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#12822902 - 07/10/18 12:47 PM How to catch a DD bass
that1time Offline
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Registered: 02/24/14
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If this was your sole purpose for fishing, as in you couldn't care less about anything under 10lbs, and you were going to fish every day until you caught one. No matter the lake or time of year, what is the best way to catch one? Or should I ask, what gives a fisherman his best odds?

For those that have caught one or more, or those who know people who have caught them. What is the average or best depth? Are your chances best with a big crank bait, a jig, big ol worm, etc? Does one presentation, t-rig vs c-rig work better?

Not only depth, but should one focus more on deep ledges, ends of points, etc.

I know there are variables, and hell someone can get lucky and catch one in 2 foot of water. I am just asking for overall best odds to try and catch one.
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#12822936 - 07/10/18 01:01 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
FlatBack4 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/16
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Loc: Fairview, TX
I've caught them at all depths with all kinds of lures. If you want to raise the odds on catching one, the best way is to fish more often.

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#12822938 - 07/10/18 01:02 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Jake E Offline
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Registered: 11/08/04
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I have caught 2 DD's one on a DD-22 on a change from a deep bluff to a small shallower flat with some bigger trees shading the area and depth between 8-16ft adjacent to deeper water funny thing my dad caught 2 others that were 9.5 and 10.3 on the same spot all were different fish and caught within a 8 year period of time and within 25ft. of each other. My second DD was caught on the edge of a grass line in about 10 ft. near a creek channel on a senko. I think your chances of catching those big texas girls go up when your fishing 8-25ft Fow and hitting spots that are actually fairly obvious really big fishy spots, like on a bank change next to deep water with a big laydown or other isolated cover/structure where those fish can easily transition to shallow and deep water near where perch and other bait or hanging. As for lures it almost seems like you should either go real big or surprisingly small.


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#12822947 - 07/10/18 01:06 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
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Registered: 01/03/03
Posts: 1330
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Number one thing is to fish in a lake with the capacity to produce big fish. Not every lake has the genetic potential to produce a fishable population.

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#12822958 - 07/10/18 01:09 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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I wish I could help haha. If it was me, I would definitely spend more time out deeper than what I normally fish. That's all I got
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#12822961 - 07/10/18 01:10 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Jaret Latta Offline
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If I had to pick 1 single way to catch a 10+ no question it would be to sight fish for 2 weeks straight on a lake like fork in the spring. Given you are experienced enough to find and catch one. In my opinion no other "tactic" gives you a higher chance of a 10

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#12822973 - 07/10/18 01:18 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Jake E Offline
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I also know a few guys who have caught them at night or very low light conditions ... and for the amount of time people spend fishing at night the ratio might be a little better.
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#12822979 - 07/10/18 01:21 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Jaret Latta]
that1time Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
If I had to pick 1 single way to catch a 10+ no question it would be to sight fish for 2 weeks straight on a lake like fork in the spring. Given you are experienced enough to find and catch one. In my opinion no other "tactic" gives you a higher chance of a 10


I get what you are saying, and while I am no pro I fish enough year round that I feel as though if I could site fish well enough that if I found one I could most likely catch her. However I am typically so busy at work during the spawn or have tournaments that I don't have that luxury.

By a higher chance, I am just thinking that most bigger fish come deeper, such as 10ft plus. As opposed to just going down the bank in 2 - 5ft of water. While I know someone could get lucky, I just assumed, which may be wrong to do, that most of the bigger fish, 7lbs and up, typically come in deeper water. But that is sort of why I am asking for peoples opinions since I obviously haven't been lucky enough to join the DD club yet.
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#12822989 - 07/10/18 01:25 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
stetson Offline
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Registered: 03/31/14
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If that was my only goal prolly fastest way is go fish Camelot bell until I caught one

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#12822999 - 07/10/18 01:26 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Jake E]
BJH ( JUST JIGGING) Offline
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Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 4129
Loc: grand prairie ,tx.
I have caught 15 bass between 10 lbs.and 12.4 all on Fork in the spring from 1984 - 1991. I quit fishing Fork in 1991, because of the "IDIOTS" that started showing up fishing the bent rod pattern. scared It would be your best bet to catch a 10+ I used a jig and eel,black with black, chart, and yellow skirt using a L-4 pork trailer. Most were caught at night.


































