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So I have always loved fishing, but just recently got into bass fishing (I have been more of a cat fisherman before, and bluegill). So the big question is, what should I get for tackle!? I have a shad, two Rat L Lures, I got two spoons ( not sure if those work for bass), a spro frog jr and alot of terminator and strike king spinners and buzzerbaits. But I am looking for some new things to try, and ideas!?

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This can be mind-boggling with all the stuff out there. But I would say your next additions should be some soft plastics and lipped crankbaits.

Good luck.

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Some jigs wouldn't hurt

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5" stickbaits/senkos,3"-5" grubs and some 6"-7 1/2" curly tail worms.My buddy hates using plastics.I got him to use those 3 I mentioned and he's starting to really like using them now.Matter of fact He outfished me today on plastics which is rare...LOL.

He uses nothing but lazy ikes and flat fish crankbaits. He smokes me using them every time we go out. Really amazes me how well he fishes those dang things. :blink:

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Zoom trick worms (any natural green color)

Any 3-4" tubes (zoom works good as well-- same color as above-- or black)

3/8oz black/black cavitron buzzbait

That should be enough to give you a start

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There is a soft plastic that I believe is a must. I call it a Fa-teeka when I get an unwanted inquiry as to what I'm catching my fish on. But if you want to try them out you can get them through Gary Yamamoto baits. He calls it a Fat Ika (4") also the 3" Ika is a great bait. :D have fun!!!

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I first piece of advice I always give beginners is to learn as much info about bass fishing as you can, and then take that into consideration when buying tackle, instead of going to your local store and buying everything on the shelf.

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I would recommend the following for a beginner bass fisherman:

spinnerbaits

flukes

tubes

finesse worms in both 4.5" and 7"

lipless cranks

grubs

jigs

senko

off-set worm hooks in 3/0,4/0,5/0

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Needle nose pliers.

Sissors.

Fingernail clipper.

Hook remover.

First Aid Kit.

Scent/Attractants

Extra reel spooled and ready to go, especially a baitcaster that you can change out when you get the horrific backlash.

Two each of your favorite crankbaits, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and jigs.

Wacky style weedless hooks, such as the 1/0 or 2/0.

1/8 ounch bullet weights.

Platic pegs for weights when fishing Texas rigged worms.

Trick worms fished weightless.

Finesse worms and Senkos fished wacky and weightless.

Your goal is to study your body of water and bring what you want to throw that day. You do not need five-pounds of tackle. Keep it simple. Make adjustments during your venture.

Experiment this summer so you will be in a better position for next year regarding what to bring to which body of water. ;)

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How 'bout a couple of more tackleboxes? :D

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Netbait paca craws

Netbait paca chunks

Denny Brauer Premier Pro flippin jigs

Strike King tour grade football head jigs

Strike King 1/8 oz buzzbait

Booyah Spinnerbait

Rat L Trap or Redeye Shad 1/4 or 1/2 oz

1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 oz bullet weights

3/0,4/0, and 5/0 Gamakatsu EWG hooks

Zoom Ol Monster

stuff for carolina rig

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Rapala Skitterpop

Arbogast Hula Popper

Yum Craw Papi (green pumpkin)

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After seeing all these lists, most of which are helpful... :D I can't help but to add mine. I doubt I can say anything that hasn't already been said, but....

1/4oz. White Spinnerbait

1/4oz. popper in any color that happens to strike you (Rebel Pop-R would be a good start)

Rapala Original Floater F09 Silver for Clear Water, Firetiger for muddy. (These baits are a little more than some, but they work wonders. You ca't fish these wrong.)

5" Senko/Dinger/*** There are a ton of names for these lures, but they basically look like soft plastic cigars.

5/0 Wide Gap Worm Hooks for the above lure

1/4oz. Rapala Rattlin' Rap or Cotton Cordell Super Spot

This is enough to get you started in the right direction. You can catch fish anywhere with these lures. If you need advise on fishing these lures, or any other questions about line, rods, reels, etc. feel free to PM me.

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Ive had the best luck with the Stanley Wedge spinner baits. Firetiger and White.

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My rule of thumb is "if you can't get into your pockets you don't need it". Always a 12 led flashlight hanging on my neck, Blacktip pliers, cuts everything and dehooks fish. 1 hard jerk bait, 1 spoon, 1 top lure, jigheads for soft plastic jerk shads, 1 rod and reel. Pretty much the same equipment for freshwater and inshore fishing. Backup equipment is never far away.

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