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Old 10-12-2011, 09:49 AM
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Was reading a thread on another site and became curious as to what anglers around these parts use when the fishing is tough and its hard to get a bite... I know locations differ and times of year differ but as a general topic... What bait is your goto when all others arent working (FOR FRESHWATER)??

I always have a C rigged fluke tied on for Toledo. Stick baits (senkos/big bites) are my goto on Calcasieu, sabine, Big Woods, and other small water establishments.

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Old 10-12-2011, 09:59 AM
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. Stick baits (senkos/big bites) .
texas or wackey rigged?



go to baits:

june bug or wat red brush hogs for bass -(1/4 oz white/chart spinnerbaits if its windy)

black/chart jig for crappie

chart w/ red dot sparkle beatle w/ 1/4 chart jig head for trout

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Old 10-12-2011, 10:04 AM
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texas or wackey rigged?



go to baits:

brush hogs for bass, june bug or wat red -(spinnerbaits if its windy)

black/chart jig for crappie

chart w/ red dot sparkle beatle w/ 1/4 chart jig head for trout
I use texas, wacky, and weightless. Was talking strictly fresh water.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:23 AM
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Live swimps!! Lmao

Seriously, if I can't buy a bite I'll start throwing a 3" pearl white Gulp shrimp on a 1/4 oz jig head. I know I'll catch something.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:18 AM
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Live swimps!! Lmao

Seriously, if I can't buy a bite I'll start throwing a 3" pearl white Gulp shrimp on a 1/4 oz jig head. I know I'll catch something.
For bass?
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:20 AM
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For bass?
Oh snap! My bad. Thought he said something about saltwater too. I don't bass fish except for in ponds. All I ever throw is a watermelon red baby brush hog Texas rigged for bass.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:24 AM
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Yeah i was going for freshwater soo i changed the thread (see blue print)
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:25 AM
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watermelon seed fluke weightless on Caney lake also watermelon red fluke
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:27 AM
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Oh snap! My bad. Thought he said something about saltwater too. I don't bass fish except for in ponds. All I ever throw is a watermelon red baby brush hog Texas rigged for bass.
Thats a good bait.
If the bite us on, I like a pop-r or chug bug.
Go to for me is old school, a lil' fishie on a jighead and a snap on spinner blade. Caught a lot of bass on that. I like watermelon senkos too.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:36 AM
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depends on if i fishing for size or numbers. fun fishing and tourney fishing are different too.
Size = jig / pig, bruise w black pig or large creature bait. watermelon /candy.
Numbers = crank bait or spinner bait ,color depends on water / bait.
fun fishing = 1/8 oz white spinnerbait , sacalait will hit it too.
tourney fishing Buzz bait at 1st light ,crank or spinner to try to get a limit in the boat. Then Large creature bait to try to add lbs.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:28 PM
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If I could only throw one bait it would be a zoom trick worm
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:38 PM
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my go to bait is a fluke, any color, any size, any way rigged.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:42 PM
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1/8 oz white or white/chartreuse spinnerbait w/ a willow leaf /Colorado blade combo

4 inch plum crazy worm or crawworm Tx rigged

chartreuse mid range Bandit crankbait
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:14 PM
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When nothing is going right, I throw a Tx rig watermelon baby brush hog or 7" culrpit worm. Worked really really slow.
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when things get tough, i will downsize my presentation. from a spinnerbait down to a beetle spin and from a big worm down to a 4 incher. my confidence bait on small, highly pressured waters is a yamamoto 9s-10-925. its a 4" yamasenko in watermelon red/seedless watermelon laminate, rigged weightless wacky on 8# fluoro. it gets me bites when not much else does.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:31 PM
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Weightless watermelon baby brushhog if the wind allows.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:50 PM
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Electricity or Dynamite...













naaaa.....j/k I prefer throwing topwater frogs, but I mainly use eather a white or a chartruce spinner bait.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:58 PM
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Sexy/Tennessee Shad Rattletrap in deeper water

Either a texas rigged curly tail (7.5" or 10.5") or a watermelon red, gold or black flake weightless 5" senko for shallower water or fishing structures
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:42 PM
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Topwater: Rebel Pop-R Black and Chrome

#'s- backwater tackle stik bait, june bug

size: 1/4 oz pbj jig with craw trailer.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:46 PM
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Caught lotsa' bass on "artificial shrimp" this year... That will change if we ever get any rain

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