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The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... #14613900 01/30/23 04:56 PM
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I think so.

A review of records shows you that very rarely, very rare are truly big fish taken off beds. You dont see those big fish on beds. They spawn deeper, earlier and in places you are not looking.

Not sure why guys get so spun up about flipping at a bass they can see on a bed for 3 hours just to land the little male right away and then then spend hours messing with the 3lb female...maybe eventually she bites it, maybe not.

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Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14613920 01/30/23 05:08 PM
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It’s ok, but I much prefer summer deep water (12ft +) fishing.


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Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14613926 01/30/23 05:13 PM
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Bite your tongue!

Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14613945 01/30/23 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
I think so.

A review of records shows you that very rarely, very rare are truly big fish taken off beds. You dont see those big fish on beds. They spawn deeper, earlier and in places you are not looking.

Not sure why guys get so spun up about flipping at a bass they can see on a bed for 3 hours just to land the little male right away and then then spend hours messing with the 3lb female...maybe eventually she bites it, maybe not.

What you think?






I think you must have checked the wrong records. If all you can catch sight fishing is 3lbers then you are not doing it right.

Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Mark Perry] #14613971 01/30/23 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
I think so.

A review of records shows you that very rarely, very rare are truly big fish taken off beds. You dont see those big fish on beds. They spawn deeper, earlier and in places you are not looking.

Not sure why guys get so spun up about flipping at a bass they can see on a bed for 3 hours just to land the little male right away and then then spend hours messing with the 3lb female...maybe eventually she bites it, maybe not.

What you think?






I think you must have checked the wrong records. If all you can catch sight fishing is 3lbers then you are not doing it right.


I'm bored at home so I'll bite.




Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Mark Perry] #14613972 01/30/23 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Perry
Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
I think so.

A review of records shows you that very rarely, very rare are truly big fish taken off beds. You dont see those big fish on beds. They spawn deeper, earlier and in places you are not looking.

Not sure why guys get so spun up about flipping at a bass they can see on a bed for 3 hours just to land the little male right away and then then spend hours messing with the 3lb female...maybe eventually she bites it, maybe not.

What you think?






I think you must have checked the wrong records. If all you can catch sight fishing is 3lbers then you are not doing it right.

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Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14614044 01/30/23 06:48 PM
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My customers have taken many over 10 lbs and up to 12.3 from beds and we have hooked up with several bigger than that.

We Had one hooked up in 92 that I thought would have beat the current State Record.

I think Richard McCarty had a customer catch a 14 plus from a bed.

Dennis Canada had his 15 plus from a bed.

Now if you can read the fish and know what it takes to catch him and understand the spawn process then it should never take more than a few minutes.

When teaching customers sometimes you have to crawl before you walk.

Being accurate and quite is key. If you are off by a inch you can be there all day.

Customers struggle with this and get frustrated . I understand . I am just trying to make you better and get a understanding of what they are doing.

You can learn a lot about how a fish reacts to a bait by watching them. .

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Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14614072 01/30/23 07:02 PM
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I voted for bed fishing is fun...but I know one thing. It's not guaranteed and most of the time, the lakes I fish, the water is stained and makes it difficult.

Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14614118 01/30/23 07:34 PM
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Bed fishing is the funnest way to fish to me, I like playing the game. It can absolutely feast or famine in a tournament situation. Very rarely am I relying on bed fishing as my main pattern in a tournament, I do generally use it if the opportunity presents itself. You can generally estimate the size of the fish and determine if it will help you out as well.

Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14614133 01/30/23 07:48 PM
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The spawn is fun if you are lucky enough to be on a lake that you can actually see them. Fishing tournaments it seems like I'm always fishing a muddy lake that sight fishing just isn't a great option. If I can't see them I usually always do better trying to back out a little and catch the pre spawn fish coming in.

Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Tx Tree Grower] #14614149 01/30/23 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Tx Tree Grower
The spawn is fun if you are lucky enough to be on a lake that you can actually see them. Fishing tournaments it seems like I'm always fishing a muddy lake that sight fishing just isn't a great option. If I can't see them I usually always do better trying to back out a little and catch the pre spawn fish coming in.


Of course. That's always the better option.

Bed fish aren't even trying to feed. That's why guys put stinger hooks on their pink worms when bed fishing.

Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14614233 01/30/23 08:59 PM
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Fishing in Birch one day and that's what I thought. Wasting time on a little ol bedding fish. Next thing I saw was him pulling out a goodun. He didn't have any scales so I weighed it for him. Nearly 14 lbs but I couldn't talk him in to getting a replica Took her home with him

Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #14614250 01/30/23 09:13 PM
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My public lake pb 14.60 was off a bed. I have caught many many 10-13.1 lb bass on public lakes on beds. I lost a massive fish a Camelot bell on a bed.
Lake Dixon fouled hooked 25lb bass was on a bed.
Probably just as much chance the next state record will be from a bed as livescope.
I can see where messing with little fish during tournaments can be yuk.

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Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Ken A.] #14614256 01/30/23 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken A.
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I think so.

A review of records shows you that very rarely, very rare are truly big fish taken off beds. You dont see those big fish on beds. They spawn deeper, earlier and in places you are not looking.

Not sure why guys get so spun up about flipping at a bass they can see on a bed for 3 hours just to land the little male right away and then then spend hours messing with the 3lb female...maybe eventually she bites it, maybe not.

What you think?






I think you must have checked the wrong records. If all you can catch sight fishing is 3lbers then you are not doing it right.


I'm bored at home so I'll bite.




Love this video Ken!

Re: The Spawn and Bed fishing are Overrated... [Re: Dr JL] #14614273 01/30/23 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr JL
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Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
I think so.

A review of records shows you that very rarely, very rare are truly big fish taken off beds. You dont see those big fish on beds. They spawn deeper, earlier and in places you are not looking.

Not sure why guys get so spun up about flipping at a bass they can see on a bed for 3 hours just to land the little male right away and then then spend hours messing with the 3lb female...maybe eventually she bites it, maybe not.

What you think?






I think you must have checked the wrong records. If all you can catch sight fishing is 3lbers then you are not doing it right.


I'm bored at home so I'll bite.




Love this video Ken!


Thanks Doc. I know you got a 14.60 off a bed at AH.

When are you gonna catch a giant??



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