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#12439794 - 09/24/17 04:13 PM This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass.....
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Take a close look at this 1.25# coppernose bluegill and tell me how big do you think the bass was that had it in its mouth. It was still alive when I scooped it up but just barely. Me and a buddy were fishing at Camelot Bell and saw a large commotion in the water about 40 yards away.

I moved the boat down to where we had seen the swirl and planted the Powerpoles. A few minutes later this thing came up right next to my boat doing a little death spiral on the surface. keep in mind there are no catfish, crappie, or rough fish in this highly-managed private lake.



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#12439795 - 09/24/17 04:14 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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#12439802 - 09/24/17 04:21 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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Why would you finesse on a private pond/lake anyway?

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#12439808 - 09/24/17 04:31 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: E-bright]
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Originally Posted By: texas_lunkers
Why would you finesse on a private pond/lake anyway?


I wouldn't... It was a rhetorical statement. wink

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#12439842 - 09/24/17 05:03 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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What size rod do you think I'd need for a 20oz swim bait?
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#12439844 - 09/24/17 05:05 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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6-7 lbs bass will eat that. An 18lber ate a crappie minnow on fork so it goes both ways.
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#12439890 - 09/24/17 05:42 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: James Biggs]
Ken A. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
6-7 lbs bass will eat that. An 18lber ate a crappie minnow on fork so it goes both ways.


Maybe so James but I have a theory on the 18# state record caught on a "crappie minnow"

I believe a crappie had bit the minnow and the 18 pounder bit the crappie.

I quizzed Barry St.Clair shortly after he caught the fish and he was tending 8 rods all in rod holders on his boat that day. The crappie bite was on that day in January. He was unhooking a crappie on one rod and turned around to see one of his other rods bent over double.

When he pulled the rod out of the holder he thought he had a big catfish until she surfaced. Did the current state record bite a crappie minnow? Maybe.... My gut tells me differently.

Way too many stories of crappie fishermen at Fork catching giant bass on a hooked crappie.


Edited by Ken A. (09/24/17 05:44 PM)

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#12439898 - 09/24/17 05:50 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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Them minnows are tasty treats. I catch several big bass every year crappie fishing on fork and I'm pretty sure they ate the minnow.

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#12439918 - 09/24/17 06:05 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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Not to start a debate but let's be clear that an 18# bass is not just a big bass. It is a Flipping Freak of Nature. thumb

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#12440012 - 09/24/17 07:08 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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Good post Ken. Remember the two tails that were sticking up by the reeds when we were there. They were over a foot across. Don't have a clue what they were doing almost side by side, standing on their heads. I guess they were Thumbing us. Thanks for sharing. There are some freak in there.
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#12440109 - 09/24/17 08:07 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Good post Ken. Remember the two tails that were sticking up by the reeds when we were there. They were over a foot across. Don't have a clue what they were doing almost side by side, standing on their heads. I guess they were Thumbing us. Thanks for sharing. There are some freak in there.


Yes sir! I will always remember those two we saw by the dam!
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#12440117 - 09/24/17 08:12 PM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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Dang, you get to take your boat.
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#12440454 - 09/25/17 07:03 AM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Chris B]
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Originally Posted By: Chris B
Dang, you get to take your boat.

For enough $$$ you can too

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#12440487 - 09/25/17 07:42 AM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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I also think when the crappie get fired up on a pile it gets a reaction from the bass and they move in to eat anything in sight. I know lots of people who catch 10lbers on minnows regularly after catching a few crappie

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#12440810 - 09/25/17 10:59 AM Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.]
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If were me I would just finish what the other fish started. Two slices of bread please.

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