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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 am 
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Have not but I think I may have some of those. Usually the skirts disintegrate.
I’ll bet they haven’t seen one of those in awhile...

I caught a small one before that on a rage tail shad.

I felt something grab it twice but then stopped. Threw topwaters at it; nothing.
Threw a sexy shad colored square bill; nada.
So, I walked over a couple lots and tried them out for about 45 minutes with no takers.
Then I went back to the first area to try again.
Four casts; nothing.
Fifth cast; she loaded up and I just felt weight...

Like IKE says; “I wanna be KVD”...
Oh no, the other saying; “ Never give up”....


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:33 am 
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no skirts on a jitterbug


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:15 am 
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Maybe mine were female?


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:11 pm 
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sticko wrote:
Might be why you didn't make the winners Circle. Bulk heads and
boat docks are hot on Houston. get that jin-n- pig out and give
it a try.


Damn Mr Sticko, that's cold blooded :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 pm 
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sorry that was kind of mean i take back 1/2 of all the bad things
i said about you.


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:36 pm 
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okden wrote:
Maybe mine were female?


probably why you haven't caught much on them to much wiggle.

you get that speed right one of the best night lures there is.


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:08 pm 
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Devil Horse is also a good night bait.


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:27 pm 
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I never fish them on the bulkhead. It’s hard to do a jerky retrieve sideways...
But.... I will try it fo sho... It’s possible they have never seen that bait.
Maybe they heard about it from their grandfather fish???
I’ll let you know what happens...


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:56 pm 
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you don't jerk this one just reel it in got to have the right cadence
you will hear the difference when you get it right some where between
slow and medium . you will hear the gurgle and so will the fish.

What could be simpler? Just reel in straight and steady in order to get the best fish-enticing action out of a Jitterbug. If you are a beginning night fisherman, it's hard to go wrong here as long as you don't go too fast or too slow - and don't try to get too fancy. I always fish them by fine tuning the retrieve speed somewhere between a slow to moderate pace that generates the best gurgling sound from the wobbleplate. The right gurgling sound makes bass go off on it. You have to concentrate your hearing on the lure and the noise it makes as you retrieve it. Listen for the lure to make the most life-like sound possible. It's hard to describe, but you will recognize it when you hear it - and bass will also let you know they recognize it by blasting your Jitterbug out of the water at the correct retrieve. Some nights you have to go a little slower or a little faster, depending on wind and water surface conditions. So, always listen and use your ear to fine tune into that highly desirable life-imitating sound made by the wobbleplate.

Don't Blast Back. This isn't a gun fight. If a bass blasts you and misses, what will you accomplish by blasting back and also missing with a hook-setting effort? You'll accomplish nothing except blow your chances, so please don't do it. Just sharpen your hooks first. The ones that come on a Jitterbug aren't the sharpest in the world. Now when a bass blows up on you, just keep reeling steadily as if nothing ever happened. If she's got you, she isn't going to let go too quickly. Just wait until you feel the weight of the fish on the line. You don't need to be in any kind of rush here. You have a couple of seconds to play with here. If she is on, set the hook. If she missed completely, just continue reeling as if absolutely nothing happened and she'll come back to blast you again!


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:34 am 
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Back for the summer

6/2 (before all the rain we got) caught me a nice 4.5-5lb bass. I did not have a scale but had to be a female she was pretty lean but 21.5" Pretty sure its the biggest bass I have caught from lake houston. :) I will have to fig out a way to post a pic. Also had 6 throwbacks so it was a nice day for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:23 pm 
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went out this afternoon and practiced my casting. saw two deer and one gator in Luces.


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:25 pm 
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deer.


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:28 pm 
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not even a bite... water was very muddy with current...
spinner bait, buzz bait, texas worm & wacky worm...
nothing, nada, zilch...


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:31 am 
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sounds like my catches but still nice to be out
on the water and see the beauty of nature
nice pictures of the deer and gator.
thanks for the report and water conditions.


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 Post subject: Re: Huge Bass
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:15 pm 
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The Illinois fish


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