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For the past year I have been fishing almost exclusively soft baits and jigs with trailers. The only times I have thrown hard treble hooked baits is for topwaters. Between my jigs with trailers and various ways to rig creature/ worms and soft swimbaits (keitechs) I have not needed lipless or any other hard bodied baits. What do you guys mostly stick with?

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The ponds I fish dictate what I use. Things are scummy now so plastics get a lot of play. For clean water I enjoy reaction baits like lipless. Wind also plays a role in my choices. Less wind, more worms and such. They all have their moments.

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Lots and lots of jigs have been tied on lately, with plenty of soft plastics as well. Also, I often times find myself throwing a spinnerbait and chatter bait as well. Hard baits still have their place, just a rare place with me. Something about the 'thump' that occurs when a bass sucks in my jig...it's hard to put it away, even when something else could be more effective.

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Depends on the water and conditions what I use the most. Most times I'll start with plastic, but sometimes 

If they're not hitting plastics I'll throw what I need to throw. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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I'd say you're in the majority camp, especially for this time of year.  I use jigs and plastics ~75% of the time.  Early in the year I may be more inclined to throw a crank, before the weeds get thick.  I try to throw spinnerbaits and chatter baits all summer, where I can get away with it.

 

I'm a fan of fishing with moving baits, so that is my first choice if the waters allow.

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Not me . I throw spinnerbaits in spinnerbait conditions , crankbaits in....Soft plastics are a big part of my arsenal but so are other categories .  

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Last choice is always finesse baits and plastics.  Even when I need to throw plastics I try and get away with larger ones on baitcasters.

 

Moving baits are way more entertaining and fun.

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I use both jigs and worms a lot but not exclusively because my goal is to catch bass on whatever they will strike.

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Exclusively? No. I don’t want to limit myself when experience dictates I should be using a different type of bait. 

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i mostly fish two state lakes open to the public ... heavily fished and pressured ... best results by far ... plastics ...

 

zoom trick worms ...

 

good fishing ...

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47 minutes ago, WRB said:

I use both jigs and worms a lot but not exclusively because my goal is to catch bass on whatever they will strike.

Tom

 

This sums it up for me also..Why limit yourself..?

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5 minutes ago, Hammer 4 said:

 

This sums it up for me also..Why limit yourself..?

I live and fish I  arizona and the fish are either suspended deep or in deep cover. The plastics produce and the crankbaits dont in my experience. I just use what produces. 

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No.

I caught probably 70% of my fish this year on topwater.  Frogs, buzzbaits, and my PB on a yozuri pencil (spook).  So much fun that topwater.  Didn't do much cranking this year, had a little lipless action one day but other than that, hasn't been a good option. Bladed jig has taken a few both swimming and jigged...a nice 6lbs jigged last week.

Texas rig produced in some lakes, and in some cases I lost 1 plastic per fish...seems so wasteful.  Jigs, I rarely lost this year but many did get hung and had to be worked out. 

 

 

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I like the drawing power of hard baits. I usually toss them first looking for the aggressive biters whenever conditions seem favorable.

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Exclusively

 

Why certainly!

 

I aint thrown a "hard" lure since March 😉

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I throw plastic worms probably 80% of the time. The rest spinnerbait or topwater

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I used to consider myself a spinnerbait/power fisherman.  And for good reason - I caught a lot of fish doing it.

 

It took me a long time to get away from the "favorite" lure/technique syndrome.

 

Once I did, it opened my mind to finding the fish, and learning more about what they wanted to bite that day; vs. trying to feed them what I wanted to throw (and where).

 

Now I catch even more fish.  I don't recall the last time I got skunked since I made the transition.  Had some tough days, to be sure. But at least I can catch a few each time I go out, even on the toughest days.

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Exclusively, like as in all the time? Why would I?  

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Not exclusively, but by far I throw soft plastics in some form the majority of the time.

 

 

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i do

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Maybe 90% of the time?   I enjoy fishing hardbaits at times but a weightless plastic or a jig is most always what I start with and usually what I stick with. 

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My go-to, but not exclusive.

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This year I have.  I'm a slow technique learner, meaning that I only use one technique to get it down before I try other techniques.  I recently stocked up on plastics

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I fish soft plastics and jigs exclusively because I'm allergic to treble hooks. Don't laugh, I can produce a doctor's note upon request!

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17 hours ago, Justin Roberts said:

This year I have.  I'm a slow technique learner, meaning that I only use one technique to get it down before I try other techniques.  I recently stocked up on plastics

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Not making fun of you, Justin...but I did have to laugh a bit....many (most?) of us have fifty times that much....and we are STILL stocking up

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