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#12823009 - 07/10/18 01:34 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Jumpin J Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 398
Lots of tactics/ situations, shallow and deep, main thing, (James said), is to be on a body of water that frequently shows/ has history of catches of trophy size fish. The early part of the year, Feb.- May offers the best chance to be close to a big 'un.

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#12823015 - 07/10/18 01:37 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: nederland, TX
Camelot bell or Wolfpack. Probably cheaper and faster than other means in the long run. On public lakes you just have to fish high percentage areas. Like fishing a jig down a creek channel or down a river ledge. I haven't caught one in public water that I weighed on an official scale. I did catch one I think would have touched 10 bit was only 9 something on my scale and wish I would have checked it. Mainly, just spend every minute you can on the water. The more your out there the more chance you have

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#12823017 - 07/10/18 01:38 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2258
Loc: Frisco, TX
I only have one and it was off a road bed on Fork in late February in about 8-10'. However, I've been fortunate enough learn from some very accomplished guys over the years that combined probably have had more than 250 DD's in their boats at one time or another and the theme always seemed to be fishing 15-25' of water with characteristics that should hold bass like drop offs, ledges, timber, brush, pinch points, ditches, etc. To give you an idea of what some think of this depth range; when I had my graphs fine tuned by Slade Dougherty on Lake Fork, he had depth highlights added to my maps. 0-5' is RED, 6-14' is white, 15-25' if GREEN then deeper is all shades of a bluish gray. He told me he fishes Fork in 15-25' nearly year round. He was the 2nd person that told me that.
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#12823019 - 07/10/18 01:40 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Originally Posted By: that1time
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
If I had to pick 1 single way to catch a 10+ no question it would be to sight fish for 2 weeks straight on a lake like fork in the spring. Given you are experienced enough to find and catch one. In my opinion no other "tactic" gives you a higher chance of a 10


I get what you are saying, and while I am no pro I fish enough year round that I feel as though if I could site fish well enough that if I found one I could most likely catch her. However I am typically so busy at work during the spawn or have tournaments that I don't have that luxury.

By a higher chance, I am just thinking that most bigger fish come deeper, such as 10ft plus. As opposed to just going down the bank in 2 - 5ft of water. While I know someone could get lucky, I just assumed, which may be wrong to do, that most of the bigger fish, 7lbs and up, typically come in deeper water. But that is sort of why I am asking for peoples opinions since I obviously haven't been lucky enough to join the DD club yet.


Other than sight fishing you have be on a lake known for 10+. Increases your odds. Second is slow down and concentrate on deeper water. I'd concentrate outside major spawning creeks depending on time of year 15-25ft near the main lake point or something irregular. Brush and timber are a plus. Hard to beat big tx rig worms and a Carolina rigs. Both fished very slow

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#12823025 - 07/10/18 01:46 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Titleist77 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 565
Loc: PK TX
I've been able to catch 12 bass over 10 pounds with the biggest weighing 16.72 pounds. After the third one, I became consumed with catching only DD fish. I remember getting mad as neck when I caught a 8 or 9 pounder. I switched mainly to BIG swimbaits at that poing in the 6-12 ounce and I never caught anything over 6 pounds... I've since went back to more tradition gear/lures. Of the 12 I have caught, 8 have come on various brand paddle tail swimbaits no bigger than 6" and the other 4 were on a football jig. I think the most important thing is TIME spent fishing. Lots of luck involved, but the time you spend fishing and learning is most valuable.

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