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Time for the post begin about big bass being caught

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Please note you have seen very few post about a bass being caught but when they start to bed you will see post after post how easy it is to catch bass. Grew up as a kid that loved to fish City Park and they closed the park during the bedding season. I have seen people snag them off the ness many times. So glad that for many years we as kids and then young men with kids had city park for some great bass fishing and the closing was the main reason.
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True bass fisherman are a pretty secretive group. You wont see them posting much. Lol
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I catch most of my lunker bass...in the winter, and not during the spawn. Dec. and Jan. are my best months...always.
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I agree. The spawn can be finicky and hit or miss. Besides December and January, I like the postspawn bite in May. Have caught some real toads on top water during this period.
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Big Momma
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lol but believe it or not have a camp on the water in Barataria and saw a guy put one in the box just like that. Guess he wanted to fry fish that night.
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why not show the other one you caught. lol
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Time is hear now. Last week under terrible weather conditions I had one of the best trips I ever had. Using and spinner bait and finding a bass on every blow down and stick up it was sure fun. Some bass were already on the nest. Most of the bass were males however some big females were caught and returned to spawn. The game plan was to find gin clear water with plenty of grass. Before I called it a day I tried some areas with little or no grass and stained water and no fish.
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Years ago the marsh use to have what people called Marsh bass they were small and even the state put a no size limit on them because of their size. Paul Kaullman the old sports writer for the paper use to talk about catching them by the ton in the marsh. Last few weeks I have fished for bass and found a ton of bass over 3 pounds more than I have caught for years. These bass look like the ones KVD caught in the Tank farm area. I put them back and so glad to see the size improving and looks like bass fishing in the marsh is in great shape for the future. PS Even had a marsh name green trout.
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Fishing neighborhood pond
6.5lb toad
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wow great looking bass but you can smile
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Hahahahahahahahaha
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The biggest I caught so far this year was a 3.3lb near Bayou Bienveue. Bonus Speck right after with the same lure.
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My sons Eric and Adam and SIL Shawn, made our annual trek to the Bend this past week, and as usual, had a ball. A wicked cold front hit us right after we arrived, and winds were 15-20 mph, gusting to 25-30 mph...so fishing the main lake like last year was a scratch. We caught several last year between 11 and 12 lbs, and a 9 lber....but fishing in the coves...we did not find any of those big gals. We caught 5 bass between 5 and 6 lbs, and averaged 15-20 bass a day. The average size was impressive, all going between 3 to 4.5 lbs. My sons ErIc and Adam each lost a hawg fishing in heavy timber, when they both got wrapped around trees, and broke off 20 lb. flouro line. Adam lost one right before dark Thursday, that looked to be around 9 lbs. After fighting it for a good while and she got wrapped on a stick up, she came loose and shot towards the bow of their boat. We were right next to him and had a birdseye view. The big gal jumped and cleared the water near his troll motor, and when she came down and hit the water, the hook came out. He was not too happy.
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Bass fishing is trough just watched the classic and on the last day most of the top guys caught 3 to 1 fish. They fished 8 hours and with the best equipment and information you can get. Then they try to sell you a bait that they used lol when bass don't want to bite no bait can turn them on learned over many many years of bass fishing.
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To be fair cap,
These guys are fishing for 5 big bites, different styles and techniques than going out and just fish. Also lake Conroe is a 16' minimum. They did catch just couldn't get all the right bites.
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you make good points but I watched and Sunday did not see any caught in the first hours of fishing. KVD went for 5 hours with out a fish maybe he caught a few under 16 did not see him.catch one on TV in am. I total disagree with you on the big fish idea. I have talked many of the pros and they want to catch 5 fish first this is their goal. A pro just wrote a article about how he needs to change and go for fish and not big ones as he was not making the cut..
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I agree to a certain extent on the big fish thing. If you want to make the cut and just cash a check then 5 fish first then go big fish hunting is a safer bet, but the classic nobody is shooting for second. It's all or nothing.

By the way Edwin evers said he caught all the fish he wanted in the morning fishing the shad spawn the last day. I think he finished with 2 fish at the scales.

