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#11222089 - 11/13/15 10:51 AM Schooling/Feeding Bass
LSM Offline
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On several occasions, I've witnessed bass heavily feeding on threadfin shad. I can throw everything I own and rarely catch one. Yesterday, it happened in 2-8 feet of water. The shad were so thick, I was hooking them.

Suggestions?

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#11222111 - 11/13/15 11:02 AM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
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Sometimes you just can't get them to bite with all the available food sources. I usually throw a lipless or a topwater amongst other things.

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#11222117 - 11/13/15 11:04 AM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
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Yellow Magic
Zara spook type bait
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#11222140 - 11/13/15 11:12 AM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
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Throw a weightless fluke out there and work it real slow
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#11222145 - 11/13/15 11:15 AM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
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I always keep one of my custom spinner baits tied on just for that occasion.
- 3/8 oz. small willow bladed - heavy Diamond Dusted to represent the scales.
- Hologram skirt heavily scented in Minnow Extract.

I can run it at the depth that works. Sometimes the big Bass are under the school taking the wounded bait that floats down to them so try slow rolling it.


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#11222225 - 11/13/15 11:57 AM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
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When that happens I usually start working a fluke or top water, maybe a rattle trap real fast. I try to keep them from getting a good look at it. They get really keyed on the look of the bait I think and you have to keep them from getting a good look at your bait

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#11222274 - 11/13/15 12:22 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
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Schools of fish feed fast sometimes, are you sure you're not getting bit and just don't feel it? Agree with the others, love a flutter spoon in these situations (and the a-rig). Also lately have been putting a fluke on pony-head jig (or underpin) Matching the physical size or apparent size of the shad school with your bait could help.
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#11222284 - 11/13/15 12:29 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: DFW
A spook
A fluke, run it fast and kill it
A white weightless senko

In my experience, the spook usually does the trick.

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#11222336 - 11/13/15 12:56 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
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Registered: 07/02/04
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Loc: NRH, TX
Originally Posted By: LSM
On several occasions, I've witnessed bass heavily feeding on threadfin shad. I can throw everything I own and rarely catch one. Yesterday, it happened in 2-8 feet of water. The shad were so thick, I was hooking them.

Suggestions?


Were you able to tell if they had any size? Had this happen many times, more than times than not its been a bunch of little ones. Either a 1/4 oz chrome trap or tiny spinnerbait will usually get r done, or at least tell you what size fish is in the school.
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#11222383 - 11/13/15 01:33 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Got into them tues schooling picked up shad colored chugbug threw on top of them never got a blowup so threw a fluke and after few misses caught one then picked up my 1.5 KVD sexy shad and started laying the smack down on them caught 3 in 3 cast never had to throw more than 2-3 times without them hammering it caught my first dbl too 3lber an a 1lber it was fun even switched up to the 2.5 and same result.

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#11222395 - 11/13/15 01:40 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Fluke or cast net
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#11222438 - 11/13/15 02:11 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
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Try a fluke. Experiment With you retrieves. They will bite. Also try and match the hatch and close as possible. You may have to Down size to a fluke Jr. Or even a white road runner. Or a white sassy shad. The bite can still be tuff this time even when they are schooling!
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#11222542 - 11/13/15 03:16 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
timwins31 Offline
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Some good advice. I actually asked the Lewisville guys what size shad they have been seeing lately because of something related. For the last month the bass have been feeding on 3in-ish shad. This last week I've had a hard time finding a bite again. I've been seeing schools of fish feeding on very small shad, around 1 inch. I threw a little george threw them on wednesday and caught around 20 fish before i had to head in.

Sometimes it's all about matching the hatch.

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#11222601 - 11/13/15 03:53 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
Insurance man Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Bass-N-Buck Master
Got into them tues schooling picked up shad colored chugbug threw on top of them never got a blowup so threw a fluke and after few misses caught one then picked up my 1.5 KVD sexy shad and started laying the smack down on them caught 3 in 3 cast never had to throw more than 2-3 times without them hammering it caught my first dbl too 3lber an a 1lber it was fun even switched up to the 2.5 and same result.
+1

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#11222611 - 11/13/15 04:03 PM Re: Schooling/Feeding Bass [Re: LSM]
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1oz lil George Wall Mart...Just sayin....
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