I caught them all on fluke (watermelon color). Grew up casting 75% spinner bait. Now I throw about 50% fluke and 50% all others including buzzbait, lucky 13, floating stick baits, spinner, cranks and frogs. That fluke worm is the best lure I have ever fished. I can catch bass any time of the year in almost any condition. Let me put it this way... If I can't get a bite on that fluke, I'm pretty confident that no other lures will work either. I just cast, let it sink (no weight attached, just lure and hook) and sit for about 10-15 seconds and watch the line for a twitch. If nothing, then I bump it a little and again wait for 10 seconds. If still nothing, I reel as slow as possible
and drag it along the bottom. wait for a slight bump, drop the rod and wait about a second and set the hook. Works every time.
Your right about the bass being a little skinny, but it is that time of year and the mommas are spawning.
Originally Posted by ScottJackson
I used to fish almost every day. There's 40+ ponds on my dad's property and I'm having a hard time getting all of them stocked.
40+ ponds, or as we call them "tanks" is awesome. Thats sounds like paradise! I have about 10-12 between me and my neighbors. My neighbor has about a 5.5 acre tank and he stocks it very well. 4 years ago he caught a 10 pound 9 ounce bass in there! My definition is if the water body is naturally occurring, then it is called a pond and if it is man-made, then it is a tank. A lot of people never heard of this terminology (damn Yankees
What do you call a "basic jig?"