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#11877124 - 10/12/16 11:57 AM Schooling Largemouth
Luke Scribner Offline

Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 31
What is your go to way to catch schooling largemouth, I can find them on the graph and feel as everytime i catch them a different way. Just wanted to know some other ideas of landing big fish
Tarleton State University

#11877154 - 10/12/16 12:07 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
basshunter2000 Offline

Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 73
Loc: Fort Worth
I crushed schooling bass on a 1/2 oz chrome and blue lipless crank this past september

#11877197 - 10/12/16 12:24 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1186
Loc: Wylie, TX
YM or weightless fluke. throw in a squarebill too

#11877207 - 10/12/16 12:30 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
bigbass94 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3145
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I have several different baits for different scenarios. So here it goes.

Duo Realis Pencil 110

First and foremost, you can make quick work and get a limit by going for the ones on top. Usually the ones on top are the smaller ones but that's not always the case. I like this bait for my topwater approach. I get more bites on this walking baits because the rattle sound is unique. There's just something about it that works better.

Strike King Premier Plus Spinnerbait

I fished with a guide in Arkansas about 10 years ago that gave me one of the best tips I've ever gotten. He said "whenever the schooling action dies down just a tad, throw a bleeding/white colored spinnerbait." So whenever the schooling action isn't quite at it's peak but definitely not dead, I throw a bleeding/white spinnerbait. I suggest you throw it out, let it sink about 2-3 feet and reel it back with a medium retrieve. It works like a charm.

Yamamoto Senko 5"

Alright, this is something different and it's one of my secrets. A lot of guys like to throw a fluke out there and let sink just a tad. Those fish have seen a lot of flukes, so I switched to a senko and have continually caught quality fish. I throw it weightless on a 3/0 hook, let sink down about 2-10+ feet (depending on how deep the bigger fish are), and then I begin to twitch it like a fluke. One key I need to tell you is to throw something completely different than the color of shad. Those fish are so keyed in the real bait that throwing something like a chartreuse color will work a lot better.

Strike King Sexy Spoon

And finally, for the bigger fish below the school, I throw a flutter spoon. I throw it out and let it sink below all of the action, then I begin to rip it upwards at a fairly fast pace, then I let it fall back down again. However, most of the time they'll hit it on the initial fall. I like this particular spoon for schooling action only. The reason for that is, the vibration from this spoon is unlike any other, it's very strong. I know that when that vibration stops on an upward swing that my bait is either fouled or there's a fish on it. It really helps you detect bites.

These are my baits and tips for schooling fish. I hope this helps you out and remember, think outside the box for schooling fish.

Tight lines!
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

"That was like watching the birth of Jesus!"-Urban Fisher

#11877318 - 10/12/16 01:33 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2047
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Bomber 5a crankbait, silver flash.
White swim jig, 3/8.
Yellow magic or Zara Spook.
"..The pleasant’st angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.”
Bill Shakespeare

#11877347 - 10/12/16 01:42 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: reeltexan]
steve Mbass Offline

Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 409
Loc: Frisco
Originally Posted By: reeltexan

Bomber 5a crankbait, silver flash.
White swim jig, 3/8.
Yellow magic or Zara Spook.


#11877353 - 10/12/16 01:44 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
OzzieFish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 2886
Loc: Carrollton, TX USA
LOL,looks like anything you throw at them works from the posts I see here... A jerk bait is hard to beat too!

#11877364 - 10/12/16 01:49 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
fouzman Online   content

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 42897
Loc: Houston, TX
Alabama Rig.

Flutter spoon.

Gay blade.



Small swimbait.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

#11877429 - 10/12/16 02:15 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
Luke Scribner Offline

Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 31
Its just neat to see what different people throw and are all successful!
Tarleton State University

#11877908 - 10/12/16 07:50 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
Nathan_Flovin Offline

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 100
Loc: Plano, Texas
Depends on the size of bait fish. try and find out how big they are and use swimbait and crankbaits the same size.
Plano Wildcats HS Bass Team

#11877926 - 10/12/16 07:58 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1882
Loc: Arlington
Different lures seem to work at different times for me. The number one go to for me is a casting spoon. That is almost a guaranteed bite. I just don't find them schooling very often.

#11877948 - 10/12/16 08:05 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
James Biggs Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 2569
Loc: DFW area
Xcite underspin, square bill or super spook jr

#11879241 - 10/13/16 03:44 PM Re: Schooling Largemouth [Re: Luke Scribner]
skeeterzx202 Offline

Registered: 05/01/08
Posts: 104
Loc: Goliad TX
SmackTackle makes a bait called a Flitterbait that is a cross between a rattletrap and a blade bait- it will cast a mile and absolutely kills the schooling bass!
Waterloo Rods/Smacktackle baits
Coleto Bassmasters
South region B.A.S.S. Nation


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