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#12823864 - 07/11/18 12:39 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
JPost Offline
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Give it a couple of years after Falcon fills up again. It is obvious but worth restating -- fish water where big fish live.

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#12823935 - 07/11/18 06:52 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: the skipper]
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Originally Posted By: the skipper
Camelot bell or Wolfpack. Probably cheaper and faster than other means in the long run.


In 2016 I had 11 DD's in my boat from CB not counting multiple 9's.

In 2017 I had Zero.

So far this year I've two.

Gotta go where they live to catch them. Fished Fork three weeks ago with Eddie Garrett and he had a 9.45 and my buddy got a 10.20 a few mins later. Josh's book Lunker Lore is an excellent read if you get a chance. It can help you find one.


Edited by Ken A. (07/11/18 06:55 AM)

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#12824108 - 07/11/18 09:23 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: the skipper]
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Originally Posted By: the skipper
Camelot bell or Wolfpack.


That doesn't count! popcorn

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#12824179 - 07/11/18 10:11 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Sinkey Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
All mine have come from Fork and have come on several different techniques.

Best answer I could say is just time on the water. Then it boils down to a little luck!

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#12824294 - 07/11/18 12:12 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: sprigsss]
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Originally Posted By: sprigsss
I also won’t fish a private stocked pond, won’t throw live bait, and will not hire a guide until I catch one.

I also realize many great fishermen much better than me, go a lifetime without catching a DD, but I won’t give up.


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#12824315 - 07/11/18 12:31 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: sprigsss]
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Originally Posted By: sprigsss
I also won’t fish a private stocked pond, won’t throw live bait, and will not hire a guide until I catch one.

I also realize many great fishermen much better than me, go a lifetime without catching a DD, but I won’t give up.


Whatever you look down your nose at, there is someone else looking down their nose at you. You won't fish private water, use a guide, or throw live bait. There is someone somewhere who thinks bed fishing, fancy boats, or even these crazy electronics these days is tantamount to cheating. If it's legal, I always think it's best to let each man chase his phantoms however he best sees fit. DD's are rare fish even on the best water in the world. The vast vast majority of bass fisherman across the globe will never catch one. Cheers to those who have!
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#12824334 - 07/11/18 12:46 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Ken A.]
Sinkey Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: the skipper
Camelot bell or Wolfpack. Probably cheaper and faster than other means in the long run.


In 2016 I had 11 DD's in my boat from CB not counting multiple 9's.

In 2017 I had Zero.

So far this year I've two.

Gotta go where they live to catch them. Fished Fork three weeks ago with Eddie Garrett and he had a 9.45 and my buddy got a 10.20 a few mins later. Josh's book Lunker Lore is an excellent read if you get a chance. It can help you find one.


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#12824349 - 07/11/18 01:02 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Jpurdue]
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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
I'm not trying to peddle anything, but I wrote an entire book on this subject called, Lunker Lore. It takes an in-depth look at the things you can do to stack the odds in your favor for catching a 10lb+ bass. It's got a texas slant, draws heavily from the wisdom of many of the guys on here, and also looks at private water places like Camelot Bell. You can find it on Amazon. If you are a younger guy and money is tight let me know and I'm sure I can find a copy laying around somewhere I could send you. A book won't put one in the boat, but my biased opinion is it has a few nuggets in there that'll sure help!



Thank you I’ll look on amazon today.
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#12824354 - 07/11/18 01:05 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Jake Blood]
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Originally Posted By: Jake Blood
First you need a good rod, a good pair of running shoes and a brick. Pull up to Bass pro, use the brick to get in.. with those running shoes laced tight, run your [censored] to those aquariums quickly, you got time for one or two casts before the police show up. Pick you out one of the big ones that looks over 10 and get to casting. I wish you the best.


