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#11886881 - 10/18/16 09:48 AM Catching the one that just busted the surface near you
jp24 Offline
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Loc: Texas
What’s y’all’s opinion on the best way to entice a bass that’s just busted something on the surface near your boat or where you’re standing on the bank? Do you try to mimic what you think he hit, like shad in open water or a creature near the bank – even if it takes a couple minutes to rig up? Or do you look for a reaction bite? Do you tend to throw a top water or something else?

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#11886886 - 10/18/16 09:50 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
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I keep a spinnerbait tied on 24/7 just for such reason.

Throw past him and reel in, you have a good chance of catching him
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#11886893 - 10/18/16 09:51 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
bogey♂ Offline
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I'll throw a Trig right on top and hope.
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#11886899 - 10/18/16 09:56 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
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Fluke or senko
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#11886947 - 10/18/16 10:15 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
i had a good one i considered 4-6lbs roll the surface about 715 or so sat during the berkely tourny and at 730 caught a 7.5 with a big worm right withing about 5-10' of where he busted whether or not that was him i don't know but it was fun catching him anyway..

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#11886953 - 10/18/16 10:18 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
Reshelman Offline
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Just did this yesterday, swam a jig right through the spot and got hit
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#11886967 - 10/18/16 10:25 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
M. Alexander Offline
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How many times does that happen? We all instinctively do it: near by splash, quick reel in, & whoosh -- we fire away at the swirl. It seemed it never happened to me before, that is, caught the alleged fish that surfaced until one day last year during practice on Ross Barnett. I was fishing a weightless Senko if that tells you anything. 3 times it happened that day. The first time I thought to myself, "cool, that never happens". After I shook the 3rd one off I turned to my partner said, "dude, this will never happen to me again in my lifetime." Hasn't happened again since.
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#11886972 - 10/18/16 10:27 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: B.Hollingshead]
Bass&More Offline
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Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
Fluke or senko



This ^^^^^^^^^^^ cheers peep

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#11886980 - 10/18/16 10:30 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
If your not catching the fish that just busted the water next to you than it probably wasn't a bass to begin with. A bass busting the top of the water is the easiest bass in the lake to catch.

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#11886988 - 10/18/16 10:35 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
golferflash Offline
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Registered: 03/18/16
Posts: 58
Loc: brownsbor, tx
A whopper plopper has always got me bit when fish are busting the surface. Also agree with a senko or fluke!

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#11886994 - 10/18/16 10:39 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: golferflash]
Huckleberry Offline
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Originally Posted By: golferflash
A whopper plopper has always got me bit when fish are busting the surface. Also agree with a senko or fluke!


That works really well ... hell a hot dog and a treble hook would work also .... unless your throwing at a turtle swirl or a carp or gar etc..

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#11887000 - 10/18/16 10:45 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: Huckleberry]
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Registered: 05/02/03
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It can be hard to catch the fish that is chasing the shad but often there is more than one fish chasing. I like a fluke or a crankbait myself.
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#11887006 - 10/18/16 10:48 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 871
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Buzzbait works the best for me. I throw past the splash and reel it AS FAST AS I CAN.

The faster the better, you can't reel a buzzbait faster than a bass can swim. This will usually get the bass to react.
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#11887021 - 10/18/16 11:01 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
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Registered: 07/10/10
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Loc: Whitehouse, TX
Wacky rig of any kind.
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#11887030 - 10/18/16 11:03 AM Re: Catching the one that just busted the surface near you [Re: jp24]
Bruce Allen Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/06
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
that single fish is actually feeding. while throwing something similar might work, But I believe you can throw anything that will get his attention will work. Noisy, bright, big, etc. Create a commotion.

for schools feeding I Like a top water or a trap
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