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Anyone have any suggestions on catching bigger fish??? I have been using a senko and catchin 3 small fish every time i go. I have caught as small as a pound and as big as 2.5. Im lookin for a 3-5. Im prety sure there are some big fish in this lake. I have seen HUGE blowups. I wanna know if anyone has ne ideas for the big ones

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Big bait = Big fish

Try fishing some of the larger senko's or maybe try some 7-11" worms.  Zoom Ol Monster and Mag II worms have worked for me of late.

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Zebco hit the nail on the head with the larger worms idea. Bigger baits do generally catch bigger fish in MOST situations. Just be prepared for the possibility of a skunkin' when you are specifically targeting larger fish as smaller fish will probably be intimidated by a larger bait. Your main focus should be FINDING THE FISH. That is half the battle right there. As soon as you find a larger fishes haunt all, then you just gotta get it to bite...which isn't always an easy task in and of itself. Good luck.

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Get off the bank, fish deeper, fish slower, fish structure instead of cover.

This is the very best time of year for soft plastics. My #1 suggested bait would be Micro Munch El Gordo or Mizmo 5 1/2" tube, T-rigged, weedless, 1/8 oz bullet or barrel weight, with a bead and unpegged. You pick the color, but I like dark. Cast it out and let it sit on the bottom for a minute, move it slowly with a 6-12" horizontal sweep then let it sit for thirty seconds or so before moving it again. Repeat until you feel you are "out of the zone".

If the water is <12' deep, you might also try a 6" Senko and Fat Ika, weightless.

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Whatever your using first of all make it a slow retrieve because the bigboys are slow. They like injured prey because they don't have to work as much. If your fishing shallow then throw a frog out there and pull it once then let it sit for a while, if your fishing deep then I'd try a big worm with a slow retrieve.

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I'd go with one of those great big senkos on a carolina rig if the fish are holding deep.  If they are blowing up, try using a stick minnow (like a floating rapala.)  Try deadsticking it in the center of the swirls.  If that doesn't work, I'd try a Rebel baby bass Pop-R (med sized) or a baby bass excalibur spit'n image.  

If all else fails, do like Roadwarrior said and go deeper with ikas and senkos.

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