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Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823074
07/10/18 07:25 PM
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I have never done it, but fishing with live bait on a lake that has big fish that live deep would be a good way to catch one or more DD fish...


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823101
07/10/18 07:45 PM
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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!


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Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Jake E] #12823171
07/10/18 08:44 PM
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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.


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Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823172
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I have boated exactly 30 fish between 10.05 and 15.21 and I can tell you reading Josh Alwine's book, Lunker Lore will be time well spent and should most certainly increase your odds of success in your goal to catch a DD bass. I do not know Josh and I haven't caught a DD since I read his book (certainly not his fault) but I can tell you most (not all) of the information in his book aligns with my experiences, perspectives and perceptions. There were a few revelations in the book but most of the book was confirmation and that was good enough for me.
Other than reading this book, my best advice to anyone trying to increase their chances of catching their first or another 10 pound plus bass is to choose your water and the time you spend on the water very carefully. Most of the bass fishermen I know rarely set out and stick with a plan to catch the largest bass in a body of water and that's why they need luck to run into one. There is also no doubt in my mind that throwing large baits ups the odds of catching large fish. But that's from a guy who has been throwing swimbaits for 19 years.

Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823185
07/10/18 09:02 PM
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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.

Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823410
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Time on the water gives you the best odds. A lot of people say sight fish them but in 20yrs I have never seen one that big on a bed. I have caught two over 10. One came on a jerkbait and one on a jig. They came out of 10-12FOW next to a deep drop off. I have caught a lot of 8 and 9s and I would say 80% of them have come out of that range as well. The others have come out of 4-6ft near shade.

Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823413
07/10/18 11:52 PM
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About 5" bluegill or water dog on crig.


Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823418
07/10/18 11:54 PM
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Set the hook when she slurps your bait...duh.


If you can't find em wind em.
Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: txwhitetail] #12823430
07/10/18 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: txwhitetail
About 5" bluegill or water dog on crig.


This^^^^^^


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People wanting to learn, watching idiots that don't know what they are doing doesn't help anyone.
Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823465
07/11/18 12:23 AM
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First, you have to fish where they are. I've got 3 DDs from Texas, but it takes many hours of being on the water. 2 came from slow rolling a spinnerbait & the other flipp'n a craw. Every DD fish I've caught was on the edge of a creek canal break, pre-spawn. 6-10 FOW.

Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: GeoTro1] #12823511
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Originally Posted By: GeoTro1
Time on the water gives you the best odds. A lot of people say sight fish them but in 20yrs I have never seen one that big on a bed. I have caught two over 10. One came on a jerkbait and one on a jig. They came out of 10-12FOW next to a deep drop off. I have caught a lot of 8 and 9s and I would say 80% of them have come out of that range as well. The others have come out of 4-6ft near shade.


What lake do you fish? Heck I've seen 5-6 over 10 in one day on Toledo

Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: Doug R.] #12823830
07/11/18 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted By: Doug R.
I have never done it, but fishing with live bait on a lake that has big fish that live deep would be a good way to catch one or more DD fish...


What?!

I saw you almost catch an 8 pounder by hand on Ray Hubbard!

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Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823838
07/11/18 04:18 AM
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Doug has several out of hubbard and fork I believe. he hasn't live bait fished for them. luckily I caught a dd on hubbard but had to hook doug in the knee to keep him from catching it first! on a fb jig.
a summer DD on hubbard 100 degree heat, middle of the day, beaver in 4' depth fishing hydrilla
nighttime Summer on Cypress SPrings with a 7" ringworm next to a dock in 4'

hoping to fish Fork more over the next year to increase the DD count. learning Tawakoni right now with a couple great teachers!

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Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823847
07/11/18 04:32 AM
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When fun fishing, my only goal is to catch a DD. It’s 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 I’ve failed.

I’ve focused almost exclusively on deeper water and bigger baits.

Two weeks ago I was on Alan Henry fishing a point right near a river channel. The water went from 8-30’ and then dropped off to 50+’ nearby fairly quickly.

I was focusing on the steeper ledges along the point and edges of the deeper flats. I was mostly casting up to 8-10’ and then dragging a big power worm, jig, and big swimbaits down the dropoff.

All of a sudden another boat pulls up and begins fishing right on top of the point in 8’. Was actually very close to where I was casting.

30 minutes later he is hooked up. After he fought this tree for 20 minutes I figured he was adamant no one believed he set the hook on a tree and he was 1 hell of an actor dipping his rod way in the water while circling the tree multiple times.

Was kind of laughing, then I saw her jump, while his line was still going straight down below the boat. He said he still had about 3 trees left to go.

A few minutes later he lipped her.

I trolled up to him to snap a few pictures for him and let him use my scale.

She was 10.8 lbs, in 8 ft of water,in late June on an extremely clear lake, sunny day, little wind, and nearly 100 degrees. Oh and he was using a plastic craw.

None of that added up to me. Here I was thinking I was fishing for big fish throwing deep baits fishing deep cover on structure changes.

Was something to see. Wish I asked what line he was using,you don’t win many battles like he did.

Re: How to catch a DD bass [Re: that1time] #12823851
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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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