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#11019572 - 08/04/15 01:43 PM School me on bass....
WASTINGTIME Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/21/11
Posts: 1124
Loc: Irving,Texas
Wanting to get started bass fishing.. I have some stuff like rattle traps and what not I have some worms but Not sure what hook to use or how to rig anyone close to Irving wanna give out some pointers?
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#11019703 - 08/04/15 02:23 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: WASTINGTIME]
BankBassin Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 1160
Loc: Allen, Texas 75002
That's like saying, what's the best way to catch a bass. The tons of ways and tons of factors that are involved.
Here's what I would do for starters:

All soft plastics, Texas rigged. ----> Texas Rig Video
Rattle traps in shad colors will work.
Crank baits like a 1XD will do well.
Pop-r Top waters

All of these can be purchased at any tackle store. The best advice I can give is "match the hatch". Whatever color of item the bass are eating, that the color you want to be using. I'm sure other will disagree, but I feel color is more important than presentation. You have the right color, you will increase the amount of fish you catch.
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#11019991 - 08/04/15 04:12 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: WASTINGTIME]
Donald Harper Online   happy
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12240
Loc: Justin, TX.
I live a ways from Irving; but I assure you that it will be worth the drive to come out and start form the beginning. I will give a good lesson on the old school ways and share with you all my custom bait building experiences that have worked for lots of years along with the techniques that you need to get started.

Plan to stay at least a half day. Lunch is on me. If you would like to do this you will need to bring everything you have to fish with: rods, reels, soft plastics and lures. Not just a package of each of them; all of them.
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#11020016 - 08/04/15 04:27 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: WASTINGTIME]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 747
Loc: Emory, TX
youtube wacky worm, it's the best place to start IMO

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#11020116 - 08/04/15 05:02 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: Donald Harper]
WASTINGTIME Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/21/11
Posts: 1124
Loc: Irving,Texas
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
I live a ways from Irving; but I assure you that it will be worth the drive to come out and start form the beginning. I will give a good lesson on the old school ways and share with you all my custom bait building experiences that have worked for lots of years along with the techniques that you need to get started.

Plan to stay at least a half day. Lunch is on me. If you would like to do this you will need to bring everything you have to fish with: rods, reels, soft plastics and lures.
Not just a package of each of them; all of them.


Sent a pm
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#11020147 - 08/04/15 05:14 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: WASTINGTIME]
epicoutdoors Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1810
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
Probably the best way to accelerate your learning curve without a lot of freinds that fish is to hire a good guide. Just explain your interest and set up the trip so the first part of the day will be spent learning about equipment, baits, rigging, ect and the basic scenerios that you would choose for each type of bait. The second half of the day could be spent learning about where to find fish and actually doing some fishing. Probably the best bang for your buck and good experience.

There are also lots of good, informative videos and books available to get you going.

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#11020189 - 08/04/15 05:36 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: WASTINGTIME]
raveon Offline
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Registered: 09/23/13
Posts: 120
What everyone above me said. I would agree the simplest is probably the wacky rig. lots of great instructional videos on you tube.
The best way to learn in my opinion is get out there and do it.

It would probably be a good idea to start out in ponds that hold bass.

I have been bass fishing for only a few years now and have yet to catch one in a lake. But then again I have only been out to a lake a few times.
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#11020218 - 08/04/15 05:50 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: WASTINGTIME]
Donald Harper Online   happy
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12240
Loc: Justin, TX.
Originally Posted By: WASTINGTIME
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
I live a ways from Irving; but I assure you that it will be worth the drive to come out and start form the beginning. I will give a good lesson on the old school ways and share with you all my custom bait building experiences that have worked for lots of years along with the techniques that you need to get started.

Plan to stay at least a half day. Lunch is on me. If you would like to do this you will need to bring everything you have to fish with: rods, reels, soft plastics and lures.
Not just a package of each of them; all of them.


Sent a pm


Got it. I look forward to helping you. Anyone is welcome at my house anytime and you will leave with a better knowledge of how to fish the way you have to fish; whether it be form the bank in a pond, creek, lake or form a boat. I will customize your best baits that you have so they will catch more fish and help you add the things you need at no cost to you. I have a shop full of baits and plastics that I will never use.

Thanks for asking,
Donald
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www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
Shallow Water Mapping - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic



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#11020317 - 08/04/15 06:36 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: Donald Harper]
wlgorman Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 268
Loc: The Colony, TX
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
I live a ways from Irving; but I assure you that it will be worth the drive to come out and start form the beginning. I will give a good lesson on the old school ways and share with you all my custom bait building experiences that have worked for lots of years along with the techniques that you need to get started.

Plan to stay at least a half day. Lunch is on me. If you would like to do this you will need to bring everything you have to fish with: rods, reels, soft plastics and lures. Not just a package of each of them; all of them.


Heck of an offer.

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#11020850 - 08/04/15 09:45 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: Donald Harper]
jbcarroll3000 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 675
Loc: Denton, TX
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Originally Posted By: WASTINGTIME
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
I live a ways from Irving; but I assure you that it will be worth the drive to come out and start form the beginning. I will give a good lesson on the old school ways and share with you all my custom bait building experiences that have worked for lots of years along with the techniques that you need to get started.

Plan to stay at least a half day. Lunch is on me. If you would like to do this you will need to bring everything you have to fish with: rods, reels, soft plastics and lures.
Not just a package of each of them; all of them.


Sent a pm


Got it. I look forward to helping you. Anyone is welcome at my house anytime and you will leave with a better knowledge of how to fish the way you have to fish; whether it be form the bank in a pond, creek, lake or form a boat. I will customize your best baits that you have so they will catch more fish and help you add the things you need at no cost to you. I have a shop full of baits and plastics that I will never use.

Thanks for asking,
Donald


Mr. Harper always gives great advice on the forum, so this is a heck of an offer. Definitely take him up on it.

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#11020980 - 08/04/15 10:41 PM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: WASTINGTIME]
stratos1760dv-Jeremy Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 507
Loc: McKinney, TX
Buy buck Perry's home study course. It is the source of all the location stuff written about bass. It also talks about presentation and what lures are needed to strain the water to find the correct depth and speed you need to be fishing at the right place at the right time. Best thing I ever did. Itainttv.com or Amazon or eBay. I did not read all the posts but I guarantee there is enough unused tackle amongst everyone here to supply you for a long time. Just really no easy way to get it to you.

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#11021406 - 08/05/15 08:32 AM Re: School me on bass.... [Re: Donald Harper]
Bois d'arc Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1358
Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
I live a ways from Irving; but I assure you that it will be worth the drive to come out and start form the beginning. I will give a good lesson on the old school ways and share with you all my custom bait building experiences that have worked for lots of years along with the techniques that you need to get started.

Plan to stay at least a half day. Lunch is on me. If you would like to do this you will need to bring everything you have to fish with: rods, reels, soft plastics and lures. Not just a package of each of them; all of them.


If you don't jump on this offer you need your head examined loco_2

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