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#11495762 - 03/23/16 11:37 AM big bass tournament strategy
tpvegas2213 Offline
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I'm fishing my first big bass tournament next month and was wondering what you do different then a Stringer tournament

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#11495775 - 03/23/16 11:44 AM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
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I just go fishing.
If your talking about one on Lake Fork then you will need to try and catch big little fish of really big fish.
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#11495779 - 03/23/16 11:48 AM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
tpvegas2213 Offline
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It's on lake Palestine is it better to move around a lot or pick an area and fish it all day

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#11495865 - 03/23/16 12:16 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
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There are two main strategies. Fish for a few decent fish to get paid in multiple hours, or one big bite. Based on that, where and how you fish is dictated.


Edited by David Burton (03/29/16 10:35 AM)
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#11495914 - 03/23/16 12:34 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
UTDmiller Offline
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Originally Posted By: tpvegas2213
It's on lake Palestine is it better to move around a lot or pick an area and fish it all day


I would say just go fishing, but try to stick to your best spots and be a little more thorough than you normally would.
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#11495967 - 03/23/16 12:49 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
tpvegas2213 Offline
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I've never fish that like before so I don't have a best spot yet

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#11495978 - 03/23/16 12:53 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
Dr. Crank Offline
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A lot slower presentation Imo, depending on the time of year bait size as well

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#11495990 - 03/23/16 12:55 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
Pumadon Offline
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When is this tournament on Palestine? I would agree with UTD pick your best spot and mine it slowly. Last year pre-fishing on Palestine I was fishing one of the areas where I catch good fish (3-5lb fish) on a regular basis and caught an 11lb 6oz pig just slowing down and fishing the whole area hard.
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#11496003 - 03/23/16 01:01 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
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The 9th and 10th of April

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#11496006 - 03/23/16 01:02 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
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I would be fishing your typical post spawn locations, and just pick them apart.
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#11496009 - 03/23/16 01:04 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
UTDmiller Offline
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Originally Posted By: tpvegas2213
I've never fish that like before so I don't have a best spot yet


Spend some time looking at the map, also try to search on her for running palestine. A lot of the lake is a minefield so you have to be careful out there
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#11496097 - 03/23/16 01:33 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
FSWITX Offline
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Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 176
Loc: TX
Whatever tournament your fishing and whatever time of year, fish the pattern. This time of year find step/quick drop offs to deeper water adjacent to spawning flats/areas. If you get to 'em early enough they could be up on the flats, if their spooked they'll be deeper. If their deeper, fish slower.
Find a good map of the lake your fishing and study it.

This seems to work for us. Good luck, be safe. texas

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#11496125 - 03/23/16 01:41 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
tpvegas2213 Offline
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What maps do you guys recommend

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#11496194 - 03/23/16 02:01 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
FSWITX Offline
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Registered: 03/23/09
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Loc: TX
If you've got access to a computer or smartphone, go to www.navionics.com and select WebApp, this will give you all the detail you should need.

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#11496215 - 03/23/16 02:10 PM Re: big bass tournament strategy [Re: tpvegas2213]
FSWITX Offline
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Registered: 03/23/09
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Loc: TX
I'm sure you know this tpvegas2213, the closer the contour lines are to each other, the steeper the drop off. texas

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