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#11420168 - 02/17/16 11:29 AM Live Bait for the White Bass Run?
ReeceKennedy Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 159
Loc: Dallas
So would anyone recommend using live bait for white bass? If so what kind? And where could I buy them or find them in the lakes or creeks this time of year?
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#11420178 - 02/17/16 11:31 AM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
ReeceKennedy Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
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Loc: Dallas
Specifically in the ray Hubbard and lavon area near the mouth of Rowlett Creek
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#11420233 - 02/17/16 11:46 AM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
TheCatcherman4 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/13
Posts: 151
Loc: Texas
You don't need it. Save the money and buy and spinner of some sort, it'll last longer.

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#11420240 - 02/17/16 11:48 AM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
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Registered: 12/25/12
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Loc: Burleson,TX
Small thread fin shad if you can net them. Minnows will also work just as good and easier to get if you buy them

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#11420483 - 02/17/16 01:23 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
psycho0819 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1434
Loc: Kaufman
I've seen crawfish do well on spawning whites. But I agree with Catcherman, the right artificial will do just as good without the pain of dealing with live bait.
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#11420665 - 02/17/16 02:11 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
Gulp...

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#11420767 - 02/17/16 03:00 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
SALLYSUE Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: BELTON TEXAS
A flyrod is my way

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#11420948 - 02/17/16 04:30 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: JIM SR.]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
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Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
Gulp...
...have had excellent luck on small Crawfish out of the ditches but prefer road runners. Which gulp do you use, iv got some leftover swimming mullets, thought about trying them.
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#11421102 - 02/17/16 06:05 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
ReeceKennedy Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
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Loc: Dallas
So I guess just stick to small flukes and rooster tails?
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#11421120 - 02/17/16 06:11 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
Uncle Zeek Offline
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Registered: 09/26/05
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I've caught lots of sandbass fishing the bank with a small white crappie jig under a bobber.
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#11421121 - 02/17/16 06:12 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
willweg Offline
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Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 43
My experience with fishing the white bass run in Canyon Lake for 10 years has been this :

1. Native spotted tail minnows, you have to seine them, but it's worth it.
2. Shiners, I have started using large shiners, I catch less whites but those that I catch tend to be bigger.
3. Road runners, I use chartreuse and white in Canyon.

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#11421151 - 02/17/16 06:26 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
Sandbasstard Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 403
Loc: Wills Point, Texas
I haven't fished live bait in a while but it seemed that the natural baits out caught store bought minnows. but the store bought minnows did catch. But when you find that one artificial that they like its hard to beat! I use 1/4 oz Roadrunners with a red head and white grub for the most part and 1/8 oz rattle traps.
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#11421170 - 02/17/16 06:33 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
ReeceKennedy Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 159
Loc: Dallas
I really need to learn how to throw a cast net
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#11421190 - 02/17/16 06:40 PM Re: Live Bait for the White Bass Run? [Re: ReeceKennedy]
wrknonit Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 309
Loc: Ingram, Texas
Always a good idea to have some. Minnows work well when the bite slows down. texas

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