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What should I use to catch bass this time of year? I fish on Lake Chicot in Arkansas if anyone has ever heard of it.

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  • What should I use to catch bass this time of year? I fish on Lake Chicot in Arkansas if anyone has ever heard of it.

    What should I use to catch bass this time of year? I fish on Lake Chicot in Arkansas if anyone has ever heard of it.

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    The bass are probably medium-deep. 10 feet or so. I like weed flats at this depth. Hard and soft jerk baits, suspending minnow plugs, tube jigs, other small plastics. You want sinking or suspending - not floating so you can fish s l o w. Their metabolism is way down so they go slow and eat small things. Slow and small is the key. And subdued natural colors.

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    • #3
      i definately agree with shane, +1 for you

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      • #4
        Work deep drop offs and points with drop shot rigs, carolina riged worms, slow rolling heavy spinnerbaits, vertical jiggin spoons or deep diving crank baits. You neve can tell, you might even pull up a big bass or a slow worked top water!

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        • #5
          I fish many oxbow lakes near chicot, I do well this time of year fishing jigs, soft plastics, and suspending jerk baits. Try piers or rocks along the bank, or any large piles in the middle of the lake. the key with cooler water temps is FISH SLOW! Also, catch the river rising or falling, with water flowing over a dam or in ditches or chutes, the action can be really hot on rattle traps or crankbaits

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          • #6
            This time of year, they are not doing much, and are laying near the bottom in about 10 feet of water. Take a picnic dinner and a radio and maybe your girlfrind and use straight purple worms. twitch the worm toward you occasionally, about an inch. This actually works, but the action is slow. You might otherwise not catch anything, unless you're using night crawlers.

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