Aux Pleins wrote:I don't know what you guys throw for bass as the season changes, but I'd like to hear what it is you use. I know a lot about what H-frog throws because we fish a similar style.
For bass in spring it was definitely a jerkbait bite for me.
In summer it has always been a swimjig or a chatter/shudder & spinnerbait bite.
Fall has been a crankbait bite. This year has really cemented that fall crank bite for me.
I know the drop shot is a deadly presentation, but I haven't gotten into it. Partly because I'm always fishing 4-5ft of water.
Yeah we do throw a lot of similar baits. I used to throw shallow and deep cranks all during the cold water period and even though I usually bring some with me I rarely tie one on. I'll try and commit to throwing them more. Are you throwing jerks in the fall and not having any luck with them? Or just not throwing them? I always start there. One bait I know you'd have fun with and it's right in your wheelhouse are glide baits, specifically S-Waver 168's. Reasonable cost, good color selection and I've found out they're effective all year for bass and pike. Probably no extra gear needed either, you just need a heavy bass rod or some of your lighter pike/musky rods. Drop shots are effective from 2 or 3' of water and deeper. I target shallow docks all summer long and when the weeds come up too high to straight wacky rig, I rig my bait just above the weed tops. I've also been enjoying Neko rigs the last 2 years, they can be as small as a ned rig or you can throw 10" worms and go all power finesse on them. I also like Neko rigging because it's more snagless/weedless. Weedless ned heads have a terrible hook up ratio. If you ever want to spend a day drop shotting and Neko fishing...I know place
Btw Mike has been on a square bill crank bite and has some rattling square bills he's excited about. I'm sure he can post a link