With my luck that’ll be the time they drain the tank for cleaning.
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#12824368 - 07/11/18 01:23 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
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I didn't read thru this entire thread, but if my sole purpose was to catch a DD bass and nothing else, i would use live bait in known spawning areas during the spring, and then off to the deep water brush piles in the summer, during the day, and the adjacent flats close to brush piles at night! To be 100% honest, i would never subject myself to such torture, i like "catching" to much! LOL!
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#12824403 - 07/11/18 01:49 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 1075
Loc: Porter, TX
Originally Posted By: that1time
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
I'm not trying to peddle anything, but I wrote an entire book on this subject called, Lunker Lore. It takes an in-depth look at the things you can do to stack the odds in your favor for catching a 10lb+ bass. It's got a texas slant, draws heavily from the wisdom of many of the guys on here, and also looks at private water places like Camelot Bell. You can find it on Amazon. If you are a younger guy and money is tight let me know and I'm sure I can find a copy laying around somewhere I could send you. A book won't put one in the boat, but my biased opinion is it has a few nuggets in there that'll sure help!



Thank you I’ll look on amazon today.


Not peddling- sold me one today though. cheers

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#12824425 - 07/11/18 02:05 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Donald Harper]
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Originally Posted By: Jake E
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.


Fishing at night will up your odds 50% once the surface temperatures reach 90 degrees during daylight hours.

Agree..

But this morning I was out on the Lake making trails and waypoints, so I don't run into everything out there..Found some awesome spots..just sayin.

One way to catch a DD is to find a underwater structure tie on a T-Rig Big Craw Worm cast it at 9:15 am (yes I was fishing during the day..RARE)wait for the thump and set the hook. Like I did this morning 7/11/18 @ 9:15 am..

10 lb 2 oz over..


Think it was the one in the middle..


Or my preferred way is with a Jig @ Night..
11 lb 5 oz ..few weeks ago..
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#12824428 - 07/11/18 02:10 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Cameron Offline
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Registered: 08/03/04
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Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Livebait + multiple rods + November - Feb.

My 14.44 pb came on a swimbait in July and I will say that it is an EXTREMELY low percentage game. If you are trophy hunting live bait is absolutely the #1 ticket, forget what you read in books and the hate you’ll receive from the weekend crowd.

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#12824444 - 07/11/18 02:19 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Jpurdue]
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 650
Loc: Snyder, TX
Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
Originally Posted By: sprigsss
I also won’t fish a private stocked pond, won’t throw live bait, and will not hire a guide until I catch one.

I also realize many great fishermen much better than me, go a lifetime without catching a DD, but I won’t give up.


Whatever you look down your nose at, there is someone else looking down their nose at you. You won't fish private water, use a guide, or throw live bait. There is someone somewhere who thinks bed fishing, fancy boats, or even these crazy electronics these days is tantamount to cheating. If it's legal, I always think it's best to let each man chase his phantoms however he best sees fit. DD's are rare fish even on the best water in the world. The vast vast majority of bass fisherman across the globe will never catch one. Cheers to those who have!


Who said I look down on anyone that does those things? Its simply a personal preference for me, nothing more. I want to catch a DD from public waters on my own and I don't want to use live bait to do it. That is my goal.

If you want to hire a guide and use live bait on a private managed fishery, have at it.

As frustrating as fishing Alan Henry is at times, I've considered hiring a guide there. In the end, the challenge of trying to figure things out on my own is what I enjoy.

To each his own.

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#12824448 - 07/11/18 02:20 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: David Burton]
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Originally Posted By: David Burton
Originally Posted By: sprigsss
I also won’t fish a private stocked pond, won’t throw live bait, and will not hire a guide until I catch one.

I also realize many great fishermen much better than me, go a lifetime without catching a DD, but I won’t give up.


Prepare to be disappointed. It may happen quick, but it may take years. It may...
Very true. I caught a DD from Palestine in the mid-80's then didn't catch another until 2005. I then caught at least 1 per year until 2013 and haven't caught one since. Of course I haven't fished as much the last 2 or 3 years and Falcon hasn't been on fire lately.
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