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#12754260 - 05/14/18 07:47 AM What is happening ?
Ol'geezer Offline

Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 32
Loc: Sachse, Texas
Saturday went to Monticello caught several fish, but had a chatter bait white with chartreuse on belly with chartreuse grub trailer.
I could feel fish slap it and follow it all the way back to the boat ,right at the boat they would grab the tail or slap it again then swim off. This happened 10 to 15 times. was my color off just a little , not retrieving it correctly
I'm kind of lost on this one.
Thanks for any responses

#12754273 - 05/14/18 07:55 AM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
BAllen91 Offline

Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 109
Maybe slow your retrieve, give it a couple of pauses.
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#12754464 - 05/14/18 09:29 AM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
the skipper Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3805
Loc: nederland, TX
When that happens I usually speed up, make it more erratic, or change to a more erratic bait to trigger more of a reaction.

#12754577 - 05/14/18 10:32 AM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Chris B Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 7850
Loc: Prosper, TX
Shad trying to spawn with your bait.

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#12754665 - 05/14/18 11:15 AM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Jake Blood Offline

Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 398
Loc: Fort Worth
Trailer hook...

#12754760 - 05/14/18 11:59 AM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
coachallentca Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 4298
Loc: crowley
Sandbass maybe...

#12755147 - 05/14/18 03:35 PM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 7664
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Perch grabbing the trailer

#12755156 - 05/14/18 03:42 PM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
redskeet100 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 2135
I had several of these same instances on a local lake and after catching a couple of bluegill and crappie realized what was happening.

#12755273 - 05/14/18 04:47 PM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 932
Loc: Denton, TX
Fished Monticello a couple of weekends ago. Was having the same thing happen, then caught a couple of sandbass. I don't think Monticello used to have them, but now that the gate is open between it and Bob Sandlin, they're moving in.

#12755415 - 05/14/18 06:41 PM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Jeff From Iowa Offline

Registered: 01/07/18
Posts: 163
Did you trim your skirt to the same length as the hook?

Sounds like short strikes to me, I had sandbass choking on my stuff, never short striking.
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#12755715 - 05/14/18 09:38 PM Re: What is happening ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
NickHasty Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1368
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
I’d switch to a swim jig or small weedless swimbait like a skinny dipper in that circumstance. Maybe even a senko.


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