Flat Fall Jigs & Big Bass

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing' started by Paparockcal, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Paparockcal

    Paparockcal Old Dude

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    Has anyone tried using Flat Fall Jigs for Big Largemouth Bass? I have been considering the possibility for two reasons. The first reason is larger bass tend to hold beneath bait balls and scarf up the wounded baitfish that flutter down that the more active and aggressive smaller bass wound but do not kill. Also during that time of year when cooler temps stun shad then flutter down and big bass often key on the struggling shad during that time of year. It would seem to me to have real potential to be a viable method to target the larger members of the bass family. It might require having some flat fall jigs custom painted in shad pattern to more closely match the forage base but I was wondering if anyone else has thought of this idea and has tried it?

    I know people use spoons for bass but I am specifically thinking of trying to use flat fall jigs like Shimano Butterfly Flat Fall jigs. I guess I will start with some lighter weight models and see how they perform. I know when I fished in Galveston Bay, Texas some of the freshwater crankbaits modified for saltwater use worked great for Spotted Sea Trout and Redfish so why can't a saltwater lure that mimics the habits of a freshwater forage fish work for bass? Any ideas anyone?
     
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  2. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

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    I'd guess the lighter the better
     
  3. Paparockcal

    Paparockcal Old Dude

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    The lightest is my thinking also. I want to try to imitate a stunned/dying shad fluttering down for the larger bass under a bait school to pick off. I'm wondering if the white glow model might work to imitate a shad?

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  4. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I catch Calicos and Sandies on FF’s, sometimes 2 at once! I’m sure they’d work for LMB too especially if they’re suspended in deeper water.
     
  5. Paparockcal

    Paparockcal Old Dude

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    I went to the doctors about my vertigo everyone and it looks like I will never be able to see the ocean blue again at least without putting myself and those around me through pure hell. SO, it looks like it will be lake fishing for this old salt from now own. It was always a dream to go on a long-range trip but alas it is not to be for me. My instability has even gotten worse on stable land so I can hardly go on a rocking boat on a long range trip and at night it even gets worse especially on uneven ground. Hey, at least I can still fish which is a blessing; just on smaller water! When I was first diagnosed with my nerve disease they told me if it was fast progressing it would put me in a wheel chair and kill me but if it was slow progressing I would most likely die of old age before it robbed me of my functions so I feel very lucky that it has been slow progressing! Yes, it has taken some of what I love away but at least I am still walking, have the ability to fish and enjoy life! Thanks for everyone's ideas and input!!! Tight lines and may you have your best day fishing!
     
  6. ripped

    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I see no reason why a small Flat Fall wouldn't get eaten by a LMB. Only one way to find out! Sorry to hear about your nerve disease.. We all have the opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons. I'm glad to see you taking that path. Please give that jig a try and post your results. Best, Gary
     

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