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What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? #12494308
11/06/17 07:29 PM
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What was your best bait that you used while fishing for sunfish this year? Live,Artificial,Lures,Flies,etc hmmm




Side Note: Give the name of lures,artificial,and flies. Also what type live bait? If worms what type? noidea

Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12494346
11/06/17 08:08 PM
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The bait of CHAMPIONS. Worms. aka Night Crawlers! hooked




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: banker-always fishing] #12494379
11/06/17 08:39 PM
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I've had good success on this lure called the Worm Rival Spin from K&E tackle. Here's a pic of a couple of the colors that I've used with pretty good success. I've also caught quite a few sunfish on 1/16th ounce hand tied jigs as well. For me the jigs with small hooks, like size 6 or 8 work better for obvious reasons and I usually add a chunk of cut fish, a crappie nibble, or a worm. But by far my favorite bait for gills are chunks of nightcrawlers or worms that I find under some rocks and flower pots on the side of my house fished on a number 8 hook.


Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12494526
11/06/17 11:22 PM
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Worms and wigglers for me.

Once I took bankers advice on upping the hook size and the amount of worm on the hook, the size went up of the fish

Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: plasma800] #12494724
11/07/17 02:08 AM
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Worms all day big sassy nightcrawlers =big sassy slabs ...although i did catch a state record on corn this year
So worms and corn whip woot roflmao


Psalm:91

Quote on the wildman" They Said he'd eat the hair off of a man's head when he was hungry
and squeeze the water out of rocks when he was thirsty"
Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: banker-always fishing] #12495635
11/07/17 09:19 PM
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southwest more west than south...
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southwest more west than south...
Originally Posted By: banker-always fishing
The bait of CHAMPIONS. Worms. aka Night Crawlers! hooked
+1


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Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12496225
11/08/17 07:47 AM
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My own hand poured plastics:








Leland's Crappie Magnet:



Hybrid lures using a candle flame and the parts of two different lures:



Gary Yamamoto Kut Tail Worm


These are only a few multi-species lures that I can always count on regardless the water temperature or lake.

Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12496605
11/08/17 04:52 PM
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I don't know about sunfish but for fresh water Reds it was a Chartreuse Jig on a down rigger.

Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12500117
11/11/17 04:59 PM
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I have a lot of luck jigging with Gulp! minnows on a 1/64 or 1/32 oz. jig head and freelining Gulp! waxies using the slow fall as my action. Jigging catches the bigger ones and freelining catches 'em all.


New to angling. Catch and release. The dream - to catch at least one of every species in our great state (if I can manage to resist carp)!
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Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12501467
11/12/17 11:33 PM
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I use live maggots except in the heat of summer.
Nighcrawlers in the summer.

Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12501811
11/13/17 12:19 PM
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My best bait this year was a crawdad fly! Worked great all year! hooked




Side Note: Even caught some nice Rios with it! woot

Re: What was your BEST bait for you this year on Sunfish? [Re: Laker One] #12503982
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Good old triple tail grubs!!


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