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#11894919 - 10/22/16 09:34 PM bait fish problem
elrod Offline
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Registered: 04/25/09
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Loc: Nevada, TX
Need a little help when you have bait fish braking top of water. I know there is fish chasing them what do you do to catch them. I have been using square cranks, flukes etc. just no luck.

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#11894927 - 10/22/16 09:37 PM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
Michael Huffer Offline
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Registered: 09/01/14
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Loc: texas
i have good luck on spooks and square bills
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#11895033 - 10/22/16 11:03 PM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
GROD Offline
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Registered: 09/12/10
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Loc: Eagle Mountain
I throw smaller tackle to match the bait they're chasing...

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#11895120 - 10/23/16 01:33 AM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
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Registered: 10/07/14
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Loc: athens tx
Try a small spoon

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#11895179 - 10/23/16 07:54 AM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
FisH4HogZ Offline
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Registered: 07/20/11
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Loc: DFW
Small spinner bait works for me

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#11895205 - 10/23/16 08:30 AM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
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Wacky rig finesse worm. Resembles a stunned shad from the attack your witnessing.
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#11895265 - 10/23/16 09:12 AM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
Donald Harper Offline
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The more aggressive fish will be right up on the bank in 1 ft. of water. Best bait for me are 3/8 oz. big Beetle Spin with small swim shad and T-Rig Lizard. On the Lizard; throw it up there and swim it back slowly. They seem to follow it a ways then strike it.
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#11895299 - 10/23/16 09:39 AM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
Cass Caldwell Offline
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This time of year shad are abundant and the bass are so keyed in that it can be hard to trick them. I have the best luck with flukes, senkoes, squarebills and a Yellow Magic.

Good luck!
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#11895664 - 10/23/16 02:15 PM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
elrod Offline
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Registered: 04/25/09
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Loc: Nevada, TX
Thanks I will try some of the things y'all have told me next time out

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#11895761 - 10/23/16 03:54 PM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Originally Posted By: elrod
Need a little help when you have bait fish braking top of water. I know there is fish chasing them what do you do to catch them. I have been using square cranks, flukes etc. just no luck.

Early in the fall sometimes the bass are little slow following the shad. Just because ur seeing shad on top does not mean the bass have followed them. Look for balls of shad anything over 1" long is a good sign. What you are seeing on top is probably very small shad flicking around give a KVD 1.0 crank a try its supper small

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#11897579 - 10/24/16 05:00 PM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
elrod Offline
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Registered: 04/25/09
Posts: 265
Loc: Nevada, TX
I have been see bass attack the shad and they are over 1" long

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#11898814 - 10/25/16 11:16 AM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
Austin.P Offline
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Registered: 03/27/16
Posts: 132
Loc: whitesboro texas
there are tons of bait on all the lakes recently, which can make it a little tough. why should they try for a bait when there is an abundant amount. sometimes buckle down and slow fishing is sometimes key to get that one good bite, jig, sinko.

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#11899174 - 10/25/16 02:45 PM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
OzzieFish Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 2917
Loc: Carrollton, TX USA
Trap

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#11899198 - 10/25/16 03:04 PM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Originally Posted By: elrod
I have been see bass attack the shad and they are over 1" long

Try dead sticking a fluke on the bottom or suspended. It will be slow fishing and takes patience. But just picture that fluke slowing sinking down making an easy meal.

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#11899221 - 10/25/16 03:16 PM Re: bait fish problem [Re: elrod]
Fishman Mahan Offline
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Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 74
Loc: Eufaula, Ok.
Chatter bait, Trap, Squarebill
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