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They're hittin everything- what would you throw?

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I fish soft plastics more than anything, because I consistently catch more fish, but when I can get on a good spinnerbait bite, I absolutely love that the most! Fast, furious, and they really hammer it hard, plus I seldom miss one, it seems. Unfortunately I don't get on a good spinerbait bite often, really probably 1-2 times a year it seems, but I always throw it some to test the waters, but I tire of throwing one after awhile if they aren't nailin it.

So, if they were hittin anything or everything, what would you tie on? What's your favorite type of bait, not what consistently produces for you? or is it both in the same?

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I'll have to go with a buzzbait, there's nothing like a good topwater strike.

I agree with LFL.  I got my biggest bass last year on a pop-r.  The bass jumped clean out of the water, missed, and then went after the lure again and got it the second time around. It is one of those moments that makes your heart stop and jump up into your throat.  A good topwater strike is truely a thing of beauty.

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I like the feel of a big hook set ;)  So I would go with a texas rigged soft plastic or jig.

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I would use something that I don't have much confidence using.  Catching fish on a particular bait instills confidence.

Therefore I would use a crankbait.  I like fishing them, but I can't catch a cold (at least in a lake) on a crankbait.

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If they are hitting anything go with the cheapest bait you have - nothing like catching 100 bass in a day on a bait that only cost $2.98 - Bill Lewis rattle trap.

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I would have to agree with ole George here  8-)

I hard to beat a Rat-L-Trap bite  ;)

Last year during pre-spawn in 5 hours a buddy & I caught 47 bass from 2 to 7 lbs, the paint was worn off the traps and our thumbs were raw.

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A topwater. Specifically a Rebel prop bait I got in a bargain bin for 99 cents.

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If you're saying you can catch an equal number of fish on any bait, then definitely topwater.  But if the fish are only hitting everything equally well, then one can certainly catch more fish by covering more water.  In the latter case, I definitely choose a lipless crank.  I can cover more water with these than any other bait.

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1/2oz spinnerbait, with twin willow leaf blades.  I love the way that bait comes through the water, and there is no doubt when you have a strike.

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In a tournament : jig

Just fishing : crankbait of course

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Everything???!!!  I'd have to use a big Zara Spook and watch 'em kill it or I'd go with a shallow crankbait.

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A hook

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It depends.

Like any of the "ole timers" I have been in this situation a few times.  It's hard not to go with a ratLtrap because they can be fished so quick, you can really run the numbers up fast,

Then again, who can argue against the fun of the top water bite.  Seeing that bass bust through the surface and explode on a spook or frog is quite the thrill.

But I LOVE jig fishing.  My idea of heaven on the water, is a nice gentle breeze pushing me at the pace of a slow walk down a shorleine, where I can pitch a jig and catch fish on a regular basis.  I just never get tired of it.

Typically, after catching a bunch on ratLtraps, and topwaters, I put on a jig.  If the bite is lasting awhile I'll switch from the jig to everything in the tackle box except soft plastics.  

Soft plastics are not the most fun baits for me, but they happen to work the best.  So when I can catch em on something else I ususally do.  The only exception to this is busting through heavy cover with a pegged heavyweight sinker and a hunk of something plastic.  

Now that's Florida bassin.

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