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#11493161 - 03/22/16 10:15 AM If you had only one Artifical Bait to use!
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10997
Loc: San Antonio TX
If you had only one ARTIFICIAL BAIT to use on sunfish/or any other fish, what would it be?

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#11493257 - 03/22/16 10:45 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 41221
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I know it's artificial baits but I have to include LIVE NIGHT CRAWLERS! hammer As for artificial bait it would have to be the Gulp Alive Worms! hooked
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#11493353 - 03/22/16 11:12 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
MJFort Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/10/16
Posts: 13
Loc: San Antonio TX
silver color Beetle Spin with Berkeley power bait 2in grub.

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#11493378 - 03/22/16 11:21 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
Catfish-hunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1693
Loc: Medina lake
Gulp alive minnows here,caught big red ear and nice blue gill off them. Unpainted 1/16 oz jig head #6 sickle hook and lip them. Bounce off bottom,oh man! Got to give it a pause laying on bottom,then when you pick up,they slurp it in. Clean bottom you can cast it and bounce it, same story,let them have time to look at it on the bottom,then bam! Attempt to move the bait a foot at a time,slow your roll. Late winter and early spring,on or near beds.About like now but haven't tried this year. Normally in 4-8' water. Sometimes it's crazy,son caught some near a bluff at canyon, it was 24' on tree side of boat,and 70' on main lake side. He casted about 25' from boat and locked reel letting the bait swing vertical. Big blue gill! It's a good bait man!

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#11493476 - 03/22/16 11:56 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
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Angler

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 402
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Small rooster tail

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#11493511 - 03/22/16 12:10 PM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
River Mongrel Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 1374
flys have always did the job well for me
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#11493752 - 03/22/16 02:01 PM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: River Mongrel]
TroyKing Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1205
Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: River Mongrel
flys have always did the job well for me
I don't fly fish yet...But I do use small beaded flies under a tiny weighted float this has caught some monsters...But my biggest bluegill came off of a 1/64the jig head I tied up with red foxtail hair and a red thread neck. I also took two strands off of a spinner bait skirt and tied them in to look like legs. kind of a hybrid jig/fly that is castable with ultra light spinning gear. FUN FUN FUN!!!
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#11493988 - 03/22/16 03:37 PM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3098
Loc: Brenham, TX
+3 on the fly rod. Either a top water popper or a light bead chain fly. I've caught everything from a 4" long ear to a 23.5 inch Buffalo on a size 8 gray & white bead chain clouser.

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#11494682 - 03/22/16 09:42 PM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
doctorxring Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/04/03
Posts: 764
Loc: The Republic of Texas
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One lure only ? Rivers, stock tanks, lakes. Multi-specie. This one, no hesitation --

Size 07 Rapala Balsa Floating Minnow, silver foil.

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#11494971 - 03/23/16 12:20 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
kjwolvy Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 4911
Loc: Guymon OK
1/16th oz. Beetle Spin.

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#11494980 - 03/23/16 01:13 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1236
Loc: Texas, Dallas
Tiny Zoom Brush Hog in Watermelon Red Texas rigged its my nephews go to lure for 5 years.

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#11495542 - 03/23/16 10:14 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: TroyKing]
REDGUN Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 779
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
But my biggest bluegill came off of a 1/64the jig head I tied up with red foxtail hair and a red thread neck. I also took two strands off of a spinner bait skirt and tied them in to look like legs. kind of a hybrid jig/fly that is castable with ultra light spinning gear. FUN FUN FUN!!!


My version of this ^^^ bait. I call them "Gill Bugs". thumb I have caught my best gills with crickets. Anything that looks "crickety" will get the attention of big gills.





Edited by REDGUN (03/23/16 10:18 AM)

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#11495692 - 03/23/16 11:06 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: Laker One]
highcountry Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
Gulp Alive grubs or minnows. Fly/bubble with Pistol Petes.
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#11495745 - 03/23/16 11:30 AM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: REDGUN]
TroyKing Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1205
Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: REDGUN
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
But my biggest bluegill came off of a 1/64the jig head I tied up with red foxtail hair and a red thread neck. I also took two strands off of a spinner bait skirt and tied them in to look like legs. kind of a hybrid jig/fly that is castable with ultra light spinning gear. FUN FUN FUN!!!


My version of this ^^^ bait. I call them "Gill Bugs". thumb I have caught my best gills with crickets. Anything that looks "crickety" will get the attention of big gills.



Oh yeah!!! That's what I'm talking bout!...the possibilities are unlimited... really like your ties.
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#11496692 - 03/23/16 05:25 PM Re: If you had only one Artifical Bait to use! [Re: TroyKing]
REDGUN Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 779
Loc: DFW Metromess
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Oh yeah!!! That's what I'm talking bout!...the possibilities are unlimited... really like your ties.


Super simple to tie. I made most of those up with scrap material from tying crappie jigs. thumb

When coming through the water, they kinda look like a little water spider. Cut the front legs off, just in front of the head, and they look more like a cricket.

I also bottom fish, using the "drop shot" method, with a weightless version.



Edited by REDGUN (03/23/16 05:53 PM)

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