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#12567783 - 01/07/18 03:13 PM Spooking bass question
demok83 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/11
Posts: 776
Loc: Palestine, Texas
In your opinion, does idling over a group of bass spook or startle them? For example, if I find bass clung to structure deep, do you guys think that idling over the top of them and dropping a buoy spooks them? Should I just come back later to the spot? Thanks in advance for your input.
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#12567793 - 01/07/18 03:22 PM Re: Spooking bass question [Re: demok83]
GarySHO Offline
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Registered: 07/23/10
Posts: 11647
Loc: Haworth, Ok
no, if it did you probably wasn't going to catch them anyway
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#12567899 - 01/07/18 04:32 PM Re: Spooking bass question [Re: demok83]
Matt1212 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/11
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Loc: Pauls Valley, ok
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#12567960 - 01/07/18 05:20 PM Re: Spooking bass question [Re: demok83]
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I used to wonder the same thing. Then one day at Fork a guy ran on pad right by us. My buddy cussed him and threw his C rig at him as he sped past. The bait literally landed in the bubbles from the prop wash. He picked up on the bait and a fish had it. The fish went 8.89. The water could not have been more than 6 feet deep!

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#12567974 - 01/07/18 05:26 PM Re: Spooking bass question [Re: Ken A.]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I used to wonder the same thing. Then one day at Fork a guy ran on pad right by us. My buddy cussed him and threw his C rig at him as he sped past. The bait literally landed in the bubbles from the prop wash. He picked up on the bait and a fish had it. The fish went 8.89. The water could not have been more than 6 feet deep!


I believe it. Sometimes I can sit on a spot without a bite until a boat cruises by or over them. Then tap tap.

I've also smashed my boat almost on top of bass....in 2 ft of water and punched mats directly underneath the boat and within a foot of the sides of the boat and caught great fish. It was even a winning pattern for me one weekend. I could have won that day with a 4 ft cane pole. No casting all day.
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#12567975 - 01/07/18 05:27 PM Re: Spooking bass question [Re: Ken A.]
H2ODawg67 Offline
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Registered: 04/07/17
Posts: 341
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I used to wonder the same thing. Then one day at Fork a guy ran on pad right by us. My buddy cussed him and threw his C rig at him as he sped past. The bait literally landed in the bubbles from the prop wash. He picked up on the bait and a fish had it. The fish went 8.89. The water could not have been more than 6 feet deep!

That's why trolling is illegal in tournaments.
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