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Hey guys I have question for you that has been bothering me for some time.Namely in early spring I went to local fishing place here in MI and started cadting Rapala x rap for some bass..afteraybe 1 hour I got 2 smaller bass so I went to my daredevle 3/4 ounce spoon to try to catch some pike but to my surprise in next 10 min. I got 3 large bass.Next week I did the same thing first rapala and then the spoon but result was even more surprising I got 3 bass over 15 inches on my first three casts and then 6 more in short period of time.I m still trying to underdtand why..the spoon was so called five diamond color and its pretty big ,altough I dont have much expirience thats not something you would try to catch basd with!!!But it worked ,and I think it might be beacouse of the vibration and the eide woble...anyways if u have any ideas let me know im still intrigued!!!!!!

Good luck to all of you!!

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Welcome to the forum sava :)

You had remarkable luck with your Dardevles, I guess that shows that bass don't read the same books we do.

Actually, spoons were always great bass lures but their popularity has waned somewhat over the years.

A spoon I use a lot today is the weedless Johnson Spoon rigged with a grub trailer. They traverse lily pads like no other.lure.

Was your Dardevle weedless and was it dressed with feathers?

Roger

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Thanks for the reply Rolo,the one that I was using was just plain Daredevle not weedles no feathers...but bass went crazy for it for some reason..its a great pike that you have do you have any pike bait advice u can give me iv been using daredevle and little cleo spoons and also rapalas x rap with some sucess

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Welcome to BR, it's good to have another MI member.

While I've got a Five-of-Diamonds buried somewhere in my tacklebox I don't think I've ever considered throwing it for bass. The only spoons I use for bass fishing are Rolo's Johnson Silver Minnow and a Hopkins Shorty. I may have to break that old lure out this coming weekend.

You might want to add a selection of gawdy colored spinnerbaits and a few suspending jerkbaits to your arsenal for pike. These lures seem to be my best producers for those toothy critters. Of course we've got a few lakes around this area where anything that moves becomes a target for them.

I hope you'll enjoy reading everything on this site. You're going to find that there a lot of very smart people here that are willing to offer good advice across the whole spectrum of fishing. Have fun!

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Last year on a trip to Lake Fork, the guide brought out a few spoons to use and I just kinda stared at him funny thinking to myself "what is this guy doing, spoons dont catch bass?". The guide tied one on to a rod and dropped one over the side of the boat to show us how to use it because I had never used one before. As I sat there and watched/listened to this guide go through the technique trying to convince me that spoons would catch a bass, his rod suddenly doubled over and was almost ripped from his hands. He quickly landed a 7.5 lb bass and I quickly got a spoon tied on, haha. Spoons do catch bass, I never would have thought it, but thats because I had lure blinders on. Keep an open mind and you'll be surprised what works.

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Were you in a lake with a shad population? I'm from MI also (Jackson) and bluegill/perch are the main forage...it doesn't seem a spoon would be as good for imitating them as opposed to shad.

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I had the same thing happen to me last year. Throwing red/white and five of diamonds spoons for pike, and the bass were hammering them. I use them on a regular basis ever since. Daredevil spoons in those two colors have been my top bass lure this year so far, plus if the bass aren't hitting, the pike and pickerel usually do.

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I catch just about everything on spoons, bass are high on that list.

Don't recall seeing spoons used to fish with on television shows too often, could be a factor as why people are think they are passe and don't produce. In my neck of the woods a good 90% of the people are tossing spoons.

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Nope. Spoons are definitely not for bass. They're not good for vertical presentation, they're not good for ripping, they're not good for lifting across points, and they definitely aren't any good on a straight retrieve.They're surely not for fishing in timber and amongst pads either. /end sarcasm

I fish a LOT of spoons based on where we are and what baitfish are available. I love fishing them on points with a rip and flutter, the strikes are just bone jarring.

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the first bass i ever caught on an artificial when i was 5 was a red with white striped 3/4 oz daredevle.

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Last year i was throwing a Bass Pro shops Nitro spoon in the bluegill color. I was ripping it up and letting it flutter back down. I caught an 8lb catfish and a 4 lb largemouth on it. They both hit it on the flutter fall and both strikes were as hard as any bite i can ever remember. The only pain is casting it and constantly getting it hung up.

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Nope, the angler got tired of spoons not the bass ;)

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