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I know that fishing tubes in space works for smallies. But will this technique work for largemouths. I have never tried it for LM. All help will be appreciated.

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I have fished for smallies quite a bit, but never in space. LOL

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he means in open water, by no rocks, weeds, or anything, just out there, it was in febs issue of in-fisherman

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he means in open water, by no rocks, weeds, or anything, just out there, it was in febs issue of in-fisherman

I personally would not fish an area like that mentioned unless I was not having any luck anywhere. I feel more comfortable fishing structure rather than space.

In open water like that I look for something that the bass can suspend over, like stumps, rocks, weeds, etc. They will be either suspending around it, be on, in, or below it, or just not there. If I find open space, I will look for something on or in that open space, anything that is different.

If I cannot find structure I will search for a breakline, anything that disrupts the contour. It can be a small depression or a small hump, it can also be a small ridge. It just has to be something that breaks up the bottom so to speak, some unusual ground effect that the bass can relate to.

I prefer to fish a carolina or a dropshot rig, a jig, and a crankbait in situations like this.

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I personally would not fish an area like that mentioned unless I was not having any luck anywhere. I feel more comfortable fishing structure rather than space.

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Yes it would work for LG if they were there.                                                                  

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I would rather be out of space!!!!!!!

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I bet with no gravity, you can cast forever! :D

Seriously I doubt they were fishing just anywhere. There probably were scattered rocks and boulders on a particular otherwise featureless flat. Fishing a barren flat or section of bank can work but it will be few and far between. There usually has to be something in the form of structure to break up the monotony and draw the fish. For smallies, that usually means rocks.

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Please elaborate. What do you mean by "space"?

"Space" in this sense, means open water where the bass are suspended somewhere between the top and bottom following the schooling baitfish.

I've never tried this technique on smallmouth, let alone largemouth so I can't say.  I imagine it would work fine.  I'm like most folks, however.  I prefer to fish some sort of structure when/if I can.

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Never even thought about LMB.  As far as a lack of structure, it there - its always there.  You need to "think big" and consider current as it relates to baitfish movement.  Not easy to do, unless you simply stumble upon the baitfish - my usual method :).  My only tip is to fish your bait on the perimeter of the bait ball, not smack in the middle.A dropshot rig can be used as well here, and you can use it suspended off the bottom.  Just be really subtle with your presentation.

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Captain,

Largemouth bass like to have some structure or cover to hold close or in their vicinity.

Therefore, if you throw any bait, be it a tube, worm, lizard, creature, crankbait, etc., in an area that has no cover, the probability of you getting a strike is extremely low, if not zero.

Bass can hold onto flats at the mouths of creeks or by a spawning area.  Usually there is some grass or other structure for them to relate.

Now, if there are some rocks on the bottom; the bottom changes from sand to mud; there is a channel; or a roadbed, then the largemouth bass will have something to relate and may be in the area.

So, to answer your question...I do not believe that throwing a tube in "space" would result in the results you are seeking.

But, give it a try and let us know what happens.  :)

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Alrighty,

  I will try it and let you know wut happens. When i said tube in space i meant open water. I also meant somewhere between surface and structure that is the key here i would assume that i left out. Sorry about that but thanks. I will definitely try it whenver i get to somewhere i can catch some lmb.

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I fish mostly ponds, so the majority of my time is spent fishing open "space". Then again, I already know there are fish there. I wouldn't go out and randomly throw a tube in the middle of a lake unless you somehow read them on your fishfinder.

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