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Big Bass Baits

Postby atothedub » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:26 pm

What is everyone's big bass baits? I know big bass can be caught on pretty much anything, but I am curious what everyone is throwing when they need a big bite.

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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby ash » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:53 pm

Canopy Grenades jig with a Berkley Max Scent Creature hog. I have caught my biggest fish on the jig!

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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby jiggin4bass » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:55 pm

12.5 on Rico
12.9 on 1/4 oz bullet head jig green pumpkin/ black green crystal /4" Yamamoto twin grub trailer in 208
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Home Of The Puffball jig
New Silicone Puffball jigs
New Puffball blade baits
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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby BigBassDaddy1190 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:01 pm

jiggin4bass wrote:12.5 on Rico
12.9 on 1/4 oz bullet head jig green pumpkin/ black green crystal /4" Yamamoto twin grub trailer in 208

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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby BigBassDaddy1190 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:02 pm

jiggin4bass wrote:12.5 on Rico
12.9 on 1/4 oz bullet head jig green pumpkin/ black green crystal /4" Yamamoto twin grub trailer in 208

Pics?

Caught biggest on a senko at the delta. Only a dink 7lber I guess.

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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby jiggin4bass » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:29 pm

Try getting a hold of the Fresno bee fishing report Dave Hurley and Roger George
Are the current editors. In June of 98 Bruce Farris was head of doing the fishing reports. And in 03 I don't remember who the editor was Farris retired in 2000.Im sure they have the pictures archived some where in the sports section of there reports. I did the reports for Eastman and Hensley Lakes for both
Bruce farris and Roger George and then Dave Hurley when hecame on board . I'm sure they can help find them for you if it's that important to you. bigbassdaddy1190
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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby JL » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:30 am

When you are needing a big bite, a jig or swimbait would be on the end of my rod.

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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby Chad Sweitzer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:02 pm

Big swimbaits are probably the best way to specifically target giant bass.
My best 5 last year: 11.61, 13.27, 10.40, 12.69, 9.06 all on either soft swimbaits or glidebaits.
Some of my favorite swimbaits: Huddleston, Deps 250, Swaver 168 & 200
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Re: Big Bass Bait

Postby WRB » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:40 pm

Trout swimbaits work good when the lake has a consistant Hatcuary trout plants and that is a thing of the past in SoCal.
My top 5 giant bass were all caught on my hair jigs with pork rind trailers, during pre spawn, both are rare commodity today.
Tom
18.6 lbs, 17.4 lbs Casitas
19.3 lbs, 17.6 lbs 17.4 lbs Castaic

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Re: Big Bass Bait

Postby mark poulson » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:01 pm

WRB wrote:Trout swimbaits work good when the lake has a consistant Hatcuary trout plants and that is a thing of the past in SoCal.
My top 5 giant bass were all caught on my hair jigs with pork rind trailers, during pre spawn, both are rare commodity today.
Tom
18.6 lbs, 17.4 lbs Casitas
19.3 lbs, 17.6 lbs 17.4 lbs Castaic

Tom,
What was your setup for the hair jig?
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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby WRB » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:06 pm

Back in '71 I made a viper jig head that is basically a wedge shape stand up 7/16 oz football head to slide through rocks without snagging using a 5/0 hook. When Gamakatsu jig hooks became avialble changed Mustad to those in the late 80's. I was using Pedigo pork rind L3 and L4 lizards that are basically a 3/4" wide split tail trailer. Uncle Josh bought Pedigo and discontinued the L3/L4's so I found Super Pork and had Robin make few hundred and they worked great.
The color I call anywhere anytime that is a combination of back top purple middle and rust brown belly that allowed me to use black, purple or brown pork trailers using the same jig. Doug "Skinny" Harris tied them for me. 4 of the 5 giant bass were caught on that hair jig combo. The 18.6 at Casitas was in 1982 and used a black-green-brown combo with barn red L4 trailer.
I used mostly Maxima 10 lb Ultra Green and 12 Big Game mono. As you know can't get bit using heavier line at those lakes and average cast is about 45 yards in 15'-20'of water. I used custom 5 power 6'10" Lamiglas rods and Daiwa TD HTSA reels and 4500C's during that time period.
I developed a reel set/rod sweep hook set that I discribed in detail for In-Fisherman "Horizontal Jigging" in '95.
Tom

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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby mark poulson » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:53 am

WRB wrote:Back in '71 I made a viper jig head that is basically a wedge shape stand up 7/16 oz football head to slide through rocks without snagging using a 5/0 hook. When Gamakatsu jig hooks became avialble changed Mustad to those in the late 80's. I was using Pedigo pork rind L3 and L4 lizards that are basically a 3/4" wide split tail trailer. Uncle Josh bought Pedigo and discontinued the L3/L4's so I found Super Pork and had Robin make few hundred and they worked great.
The color I call anywhere anytime that is a combination of back top purple middle and rust brown belly that allowed me to use black, purple or brown pork trailers using the same jig. Doug "Skinny" Harris tied them for me. 4 of the 5 giant bass were caught on that hair jig combo. The 18.6 at Casitas was in 1982 and used a black-green-brown combo with barn red L4 trailer.
I used mostly Maxima 10 lb Ultra Green and 12 Big Game mono. As you know can't get bit using heavier line at those lakes and average cast is about 45 yards in 15'-20'of water. I used custom 5 power 6'10" Lamiglas rods and Daiwa TD HTSA reels and 4500C's during that time period.
I developed a reel set/rod sweep hook set that I discribed in detail for In-Fisherman "Horizontal Jigging" in '95.
Tom

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Re: Big Bass Baits

Postby JoeLanghans » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:29 pm

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