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What should I use for largemouth bass in a 25 acre lake in alabama. The lakes about 8ft at the deepest and has a mud bottom, with shoreline brush and weeds for cover. Water clarity is about 1-2ft. What lures should I use in spring-summer?

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of surface lures near the shoreline, the old flatfish in particular. Good luck.

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from JT81 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

If you have structure or shade and the fish are holding to it, use tube baits, jigs, or pegged Texas-rigged worms. If it feels like you might have a bite, go ahead and set the hook, especially on tubes and jigs. Bass don't tend to run off with these baits like they do with spinnerbaits and plugs. You might get hung up in brush more, but you'll catch more fish too. Good fishin!

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from Alex Grimaudo wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I would use any surface lures such as frogs or hula poppers near the weedy areas. In the deeper parts, use stickbaits and crankbaits. If visibility is 1-2 feet, I would use spinnerbaits or spoons to get the fish's attention. Good luck.

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from maynardtl8 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

In the morning stick with some noisy topwaters like poppers or running a buzzbait slowly, since the vis is low you need to give the fish time to find the bait. If you find a good amount of fish in one spot you could try texas rigging or drop shotting some bright plastics with a worm rattle stuck in it. The object is to be slow, noisy, and bright to bring a lot of attention to your bait.

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from santa wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I like a Snagless Sally with a porkfrog trailer or a black natural pork frog worm texas rigged. Natural pork lures have proven to me to be better than soft plastics, (I used to make soft plastic baits so I do know a lot about them). For a good dependable top water lure, the spook and the jitterbug have been able to stand the test of time and still produce good results for me.

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

i like spinnerbait myself, but in 25 acres you should be able to use just about whatever

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from DakotaMan wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

In a small pond like that, they are there for the taking so you just have to find out what they like. All the lures mentioned above are great bass lures. On a pond that size in the South, I have had good luck with buzz baits drawn from shore to the deep water or around deadfalls in the evening and early morning.

I still find it hard to beat a rubber worm or rubber lizzard moved very slowly across the bottom during most of the day. If they are eating a lot of chubs, minnows or bluegills, I also have great luck with the Rapala Shadrap in the color of their lunch.

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from jtmosher42 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I would personally go with top water myself. Way more explosive strikes, and very affective during the spring and fall months. You may even try using poppers on a fly rod! Nothing like a 3 or 4 pounder on a light fly rod!

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from jtmosher42 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

* spring and summer

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of surface lures near the shoreline, the old flatfish in particular. Good luck.

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from JT81 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

If you have structure or shade and the fish are holding to it, use tube baits, jigs, or pegged Texas-rigged worms. If it feels like you might have a bite, go ahead and set the hook, especially on tubes and jigs. Bass don't tend to run off with these baits like they do with spinnerbaits and plugs. You might get hung up in brush more, but you'll catch more fish too. Good fishin!

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from Alex Grimaudo wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I would use any surface lures such as frogs or hula poppers near the weedy areas. In the deeper parts, use stickbaits and crankbaits. If visibility is 1-2 feet, I would use spinnerbaits or spoons to get the fish's attention. Good luck.

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from maynardtl8 wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

In the morning stick with some noisy topwaters like poppers or running a buzzbait slowly, since the vis is low you need to give the fish time to find the bait. If you find a good amount of fish in one spot you could try texas rigging or drop shotting some bright plastics with a worm rattle stuck in it. The object is to be slow, noisy, and bright to bring a lot of attention to your bait.

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from santa wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

I like a Snagless Sally with a porkfrog trailer or a black natural pork frog worm texas rigged. Natural pork lures have proven to me to be better than soft plastics, (I used to make soft plastic baits so I do know a lot about them). For a good dependable top water lure, the spook and the jitterbug have been able to stand the test of time and still produce good results for me.

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 24 weeks ago

i like spinnerbait myself, but in 25 acres you should be able to use just about whatever

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from DakotaMan wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

In a small pond like that, they are there for the taking so you just have to find out what they like. All the lures mentioned above are great bass lures. On a pond that size in the South, I have had good luck with buzz baits drawn from shore to the deep water or around deadfalls in the evening and early morning.

I still find it hard to beat a rubber worm or rubber lizzard moved very slowly across the bottom during most of the day. If they are eating a lot of chubs, minnows or bluegills, I also have great luck with the Rapala Shadrap in the color of their lunch.

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from jtmosher42 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I would personally go with top water myself. Way more explosive strikes, and very affective during the spring and fall months. You may even try using poppers on a fly rod! Nothing like a 3 or 4 pounder on a light fly rod!

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from jtmosher42 wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

* spring and summer

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