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How to get bass stuck in grass...lost my PB today


Flushdraw
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@padlin echoed what Tim said and they're both right: The key is to not let them reach the weeds. @Bankbeater's suggestion is great. Start back-pedaling when you hook the bass as well as reeling like a dervish. 

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I had a good hook set and started hauling her in. She came up to the surface and broke water. There were submerged weeds between me and her. She dove down about 15-20 feet from shore and buried in them. I try to haul bass in as fast as possible, but this one got the better of me. I'm going to buy some heavier braid for the next time this happens. I also have tendonitis in my elbow and arm, and this does effect the power I have. Would having a more moderate action tip help out in these situations?

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On 6/18/2023 at 5:41 PM, Flushdraw said:

I had a good hook set and started hauling her in. She came up to the surface and broke water. There were submerged weeds between me and her. She dove down about 15-20 feet from shore and buried in them. I try to haul bass in as fast as possible, but this one got the better of me. I'm going to buy some heavier braid for the next time this happens. I also have tendonitis in my elbow and arm, and this does effect the power I have. Would having a more moderate action tip help out in these situations?

 

 

You're gonna want a long heavy power rod with a more moderate action tip and some really heavy braid and like others have said you're gonna want to reel fast and walk backwards.

 

I'd go 7'6 or bigger for what you're doing.

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Some Really good advice in here, I have a few questions that'll hopefully result in further advice:

 

What are all of your current combos (brands & specs [instead of Mh or Heavy etc share lure ratings] for rods and reels)?

 

How dense is the vegetation?

 

What hook were you using (size, type, xx or superline)?

 

We'll tighten up the recommendations considering all the previous info you shard and these answers.

 

We've all been there, I'm still heartbroken like 6 years later after watching a fish I would've married spit the hook at me, flip me the middle fin, and swim off. I'll never knowingly let a fish jump again.

 

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