Definitely a humbling sport.
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I hear him say just the opposite about Sunday if he had caught that many fish as you say he would never have left the shad area so sooon. Despite being in the top three entering Sunday's action, he tallied a disappointing six-pounds, 11-ounces effort and couldn't keep up with the likes of Lee and others and finished outside the top 10.
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the shad spawn bite is not an all day thing. Its usually early morning and and might last an hour or two. He said he had all the bites he could ask for but couldn't get hooked up. Did not explain why. he also sight fished a bedding 6-7 lber for 90 minutes while only having 1 fish in the live well and never got that fish to bite.
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Again we see the new idea catch 5 fish and then look for the kicker. TB winner even said he would not go to where he caught some big fish and would fish the place he knew he could catch fish.
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he didn't go to his big fish place cause he couldn't get there!!!

again, an elite event is different than the classic. Classic is go big or go home!! apples and orange cap
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fish_finder, so by your point of view. it doesn't matter if you finish in second place or dead last? Do you think their sponsors feel the same way? And remember, it is no longer a winner take all.
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My partner and I just returned victorious from the Bend! My long time great friend Greg 'Goat' Veron the sausage king and I took top dog honors the last 2 out of 3 years in our St. James parish club 'Road Runners'.
We weigh 5 fish each day. On day one we weighed in around 28lbs for second place. LeDaine Summers and his son finished first on day one with LeDaine's 18lb plus stringer and Mitchells 11 ponds or so. We were followed closely by some great fishermen with lots of Toledo Bend experience. Day 2 was tougher. If memory serves me correctly, our 9 fish weighed 25lbs or so. All of the other teams struggled.
Here's the cool thing about our win. The Bassmaster Elites tourney was going on at the same time as our tournament. On day two we had located a section of Indian Mounds that was holding good fish. The pros were coming in and out all day and we always gave way to them or left the area...a win for us was $150 each and bragging rights for the year. Anyway, on this day we were just getting to the best spot, the pro was a long ways off and coming from the other direction. Even from the distance, we could tell he really wanted to fish where we were headed. We motioned for him to come on while we backed off ate a sandwich and watched him boat two keepers! He was very thankful.
Here's the best part, after backing off, we trolled to an area we hadn't fished yet and I caught a 4.6, and a 3.5, and Goat caught a 3.4!! Never would have fished that area unless we had given way. Talk about a great feeling to do good and then be rewarded!!
We fished Indian Mounds the whole tournament. All but one of our keepers was caught on a watermelon red or watermelon red candy fluke. We used a #2 straight shanked hook and a very small weight about a foot up to get it down a lil quicker.
If you have been to the Bend lately, Indian Mounds looks completely different. Hardly any hay grass left. The TX folks have been spraying for Salvinia and have killed just about everything else with it. Wherever we found some grass on the points...that's where we found the fish.
Pictured is Andy DeRoche's big fish of the week. An 8.8. Also pictured is one of Goat's 3 pounders form Indian Mounds. Other than Andy's hawg, the club weighed in 4 or 5 six pounders.
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No better place than TB when it is right with spring weather great catch. My son lived on the Bend when he coached at Many HS. After the spring it gets hard in the summer it is so hot and then after Thanksgiving it can get down right Alaska like.
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Does catch and release work and does pressure hurt bass fishing. Last week the Bass masters elite held a tournament on Sam Rayburn and every contestant over 100 had a limit with a 3 pound average. Sam Rayburn is a lake that has no camps on the lake and no cleaning stations. I have friends and sons that fish it all the time an catch record numbers of bass. they say little pressure and no one keeps bass almost a catch release lake. Camp owners and guide from TB are going to Sam Rayburn. I think these facts talk for them self
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There are nice bass around these marshes also. I won the Media Bass tournament out of Morgan City last week with a 5 bass stringer that weighed 17.39 lbs...biggest was 5 lbs. The Lunker bass caught, was 7.25 lbs. This will be the 5th year since Hurricane Isaac, and we have had zero storms...hopefully we can get by this year also without one. The bass are really growing now. Many 7 and 8 lb. bass weighed in this year around here, and a 9.2 from the Basin.
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Maybe catch and release works. Only last year the Bend was rated number one right. Then the gang showed up to fill the freezer during the spawn. I heard roamers of camp owners catching several limits a day. Now TB is no longer in the top 10 of bass lakes. I think facts and results speak for them self. There are no camps and cleaning stations on Sam Rayburn and it jumped to number 4. But there will be sportsman that say no way catch and release works right.
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So right Rocknet about the bass fishing. In Lafitte we have never had bass fishing so good and bigger than ever. The John Curtis rodeo seldom has a 2 pounder to win this year almost 5 and this is not your top pro bass guys lol
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Until about 5 years ago I though I knew every thing about Bass fishing. Then I started to watch the pro's on youtube and have caught more bass in the last 5 years than the 75 years before. Bass unlike Spec. are always in the area we fish. These bass pro's have shown me how to catch them in ways I never tried. Never to old to learn and as a kid never though I would learn how to fish from my TV lol. PS It is a little hard on my pocket book but believe me worth every penny if you like to catch bass.
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Will be harder to fish bass in Lafitte as barrels have been put all over the 2 pilling canal area. Not sure if the favorite stump canal will be posted but you can bet it will come. This land area is now protected by our tax dollars with a wall and rock dam. With our these protections this now posted land would be park of the Gulf Of Mexico.
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