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This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... #12439794
09/24/17 09:13 PM
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Take a close look at this 1.25# coppernose bluegill and tell me how big do you think the bass was that had it in its mouth. It was still alive when I scooped it up but just barely. Me and a buddy were fishing at Camelot Bell and saw a large commotion in the water about 40 yards away.

I moved the boat down to where we had seen the swirl and planted the Powerpoles. A few minutes later this thing came up right next to my boat doing a little death spiral on the surface. keep in mind there are no catfish, crappie, or rough fish in this highly-managed private lake.



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Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12439795
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Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12439802
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Why would you finesse on a private pond/lake anyway?

Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: E-bright] #12439808
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Originally Posted By: texas_lunkers
Why would you finesse on a private pond/lake anyway?


I wouldn't... It was a rhetorical statement. wink

Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12439842
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Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12439844
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6-7 lbs bass will eat that. An 18lber ate a crappie minnow on fork so it goes both ways.

Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: James Biggs] #12439890
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
6-7 lbs bass will eat that. An 18lber ate a crappie minnow on fork so it goes both ways.


Maybe so James but I have a theory on the 18# state record caught on a "crappie minnow"

I believe a crappie had bit the minnow and the 18 pounder bit the crappie.

I quizzed Barry St.Clair shortly after he caught the fish and he was tending 8 rods all in rod holders on his boat that day. The crappie bite was on that day in January. He was unhooking a crappie on one rod and turned around to see one of his other rods bent over double.

When he pulled the rod out of the holder he thought he had a big catfish until she surfaced. Did the current state record bite a crappie minnow? Maybe.... My gut tells me differently.

Way too many stories of crappie fishermen at Fork catching giant bass on a hooked crappie.

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Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12439898
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Them minnows are tasty treats. I catch several big bass every year crappie fishing on fork and I'm pretty sure they ate the minnow.

Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12439918
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Not to start a debate but let's be clear that an 18# bass is not just a big bass. It is a Flipping Freak of Nature. thumb

Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12440012
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Good post Ken. Remember the two tails that were sticking up by the reeds when we were there. They were over a foot across. Don't have a clue what they were doing almost side by side, standing on their heads. I guess they were Thumbing us. Thanks for sharing. There are some freak in there.


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Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Donald Harper] #12440109
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Originally Posted By: Donald Harper
Good post Ken. Remember the two tails that were sticking up by the reeds when we were there. They were over a foot across. Don't have a clue what they were doing almost side by side, standing on their heads. I guess they were Thumbing us. Thanks for sharing. There are some freak in there.


Yes sir! I will always remember those two we saw by the dam!
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Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12440117
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Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Chris B] #12440454
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Originally Posted By: Chris B
Dang, you get to take your boat.

For enough $$$ you can too

Re: This is why I don't fish finesse baits for bass..... [Re: Ken A.] #12440487
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I also think when the crappie get fired up on a pile it gets a reaction from the bass and they move in to eat anything in sight. I know lots of people who catch 10lbers on minnows regularly after catching a few crappie

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If were me I would just finish what the other fish started. Two slices of bread please.

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