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Question by 16countryboy. Uploaded on October 20, 2011
take a minnow trap but some bait in it throw it out catch some minnows and use them that usually works
Plastic worms have gotten bites for me all year round, but different presentations work better at different times. It's getting cooler, so the bass may be getting sluggish. Try bumping a Texas rigged worm SLOWLY along the bottom. When I say slowly, I mean cast, let it set for 10-30 seconds, bump it a foot or two along, and repeat. I've coaxed a lot of bites out with that method, especially around thick cover. Give it a try. Just make sure you're using the right color worm - darker worms for darker water, lighter worms for lighter water. Big ones usually work better for me, too... My favorite is the Zoom Ol' Monster, which is maybe 10.5 inches.
My thought is if you can see them, they can see you and they won't take anything. I would try sneaking up on them.
I have had good luck with a 4"-6"floating rapala minnow twitched very slowly on top.Or a creme worm in a natural night crawler color hooked in the collar about an inch from the head of the worm with a light wire hook and no weight with a little practice you can make this worm look alive.good luck
i was going to say what jmshackleford said.
Ive used baby bluegill about an inch long and also those small red and white spoons that come with any fishingg kit.
I would agree with jmshackleford and jamesti. It has happened to me when fishing a very clear pond and also a sand pit that was crystal clear.
Dynamite sounds like the solution to me.
Yes, that's a joke.
I had that happen to me at a lake. The one thing I found that got a hit was a little cleo spoon. When all else fails, give it a try.
Use a fly rod. Since you can see them then cast a topwater fly if if they are close to the surface. Keep yourself about 20' back from shore so they won't see you and cast about 5' or 10' past the shoreline. The beauty of fly fishing is you don't have to reel your line all the way in to re cast. Just back cast and get your fly out again.
I have had my best luck at this time of the year when the seasons are changing to cooler weather with a texas rigged worm. Black is my favorite color and I find that natrural pork rind worms do better for me than soft plastics. (I use #147 Uncle Josh porkers). If the bass show some aggressive movement, I back off from them and cast to them with a gold spinner Snagless Sally in black and yellow with a pork frog trailer. I also use a vintage vamp spook or a zaragossa spook for surface lures.
pepperoni slices folded into quarters on a red hook with one split shot about 6 to 8 inches up. Slow retrieve.
It's the old saying, if you can see them, they can see you. Stay low if fishing from the bank or a boat. Try live bait like minnows, they are usually gorging on them about now. Keep the pepperoni for youself!
yeah they are probably seeing you too...try an unweighted senko though, it's got some pretty wiggle to it
try small very very small like mepps, panther martins,and rooster tails,etc. good little inline spinners.
I use artificial bluegill in my pond, the fish won't eat anything else,had good luck with them everywhere I have fished.
the ones you see arnt the ons you catch-usually-i mean thats how it works for me, i dont spend over a cast on a fish i see-wast of time
i think lures get ruled out alot of the time fishing colder water because bass save there energy and move slower. so the main thing is a slow retreve.lures are usually ruled out because you cant real them in slow enough to keep them spinning. try blue fox. (# 3, blue, purple, gold or silver). also jigs with a small jig hook(pumpkin seed, motor oil, water melon and electric blue. good luck
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