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What works best for mid-day bass fishing?

Question by lglessner97. Uploaded on May 31, 2011

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Hand gernades. Just kidding. It's tough to catch them in mid-day unless they're on the nest or guarding the hatch. Always release those fish though. Use a green creme worm (rubber), no sinkers, and pitch it three or four feet from them. Let it sink on its own. Sometimes they'll take it on the way to the bottom but in mid-day they will often only follow it down at a safe distance. Let it settle on the bottom. They may turn away. No problem. Let it sit still. They'll almost always turn for a second look. Then give the worm a very slight twitch. Bango! About seventy percent of the time they'll nail it. In the evenings and mornings fast moving lures will work better.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Fish deep in cover with weedless worms.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Umbrella ,lemonaide and a nap

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from badsmerf wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Midday fishing can be frustrating. Bass will generally go to where there is more cover like under wood or deeper. You can catch bass under docks and around wood cover all day. I'd try to fish a nice drop-off from 5-10 feet deep with a texas rigged worm.

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from dtbc333 wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

As others have said, mid day can be tough. At least where I am a lot of how tough it is has to do with the amount of cloud cover at mid-day, not just the time. On cloudy days I have smashed them all day before, but on a sunny or partly cloudy day it can be much tougher. When it gets tough I look for heavy cover/shade from overhangs and throw a Texas rigged worm weightless. A lot will depend on where you are as well. I am in Colorado, so with the colder water, sometimes mid day gets them hitting, instead of turning them off, at least until the middle of the summer.

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from youthflyfisher wrote 2 years 45 weeks ago

i fish from shore and i set a hook with a split shot 1 foot up then the bobber another 6-8 inches and cast from shore i used nightcrawlers and caught 5 bass

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from brandingo wrote 25 weeks 2 days ago

i use lures most of the time. fishing mid-day for means fishing a big area with a slow retrieve. i will catch a few in an area then after about ten cast with no hits i will move down and catch more. i usually fish rocky shore lines and cover but have cought them in unexpected areas. once i have gone down the shore as far as i would like i go back to my first spot and hook in. i believe this works because the fish have had a chance to settle after the camotion of the previous fish cought. these lures work well for me...blue fox- blue, purple, gold, silver. and panther martin- black with yellow dots and yellow with red. these lures work well because the spin well with slow retrieve in still water. good luck.

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from brandingo wrote 25 weeks 1 day ago

i use lures most of the time. fishing mid-day for means fishing a big area with a slow retrieve. i will catch a few in an area then after about ten cast with no hits i will move down and catch more. i usually fish rocky shore lines and cover but have cought them in unexpected areas. once i have gone down the shore as far as i would like i go back to my first spot and hook in. i believe this works because the fish have had a chance to settle after the camotion of the previous fish cought. these lures work well for me...blue fox- blue, purple, gold, silver. and panther martin- black with yellow dots and yellow with red. these lures work well because the spin well with slow retrieve in still water. good luck.

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from deerhunterrick wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Umbrella ,lemonaide and a nap

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Hand gernades. Just kidding. It's tough to catch them in mid-day unless they're on the nest or guarding the hatch. Always release those fish though. Use a green creme worm (rubber), no sinkers, and pitch it three or four feet from them. Let it sink on its own. Sometimes they'll take it on the way to the bottom but in mid-day they will often only follow it down at a safe distance. Let it settle on the bottom. They may turn away. No problem. Let it sit still. They'll almost always turn for a second look. Then give the worm a very slight twitch. Bango! About seventy percent of the time they'll nail it. In the evenings and mornings fast moving lures will work better.

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Fish deep in cover with weedless worms.

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from badsmerf wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Midday fishing can be frustrating. Bass will generally go to where there is more cover like under wood or deeper. You can catch bass under docks and around wood cover all day. I'd try to fish a nice drop-off from 5-10 feet deep with a texas rigged worm.

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from dtbc333 wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

As others have said, mid day can be tough. At least where I am a lot of how tough it is has to do with the amount of cloud cover at mid-day, not just the time. On cloudy days I have smashed them all day before, but on a sunny or partly cloudy day it can be much tougher. When it gets tough I look for heavy cover/shade from overhangs and throw a Texas rigged worm weightless. A lot will depend on where you are as well. I am in Colorado, so with the colder water, sometimes mid day gets them hitting, instead of turning them off, at least until the middle of the summer.

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from youthflyfisher wrote 2 years 45 weeks ago

i fish from shore and i set a hook with a split shot 1 foot up then the bobber another 6-8 inches and cast from shore i used nightcrawlers and caught 5 bass

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from brandingo wrote 25 weeks 2 days ago

i use lures most of the time. fishing mid-day for means fishing a big area with a slow retrieve. i will catch a few in an area then after about ten cast with no hits i will move down and catch more. i usually fish rocky shore lines and cover but have cought them in unexpected areas. once i have gone down the shore as far as i would like i go back to my first spot and hook in. i believe this works because the fish have had a chance to settle after the camotion of the previous fish cought. these lures work well for me...blue fox- blue, purple, gold, silver. and panther martin- black with yellow dots and yellow with red. these lures work well because the spin well with slow retrieve in still water. good luck.

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from brandingo wrote 25 weeks 1 day ago

i use lures most of the time. fishing mid-day for means fishing a big area with a slow retrieve. i will catch a few in an area then after about ten cast with no hits i will move down and catch more. i usually fish rocky shore lines and cover but have cought them in unexpected areas. once i have gone down the shore as far as i would like i go back to my first spot and hook in. i believe this works because the fish have had a chance to settle after the camotion of the previous fish cought. these lures work well for me...blue fox- blue, purple, gold, silver. and panther martin- black with yellow dots and yellow with red. these lures work well because the spin well with slow retrieve in still water. good luck.

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