New to bass fishing

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  1. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    After 50+ years of fishing in saltwater I need some advise for fishing in fresh water. I do not want to go crazy buying everything on the shelf. Not sure that I going to get into worm fishing yet so I am thinking about crank baits and spinners. Looking for suggestion to start this new craze slowly with a few different lures.

    Open to suggestions.
     
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    Johnny Misanthropist Supporting Member

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    Hahahahahaha. Good luck with all that..
     
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    i like “flukes” and topwater. don’t necessarily get the lunkers but it’s more active and fun for me.

    zoom super salty fluke pearl

    and big mouth poppers

    crappy ugly stick, spinner and spiderwire

    catching fish for less than $50
     
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    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    vp9c, thanks.
    I going to take some of my saltwater trout/red fish spinners outfits. Line is around 20# mono or 35-40 braid line. Also, got one Calcutta 50 bait caster that is going to make the trip. I got some spinner rigs that I used for red fish and top water lures that I have never used. I have no idea if these will work in freshwater.
     
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    DCGallim Resident Smart-A$$

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    Wacky Rigged Senkos, you will catch fish.
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    I do 2 O Rings like this to save on plastics because fish will destroy them.
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    Fixed, i've found powerpro to be much much better to work with than spider wire.

    I'll add Chug bugs and buzz baits (you may find them hard to keep on top with a slow reel though). If you have a lot of lilly pads frogs will work well provided you can set a hook. Scuppernong lizards are a favorite of ours also.
     
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    A lot of your inshore salt water lured will work fine for bass fishing. Top water, most plastics, cranks and jerk baits should be fine. I have dedicated bags for fresh and saltwater but dig thru my freshwater plastics before any trip to the beach.
     
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    Throw one of these in 3/8 oz. on 30# braid with 12# mono leader.
    You can crank it fast with the blades just under the surface or slow roll it deep and any where in between .

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    Been bass fishing most of my life and this is my favorite method. Never saw the oring trick, I like that.

    Gary Yamamoto plastic worms FTW, and much cheaper than spin/crank baits when you’re trying to work the tight spots.
     
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    All my best luck bass fishing has been with a Rebel Pop-R top water popper, and using Texas rigged rubber worms. I had the best luck with the red, purple, and bright green colored worms. Brand didn't seem to matter as much. 7.5 inch ones seemed to be the ones fish hit most often.

    Never had any luck with crankbaits, divers, etc. I've seen other folks have luck with frog lures, but typically only in places they knew really big bass were lurking.
     
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    I use Texas rigged worms, a cheap af Bass Pro baitcaster I bought a dozen years ago, and a cheap Berkley lightning rod. I've caught some nice fish out of my canoe on the local Yadkin/Pee Dee lake chain, and some ponds.

    It doesn't take much to catch bass, but it takes an understanding of what they do and when they do it. If you can figure out the pre-spawn and post-spawn patterns of fish, you'll catch them every outing. I've not mastered it yet.
     
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    Learn to drop shot. Light tackle technique that will catch fish shallow, deep and when Summer conditions make bass hide deep.
     
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