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I am going to Bartlett on Saturday morning and I need some more technical advice. Questions:

1. How do you catch bass suspended at 40' in 60' with a dropshot rig? Should the weight be on the bottom?
2. What size/type weight? What's a good d-s plastic to use?
3. If you are vertical jigging with a spoon, do you work it up and down right at the depth of the fish, or a little above? Do you sweep up and down or jiggle it?
4. How is the early morning top water bite? What part of the lake is best for it?

I would appreciate any advice - I REFUSE to get skunked again.
 
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At the risk of giving away a secret weapon or anything like that I willl inform you with misguided info okay that way it will please the guest from above. Go to the yellow cliffs or any of the points on the way there go out to about the 20 to 35ft range set your reel to free spool and drop your spoon all the way to the bottom then reel it up off of the bottom about 1ft should do well cradle your rod butt into the fold of your arm and point your rod tip at the water then RIP it up to about chest level then follow it back down to the top of the water with a semi slack line they will hit it on the drop. The best secert baits in spoons are criplled herring's
and hopkins the best secret line is at least a 10lb to 12lb test. I
dont want to give away any tourney secrets so DONT THINK YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A SPOON TIED ON!!!! No matter what time of year it is if a school of shad are busting you can realy chunk a spoon then you have to ( rip/swim it back) its a secret tactic so dont use it. If you want to find fish for drop shotting go to any point but thats a secret also just because you WILL SEE alot of others doing this secret tactic you should not be doing it. IF things fall apart for you in the main lake go upriver and toss blades and jigs ( white blades) blue/black jigs and brown/pumpkinseed jigs.

Good Luck
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1. How do you catch bass suspended at 40' in 60' with a dropshot rig? Should the weight be on the bottom?
2. What size/type weight? What's a good d-s plastic to use?
3. If you are vertical jigging with a spoon, do you work it up and down right at the depth of the fish, or a little above? Do you sweep up and down or jiggle it?
4. How is the early morning top water bite? What part of the lake is best for it?

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1) When I'm fishing deep water, I usually want the weight on the bottom. If the bass are suspended 15-20' down over 40' of water and the water is at least 70ºF, some people can catch them with surface plugs on the water. I'd rather find fish near the bottom rather than suspended. In 40+ of water, I'd have the dropshot worm about 18"-24" up from the weight.

2) I usually use a dropshot weight (the lightest I can use and still feel the bottom) with a fine wire metal clip that you can slide the line into and it holds tight. If you get the weight hung up, at least you won't lose the hook and have to retie it. I like to use 4" to 6" Robo worms for dropshotting. While I have a lot of colors, I usually stick with black grape, morning dawn, aaron's magic, and oxblood.

3) When spoon fishing I fish it either on the bottom or about a foot above it. I try a lift/drop retrieve, vertical jigging, or vertical shaking it and let the fish tell me what they want.

4) I am not much of a topwater fisherman. I have found that it seems that when the water temp is 70ºF or higher, the fish are more willing to come to the surface. I typically fish topwater over 1'-20' of water. From my experience on Lake Okeechobee, in the winter time, the topwater bite took place about the first 30 minutes of daylight and then shut off. If the water temperature is 70-84ºF, they will bite topwater all day long. I think the best topwater areas are flats, points, and shoreline 45 degree banks over 1'-20' of water.
 

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Since my answers to posts are no good, don't listen to me :lol:

Anybody can catch fish at Bartlett, dropshot a 4-inch anything and you'll get bit....

If you plan on spooning use that KSW..........or I forgot that's supposed to be a secret...........send you a pm with everything you need to know...........

But then again you might not want to listen to me :p

Franklin



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Thanks

Thanks, all. Great tips.

Ranger, I assume all that secret stuff in your post is just to throw me off and you are keeping the tricks that really work to yourself :wink:.

Seriously, regarding the "C-Mon Guys" post: GUEST, I think you are being a little harsh. Look at the questions I have asked and the answers. No one has held back. Granted, I'm not presumptuous enough to ask to be spoon-fed the exact Spot, Depth, Lure, and Presentation that will guarentee fish. I want to learn how to figure those things out myself. If I wanted that I would cough up the money to hire a guide.

As far as the inside jokes and allusions go, relax and skip over them. I think there is a lot to get out of this forum - no need to get worked up over things that we don't get.

However, I do agree that, like all other forums I've participated in, there is too much abbreviating and acronyms. It tends to make the uninitiated feel stupid. But it's a small price, I think.
 

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i was out there sunday and picked up 4 on topwater (yamamoto buzzbait) and about 15 more on deep running cranks. so yes there is still somewhat of a topwater bite :lol:
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Destitute and demoralized

I suck :cry: . Tried to execute all the advice I've gotten and caught ONE tiny rat all day at Canyon with a friend. I am destitute and demoralized.
 
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