was on a green sunfish on a trotline while fishing for catfish with my grandfather.  My first on a lure was on a cork popping bug about 45 years ago.

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   Black Hula Popper, 1963. Caught on my older brother's Heddon fiberglass rod and green Heddon reel, black nylon braid. Farm pond.   jj

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Hula Popper....at around 2pm on a hot sunny day fishing from the bank.  My cousin made me use a top water so I wouldn’t get snagged.  I was popping for hours and was bored out of my mind.  Fish smashed the lure and I some how landed it on a old cheap combo....it was a 3lb+.

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That's crazy that many of you can remember where, when and how you caught your 1st bass. Personally I dont remember my own but I can't remember what I had for breakfast.

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Pre-rigged black eel with red fins, 3 hooks, a little spinner on the front using a Shakespeare Wonder Reel on a Shakespeare Wonder rod. Was with my Dad and Grandfather. Can still see the fish, the lake, the wooden row boat, what clothes we were wearing, etc. Fish weighed 6 pounds. That was 62 years ago !

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   They say you never forget the first time. I always figured they were talking about bass. At least I HOPE they were!  jj

26 minutes ago, Fishin' Fool said:

That's crazy that many of you can remember where, when and how you caught your 1st bass. Personally I dont remember my own but I can't remember what I had for breakfast.

 

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Spinnerbait

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You're kidding right!

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Mike

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Mid 60's, Crème worm, Zebco 202 combo.

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It's been ~ 60 years ago, so I really don't remember. Probably a worm under a bobber with a cane pole.

I do remember the first one I caught on an artificial lure. About 2 lbs., on a black Jitterbug. 

 

Tom

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Heck it was over fifty years ago up at and old quarry we fished in as kids. We were not even suppose to be in there. I'm sure that's where it was and most likely a night crawler. I had an old Johnson rod and reel set up back then. 

 

You really have me thinking about growing up now and the fun we had. 

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Cane pole , good ole red and white round bobber, and worm.  I was six. I'd caught a few bluegill before that and can still remember yelling when the bass jumped.  It probably was only a 12 incher but knowing me it probably took a while to quit talking about it.

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Caught my first one at Apache lake, rapala crankbait, craw pattern, zebco spincast combo. 1993

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3 hours ago, Mobasser said:

Beetle spin, from a farm pond. I think 1967. 

Same here in 70's

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3 hours ago, scaleface said:

cane pole , bobber and night crawler for bait .

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First bass on a lure was a purple worm. It smelled like grape. Forget what brand it was in the mid 70’s so probably Manns. Same day I hooked into a Muskie on the same worm. My older brother grabbed the rod from me a fought the muskie. He sits in the back of my bass boat now. Funny how things work out. 

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1st smallmouth was over 30 years ago with a Wee-r-spot my grandfather found snagged on a cable holding a boat dock.  

 

1st largemouth was a couple of weeks ago with a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss in green pumpkin/purple flake on a 4/0 EWG fished on a diy jig rig.

 

I hope it’s not 30 years before I catch my next one.  LOL

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