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Locating bass offshore on joe pool. #12343188
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I recently bought a skeeter zx20 and now have decent equipment to start locating fish offshore and learning how to catch them. I spent a good bit of time idling around today but i never located anything but sand bass. Anyone have any tips for someone new to offshore fishing this lake? Thanks.

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Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: matt varnadore] #12343194
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Steez Macqueen is the man on Joe Pool. Probably be around in awhile.


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat.


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Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: matt varnadore] #12343313
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GA is right. Steez knows the deep secrets at JP. I was out there this morning and caught 2.. both in about 15' on a CRig. I was graphing fish all over the lake but those were the only 2 bites I got. JP is pretty tough right now I would say. Surface temp was around 86.. and there is just a ton of shad everywhere. I think you just about have to hit them in the head at this point to get them to bite something other than a live shad. My story anyway!

BD

Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: matt varnadore] #12343349
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I caught a decent one yesterday in 15-18 ft on a deep diver. I'll be back at it in the morning to try and figure it out.



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Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: matt varnadore] #12343441
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When you can snatch the pebble from my hand, grasshopper, I'll spill the secrets.

Nah.....just look for 40-45 degree slopes with at least 35 ft at the end of it....and try it.


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Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: matt varnadore] #12343495
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I went out with James Biggs and went from catching one bass on a long day to about 15 on a short one. He did a really good job teaching how to break it down. I took what I learned to lake Arlington this evening. I HATE that lake! I used what I learned and had more fish in the boat in 20 minutes than I have in a week out here.

Do what Steez said and throw a Carolina rig. They will bite. It's just getting the big ones to bite that is hard

Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: matt varnadore] #12343859
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To build confidence in fishing the offshore stuff on JP have a crig, dropshot, and shaky head on deck. This will give you the confidence that at least the fish are there. Then you can experiment around with different presentations to try to catch that big one.

Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: Bobby Milam] #12343952
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
I went out with James Biggs and went from catching one bass on a long day to about 15 on a short one. He did a really good job teaching how to break it down. I took what I learned to lake Arlington this evening. I HATE that lake! I used what I learned and had more fish in the boat in 20 minutes than I have in a week out here.

Do what Steez said and throw a Carolina rig. They will bite. It's just getting the big ones to bite that is hard



^^^This
James will set you up with some pointers that will help you locate fish on just about every area lake and then some.

Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: matt varnadore] #12348955
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+1 on James Biggs

Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: tsspencer2887] #12348969
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Originally Posted By: tsspencer2887
Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
I went out with James Biggs and went from catching one bass on a long day to about 15 on a short one. He did a really good job teaching how to break it down. I took what I learned to lake Arlington this evening. I HATE that lake! I used what I learned and had more fish in the boat in 20 minutes than I have in a week out here.

Do what Steez said and throw a Carolina rig. They will bite. It's just getting the big ones to bite that is hard




^^^This
James will set you up with some pointers that will help you locate fish on just about every area lake and then some.


I just booked a day with him next month!! I can't wait.

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Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: matt varnadore] #12349010
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Wind is key for a good offshore bite IMO. It sucks to get blown all over the place, but when it is calm like has been this week, the bite gets really tough


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Originally Posted By: Slade
Wind is key for a good offshore bite IMO. It sucks to get blown all over the place, but when it is calm like has been this week, the bite gets really tough


that's the truth! I've never been on JP as calm as it has been the last 2 trips for me. The South wind makes the lake fish pretty small but they do bite better from my limited experience.

BD

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Originally Posted By: Slade
Wind is key for a good offshore bite IMO. It sucks to get blown all over the place, but when it is calm like has been this week, the bite gets really tough


No joke.. I fished Monday and it was dead calm. Only caught one lonely crappie deep cranking LOL.



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Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: dlrz71] #12349093
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Originally Posted By: dlrz71
Originally Posted By: Slade
Wind is key for a good offshore bite IMO. It sucks to get blown all over the place, but when it is calm like has been this week, the bite gets really tough


No joke.. I fished Monday and it was dead calm. Only caught one lonely crappie deep cranking LOL.


Just wait until you go with Biggs. You won't care if there is no wind. In fact every time that I go back I hope for bad conditions so that I can improve on what he taught. I'm starting to fish Arlington now, and I HATE Arlington because I will have more zero days than catching days. I don't want to fish known areas on Pool that I know that I can catch fish. I want to force myself to use what he showed and learn from it even more by finding new areas to catch fish.

Re: Locating bass offshore on joe pool. [Re: Bobby Milam] #12349106
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
Originally Posted By: dlrz71
Originally Posted By: Slade
Wind is key for a good offshore bite IMO. It sucks to get blown all over the place, but when it is calm like has been this week, the bite gets really tough


No joke.. I fished Monday and it was dead calm. Only caught one lonely crappie deep cranking LOL.


Just wait until you go with Biggs. You won't care if there is no wind. In fact every time that I go back I hope for bad conditions so that I can improve on what he taught. I'm starting to fish Arlington now, and I HATE Arlington because I will have more zero days than catching days. I don't want to fish known areas on Pool that I know that I can catch fish. I want to force myself to use what he showed and learn from it even more by finding new areas to catch fish.


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