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  • Hey guys, I am having a little bit of trouble catching bass right now in a really deep lake that has a large population of panfi

    Hey guys, I am having a little bit of trouble catching bass right now in a really deep lake that has a large population of panfish. There are weeds and submerged trees. The bass are coming off the beds, and I just can't catch any. What should I throw at them? They are very deep down there. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    It is lake somoma in ca if that applies to anyone. I have been throwing craws on football jig heads and dropshot 4" worms.

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    • #3
      I would go with a weedless worm and put some weight on it and cast by those trees and weeds and up and down the banks. Maybe even try a frog.

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      • #4
        I would say drop-shot. Perhaps a bigger bait than you have been using? I use a 6 inch Roboworm. Also, sometimes Gulp! can really make a difference, I like the 6 inch night crawlers in watermelon.

        If the fish are post-spawn, I would think that they are either on the first break or docks. I skip a weightless Senko under docks with good success.

        Also, because there are a lot of panfish, a deep crank in a sunfish color could be good. Or something that would imitate them.

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        • #5
          Get ya a Jitterbug, it's a top water plug but it sure brings them to the surface! I call it my BASS BOMB!

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          • #6
            A little cleo spoon would work, but you would also catch alot of weeds with it.

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            • #7
              BLUEGILL ... (if its legal) the bass are chasing them hard right now i caught them 2 days ago fun to watch

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              • #8
                Hook through the tail far enough up and a splitshot make sure its small and alive

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                • #9
                  Try a deep diver crankbait...it will garuntee you some fish in the deep lakes.

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                  • #10
                    Nebraskahunter18, ive had big bass try to attack/eat little bass that ive been reeling in this year quite a few times lol, so theres another idea to add to your list Panfry.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks guys.

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                      • #12
                        I would use a a yum dinger with a 1/4oz wieght.

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                        • #13
                          my uncle was pullin in a like a six or seven inch bluegill and a five pound bass naled it as the bluegill was near the shore. that might help if you want those big lunkers

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