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For The Offshore Electronic Experts #12825760
07/12/18 05:34 PM
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I know I donít have the newest graphs, but what do you all think Iím lookin at here? I thought those were bass for sure on the bottom of that drop off, but curious about yallís opinions on both. I did catch a 3 lber off that first spot but that't it

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Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12825810
07/12/18 06:03 PM
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Mostly white bass or crappie.

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12825828
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Air bubbles and fish farts, I would turn down your sensitivity some.

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: Minner Bucket] #12825946
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Originally Posted By: Minner Bucket
Air bubbles and fish farts, I would turn down your sensitivity some.


Yea I've been wondering if I should do that for some time now, thanks

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12826049
07/12/18 08:36 PM
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Brush piles on the side of the drop, more on the bottom of the hump. Lots of fish, but it looks like your transducer is tilted up to me.

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12826139
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top pic is brush on the slope. you caught a bass so that's good, and I see crappie there too.


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Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: James Biggs] #12828074
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Mostly white bass or crappie.


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Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12829360
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Bass mostly stack horizontally not vertically. The first one is definelty stumps with a few fish on it. The second is either white bass or crappie. The best way to find fish offshore is to use downimaging first

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12830930
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Drop a KT spoon down on e'm to find out what they are.

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: Court] #12831643
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Originally Posted By: Court
Drop a KT spoon down on e'm to find out what they are.


I threw the heck out of a spoon on these spots and couldn't get bit aside from the one 3 lber

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12832032
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Originally Posted By: TexasTechBassAngler
Originally Posted By: Court
Drop a KT spoon down on e'm to find out what they are.


I threw the heck out of a spoon on these spots and couldn't get bit aside from the one 3 lber

Ya his advice was started TFF talk.... the old spoon trick donít always work

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12832053
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If they are suspended off the bottom, throw a spoon or a hair jig. A Carolina rig can be used too. Usually when they are suspended off the bottom they are harder to catch. The weather has to be right to really offshore fish. Windy/Cloudy days are the best. They'll suspend closer to the bottom and are easier to catch. That's when I wack them on a football jig or crankbait. If it's sunny and calm, you are going to have a hard time catching them. Usually the hair jig being ripped up off the bottom works really well. However, if they don't hit that or the spoon go back to a crankbait. Burn the crankbait until it gets close to the bottom and then stop it and count to 3 before you start reeling it again. Usually they will hit it as soon as you start reeling it again. I will say the amount of fish you catch offshore depends on the lake you fish.

Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: TexasTechBassAngler] #12832466
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Start by leveling your transducer, youíll get a much better image clarity. Thereís an easy way to level it using coins and a level, just YouTube it.

For the pics, most of the returns arenít very hard meaning that either the fish arenít big or they are on the edge of the cone range. Also when fishing drops, look for bait to be parked near the lip or on the lip of the drop. Youíre likely to find more success by looking for that when learning to fish offshore and itís likely to build your confidence.

Time on the water and learning your electronics are everything.

I donít ever fish for suspended bass, but if I did I would probably throw a weightless fluke and read a book. If someone could figure out how to catch suspended bass (largemouth) they would probably be one of the most dangerous anglers on the planet.

Hope that helps and good luck!

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Re: For The Offshore Electronic Experts [Re: Charlie Brown III] #12833013
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Brown III
Start by leveling your transducer, youíll get a much better image clarity. Thereís an easy way to level it using coins and a level, just YouTube it.

For the pics, most of the returns arenít very hard meaning that either the fish arenít big or they are on the edge of the cone range. Also when fishing drops, look for bait to be parked near the lip or on the lip of the drop. Youíre likely to find more success by looking for that when learning to fish offshore and itís likely to build your confidence.

Time on the water and learning your electronics are everything.

I donít ever fish for suspended bass, but if I did I would probably throw a weightless fluke and read a book. If someone could figure out how to catch suspended bass (largemouth) they would probably be one of the most dangerous anglers on the planet.


Hope that helps and good luck!


Appreciate the advice. I always assumed my transducer was "level" because its glued to the hull. I'll certainly be looking into this

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