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#12824452 - 07/11/18 02:25 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: David Burton]
sprigsss Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 650
Loc: Snyder, TX
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Originally Posted By: sprigsss
I also wonít fish a private stocked pond, wonít 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 wonít give up.


Prepare to be disappointed. It may happen quick, but it may take years. It may...


Yep and it may very likely never happen. That's okay too. Any day on the water is a good day.

Prior to fishing Texas I had never caught a 5 lb fish. Now those are fairly common.

I've only caught 7 fish over 6 lbs, with 2 being over 7 and 3 being over 8 lbs, but I caught 3 of them this year. Fishing these lakes are way different than fishing in Louisiana and I learn something new almost every trip, that's what it is about.

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#12825076 - 07/11/18 09:31 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: 1bassdaddy]
Cameron Offline
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Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13472
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Originally Posted By: 1bassdaddy
I have boated exactly 30 fish between 10.05 and 15.21


roflmao

catfish? Carp? Bowfin?

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#12825284 - 07/12/18 07:01 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Sinkey]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10154
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
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.


"High Fence Fish"....... bolt
roflmao


You better be nice to me or I will run by you like you're tied to a stump again when I get my new boat.

grin

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#12825298 - 07/12/18 07:16 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
fivebites Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 735
Loc: Austin
I've been fishing Fork since it opened in 86'. Same with Ray Roberts and Joe Pool. I've documented over well 80 bass over 8 lbs.( when I used to keep up with that kind of stuff), and I don't know how many 6's and 7's. Several of those 8's I had pics at Rainswood and Fishermans Marina. Only one over 8 and it was my PB at 9.54 lbs from Ray Bob. I can't tell you how many times I've hooked a great bass ( and in my opinion an 8 pounder is a great bass) thinking this is it...8.64, 8.78, etc. Dang it...AGAIN?? I've broke off several that "may" have been 10 +. One of them was about 50 yards from Cheryl Davenport on a fat free shad when those first came out that spit the bait right at the boat. She told me it was one of the largest she had seen on Fork and was probably close to 13 pounds. My buddy and I were fishing Dale one year around 1992 in the spawn and were each in our own boats. Bass were on beds everywhere. I passed by a big bed and saw a nice one sitting off the edge, but had a 6 or 7 pounder in front of me I was working on. My buddy trolled up near me and I told him I was sitting on a good one, but showed him the bed I passed by. He says, "this is a real nice fish...you sure you want me to fish it?" I hadn't seen her real well so I told him, "yeah, go ahead, I've got a nice one right here in front of me. Fifteen minutes later he hooks a 10.84 off of it! I've never made a hole in one in golf...but dang came so close so many times it drives me mad. But, the good news is...I've been out on the water or on the golf course and enjoyed being in the great outdoors. What a privilege! Maybe both of those will happen before I'm too old. Maybe not. Either way enjoy the experience! Appreciate your time. It goes by awful fast.
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#12825308 - 07/12/18 07:26 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: fivebites]
bassmanrudy Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 946
Loc: Bossier City, LA
Originally Posted By: fivebites
I've been fishing Fork since it opened in 86'. Same with Ray Roberts and Joe Pool. I've documented over well 80 bass over 8 lbs.( when I used to keep up with that kind of stuff), and I don't know how many 6's and 7's. Several of those 8's I had pics at Rainswood and Fishermans Marina. Only one over 8 and it was my PB at 9.54 lbs from Ray Bob. I can't tell you how many times I've hooked a great bass ( and in my opinion an 8 pounder is a great bass) thinking this is it...8.64, 8.78, etc. Dang it...AGAIN?? I've broke off several that "may" have been 10 +. One of them was about 50 yards from Cheryl Davenport on a fat free shad when those first came out that spit the bait right at the boat. She told me it was one of the largest she had seen on Fork and was probably close to 13 pounds. My buddy and I were fishing Dale one year around 1992 in the spawn and were each in our own boats. Bass were on beds everywhere. I passed by a big bed and saw a nice one sitting off the edge, but had a 6 or 7 pounder in front of me I was working on. My buddy trolled up near me and I told him I was sitting on a good one, but showed him the bed I passed by. He says, "this is a real nice fish...you sure you want me to fish it?" I hadn't seen her real well so I told him, "yeah, go ahead, I've got a nice one right here in front of me. Fifteen minutes later he hooks a 10.84 off of it! I've never made a hole in one in golf...but dang came so close so many times it drives me mad. But, the good news is...I've been out on the water or on the golf course and enjoyed being in the great outdoors. What a privilege! Maybe both of those will happen before I'm too old. Maybe not. Either way enjoy the experience! Appreciate your time. It goes by awful fast.


^^^ THIS is why you fish!! You've enjoyed all the experiences for what they were not to just chase a goal/dream. Enjoyed reading that.
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#12825309 - 07/12/18 07:26 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: sprigsss]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10154
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: sprigsss
When fun fishing, my only goal is to catch a DD. Itís why I continue to fish Alan Henry rather than go to lakes where I have a good opportunity to catch multiple 5+ lb fish.

So far Iíve failed.


You need to call my friend Curtis Norrod. He can help you find one in March or April. That young man is a big fish magnet on AH in the spring.

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#12825343 - 07/12/18 08:00 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Cameron]
txwhitetail Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/04/04
Posts: 15065
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: Cameron
Originally Posted By: 1bassdaddy
I have boated exactly 30 fish between 10.05 and 15.21


roflmao

catfish? Carp? Bowfin?


He said exactly! grin
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#12826383 - 07/12/18 07:31 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Coach2 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/22/09
Posts: 562
Loc: Dayton
Get a c-rig, fb jig and texas rig work and get to work in 20ft water.

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#12826419 - 07/12/18 08:05 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Richard McCarty Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 311
I donít know exactly how many Iíve caught, but itís a bunch. From top waters to deep spoon fishing, including 2 over 13, and 2 more over 14. Iíve caught them out of 3 Texas lakes and have caught them in Georgia lakes. I never targeted big fish as others claim. I just spent a lot of time on the water.

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#12826475 - 07/12/18 08:56 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Ken A.]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3726
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
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.


"High Fence Fish"....... bolt
roflmao


You better be nice to me or I will run by you like you're tied to a stump again when I get my new boat.

grin


You gonna getcha a new Vexus with a V8 Ken ?
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#12826510 - 07/12/18 09:22 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10154
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES

You gonna getcha a new Vexus with a V8 Ken ?


We will see....

banana

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#12826514 - 07/12/18 09:24 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Sinkey]
Ken A. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 10154
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
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!


True Dat! roflmao




bolt

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#12826811 - 07/13/18 08:01 AM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
PettyBigBass Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/23/17
Posts: 50
Loc: Abilene TX
I would recommend a book I read a long time ago, ď how to catch bass over 10 lbsĒ. The author of the book has caught over 100 fish over 10 pounds. I think his name was Bill Murray or Murphy. That book taught me a lot about deep water structure and where those bass go to feed. He uses a technique called stitching, and very small line. Neither were for me but it definitely helped me become a better angler .
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#12830225 - 07/16/18 01:09 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
Ozark Clark Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/16/18
Posts: 6
Could the book be "In Pursuit Of Giant Bass By Bill Murphy " ? ? ?

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#12830289 - 07/16/18 01:55 PM Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time]
dld0007 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/30/10
Posts: 106
Loc: Denton, TX
Great info!

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