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I really love fishing from creeks because you can pull more then 5 fish out from under a tree. But catching dinks every cast gets sort of boring. I catch Red Breast Sunfish that can eat the largemouth and smallmouth im catching in these creeks. My PB in a creek is about 2lbs. But scince farm ponds get washed out and ponds normally have big fish you would think that there would be some big largemouth in the little pools of the creeks. i have treid almost everything. Under trees, Pools, timber, chunk rock, infront of rapids, Behind rapids, beds, rockwall but I cant find any ones worth telling people about. I caught a small mouth the size of a large minnow in Seneca Creek once. I know there out there; Just were do the hide in the creeks?

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If there's one thing I've learned while bass fishing it's that the big ones are the slow ones. There always hanging out in some sort of cover waiting for an injured meal to come along. If I were you I'd toss a frog out by some rocks or weedbeds and just let it sit there for a while.

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Why not go unorthodox? Put a big lure in an area that you wouldn't even normally try.

I caught a big smallie years ago by casting a Red Devle into a very calm area of a creek.

I was getting ready to go home and made a "frustration" cast. WAM!

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Unfortunately, there are probably no big ones.

Small creeks go dry or almost dry periodically and big bass cannot survive.

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I usually fish streams and creeks for smallies and walleyes. Seen some small LM but nothing big (6"-8"). One of my normal spots today produced a fat 21" LM Bass next to a few stumps piled together. :) The stumps are fairly new, being deposited by all the rain this summer, the bottom structure was also changed resulting in a larger pool with more wood cover and a slower current. It's also at a point where a feeder creek empties into a small river. Caught me by surprise, I've never seen largemouth this big. This flow is known mostly for smallies.

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I fish a pool in a small creek with very good results, but here is the catch.

The pool I fish is about 150 yards above a small dammed lake. This creek never goes below 1.5 feet deep and the pool is at least 3-4 deep (maybe 5-6 in some places?) all year round.

If I showed you this spot you would tell me there is no way any bass are in there. While some of the time you may be right, try it at 7:00 pm in the fall when the bass are coming up into the shallows to feed. Nonstop action and some decent fish, too. This pool is filled with rocks/boulders and the bass engorge themselves on crayfish.

Oddly enough though, I have never caught one on a craw type lure. Maybe it has something to do with all the rocks and snags, I cannot drag any lure across the bottom without getting hung up. ;D

Good thing that when the bass are in a feeding frenzy and cruising for food, anything that moves in the water will catch them. :)

My best two spots in the pool are an underwater tree branch and under a pine tree that hangs out over the water but I have caught them in the middle of the pool too. I have no idea what is in the middle of the pool, though. Maybe a big rock, another tree branch, maybe a lot of smaller rocks, maybe nothing.

I don't know.

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