Question for the Bass Fishos

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Is an 85mm Lure Too Big for Trolling for Impoundment Bass?

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Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby pdfarrell » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:16 am

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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby rocky » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:32 am

Hi Paul
I am not a Bass expert but would say it's not to big. Looks like a deep diver though so if you are going to use in StClair troll the deeper areas.

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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby pdfarrell » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:39 pm

rocky wrote:Looks like a deep diver though so if you are going to use in St Clair troll the deeper areas.


Trying to snag a pair of Tonics Rocky :cool:
Nah, seriously, trolling depth will depend entirely on where Oldtimer is.... :wink:

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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby Leper » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:30 pm

It's a big lure but not huge! It may produce less strikes from smaller fish but any reasonable fish around won't hesitate to smash it!
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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby Mackayak » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:47 pm

Not to big as a good size bass will hit any size :wink:
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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby StevenM » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:14 pm

Someone said yes?

Would love to know the reasoning.

Bass are pigs and will hit that no probs.
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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby Aussie54 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:13 pm

Lure looks very similar to a Berkley Frenzy shad and reckon they not too big. I use the 7cm ones at $6-50 from the Big W but I don't think they sell them anymore, ended up picking up for around $5 each from Motackle but in the 9cm ones. Soon to tell if they catch bass. Warming up nicely, haven't tried them yet but soon will.
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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby WayneD » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:23 am

Definitely not. When Wivenhoe was on fire my go to lure was the old faithful gold bomber, about 120mm long from memory. As Steve said they are pigs and will eat anything. If they are shut down then try the smallest lure you have as this sometimes worked for me. It's called the jellybean theory...no matter how full you are if someone brings around a plate of jellybeans you are probably going to eat one if it's shoved in your face. :wink:
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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby dinodadog » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:20 pm

In the winter time when some of the bass in the dams go deeper it pays to have a few deep running lures. Crazydeeps work well, they go down to 23ft with the right line. I have caught bass on halco shiners 4.5 metres, no 9 flickershads that go down to 14ft, I have daiwa lures that go down 34ft, hot lips the biggest one goes 32ft and a lot of other big deep divers that go 20 to 30 ft.
With the come back of blades, spoons, micro jigs etc some of these lures dont get a run to often, but sometimes the bass prefer a moving target and they are all over trolled lures.

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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby davidsanegor » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:03 pm

try running a sinker down to a swivel then a trace to the lure
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Re: Question for the Bass Fishos

Postby pdfarrell » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:30 pm

davidsanegor wrote:try running a sinker down to a swivel then a trace to the lure


What are these "sinker", "swivel" and "trace" you mention

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