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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Salt water Fishing tips and tricks » SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES

SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES

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2SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:55 pm

CPT Kirk

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Nice read Miller. I have tried most of those techniques from a float tube and they work. I especially like 3 inch swim baits and Gulp baits.
I have also had success with spinner baits. I use my regular bass gear but I use much lighter line.\Nice article thanks for sharing.

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3SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:05 pm

n2deepfsw

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Great post Miller!

4SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:41 pm

Lok Dog

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Yea Eric is a very informative and experience angler, hes a slayer fo sho,..

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5SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:40 pm

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@Lok Dog wrote:Yea Eric is a very informative and experience angler, hes a slayer fo sho,..

yeah he is, I think have read all his articles on BD.
Alot of info to be learned from them but yet nothing in details.

6SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sat May 05, 2012 1:59 pm

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Easy reading no big words and loads of pictures. lol

thanks for the artical

7SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sat May 05, 2012 2:40 pm

fishslayer

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get a copy of the book "Fish Have No Hands" by Mike Gardener (or Gardner), he is the master of inshore SW bass fishing...

8SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sat May 05, 2012 3:02 pm

Hammer 4

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Easy reading no big words and loads of pictures. lol

thanks for the artical

Well, that's a prerequisite for some around here, especially Jeff..LOL....j/K Jeff.. Very Happy

9SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sat May 05, 2012 3:07 pm

n2deepfsw

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Good info. miller!

10SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sat May 05, 2012 3:07 pm

n2deepfsw

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Easy reading no big words and loads of pictures. lol

thanks for the artical

Well, that's a prerequisite for some around here, especially Jeff..LOL....j/K Jeff.. Very Happy

lol!

11SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sun May 06, 2012 10:37 am

Docrunner

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study scratch
when do you guys use a basic swimbait, vs weedless, vs skirted, vs spinnerbaits?

more confused than ever.. lol.. drunken

12SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sun May 06, 2012 11:28 am

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@Docrunner wrote: study scratch
when do you guys use a basic swimbait, vs weedless, vs skirted, vs spinnerbaits?

more confused than ever.. lol.. drunken

Doc the key thing is to fish in what you have confidence in. All my jig heads are weed less.
I love fishing spinner baits but I keep loosing them or destroying them. Spinner baits don't get you as meny fish as a normal swim bait dose but 99% of them the fish are bigger and hit harder.

Skirted baits, for me I have better luck at night. They are better for pitching docks then a spinner bait.

Choosing what bait to fish depends on the area your fishing, water temp and time of the year

13SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sun May 06, 2012 11:38 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: study scratch
when do you guys use a basic swimbait, vs weedless, vs skirted, vs spinnerbaits?

more confused than ever.. lol.. drunken


All depends. Only 5% of a spotties diet is baitfish. For this reason I rarely throw swimbaitsaanymore. I usually throw a T&C swimgrubbecause it imitates a baitfish AND tons of other stuff. During the day I usually throw spinnerbaits if im working eel grass. If im fishing the boat docks I'm almost always throwing a swimgrub. If i decide to throw a swimbait near the docks, this is when I prefer to use a "swimjig".

Daytime: Spinnerbaits in the grass, swimgrubs and occasionally swimbaitsfor the boat docks.

Dusk and dawn: Reaction baits until they stop getting hit.

Night: BLACK swimgrubs or swimbaits.

More often than not I dont need a weedless head near the docks. If i keep coming back with grass ill use one though. At night I work my baits slow and usually in the grass...weedless is a must.

The swimjig for me is just a way of adding some flash to your bait. It creates a bigger profile and more vibration that makes for a better night time target.

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14SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sun May 06, 2012 2:42 pm

Hammer 4

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: study scratch
when do you guys use a basic swimbait, vs weedless, vs skirted, vs spinnerbaits?

more confused than ever.. lol.. drunken

There are No hard and fast rules re: what to use, or when. I've stuck fish with a spinnerbait around docks, eel grass, and rocks. Same with swimbaits, and grubs, use whatever the fish tell they want, so some experimentation needs to take place, same for colors. I don't/can't fish at night, but it makes sense to use dark colors, and baits that give off mega vibrations so the fish have a easier time finding your bait.

Oh, I will always throw a skirted Warbait with a trailer. 2 weeks ago, it slayed the spotties, not so much last week, that's why experimenting with different baits is necessary, same as with fw bass fishing..Don't confine yourself to 1 way of fishing. Try a bait, if your catching fish, stay with it, when it stops, change up. Next week you may need to try something totally different.. Wink

15SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sun May 06, 2012 3:34 pm

MASSfisher

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Hammer makes a great point. What I posted was a basic guideline that i follow. In the end you gotta fish what the fish want....they dont read books and dont follow the "rules" we set for them.

The other night the spinnerbait was barely getting tapped yet the warblade was getting hammered. Other nights its been opposite.


Also, as it got dark last night reaction baits were still getting crushed...my swimgrub was barely touches at all.

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16SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sun May 06, 2012 3:57 pm

Hammer 4

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A suggestion for throwing spinnerbaits, if your not using a trailer hook, you may want to try them, short strikes are common on spinnerbaits, and the trailer hook will help to get more fish on the hook..These are specially made hooks that attach to the hook, and have a keeper so they won't come off. Very Happy

17SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:47 pm

kg562

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very interesting!! good information!

18SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:58 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:get a copy of the book "Fish Have No Hands" by Mike Gardener (or Gardner), he is the master of inshore SW bass fishing...

no need to say more. this book is the spotted bay bass bible. no joke, the only bay bass book you'll ever need to read

19SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:01 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:A suggestion for throwing spinnerbaits, if your not using a trailer hook, you may want to try them, short strikes are common on spinnerbaits, and the trailer hook will help to get more fish on the hook..These are specially made hooks that attach to the hook, and have a keeper so they won't come off. Very Happy

its crazy how many fish you realized you lost in the past as soon as you use a trailer hook. i'd say atleast 50% of the fish i catch on a spinnerbait is on the trailer hook.

20SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sat May 31, 2014 4:51 pm

JOER210

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That was a good read!

21SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sat May 31, 2014 11:50 pm

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The beauty of fishing are the endless variations that can produce the same end result. Case in point today in SD bay we caught spotties on a Zara spook and a Carolina rigged ika. So here are my opinions on the question that was asked.. Weedless and clean... I use weedless when fishing eel grass..or any similar cover. Skirted when I want to slow the rate of fall. When I specifically target verticle structure. As in pilings.mooring slips. Bridge supports...spinnerbaits i throw over grass beds and along docks or rocks. And my opinion on crankbaits can be found in the forum magazine.

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22SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:52 pm

Chomps

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You got some footage of the spottie hitting the spook? I've always wanted to see a spottie smash a topwater bait


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23SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:38 pm

bayfishingjunkie

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I wish I had footage.. We were drifting near Spanish landing and I saw a lot of bait breaking the surface so I threw the spook hoping for corvina.. But a spottie hit it. So its an option I never considered until now

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24SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES Empty Re: SPOTTED BAY BASS TECHNIQUES on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:33 am

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barbie doll weightless smothered in mommas homemade unibutter and a number 8 treble hook in the foot. jerk it next too old docks. hold on tight.

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