What finesse baits do you recommend for post-spawn bass? What finesse baits do you recommend for post-spawn bass?
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    What finesse baits do you recommend for post-spawn bass?
from Phil (  
6/9/1999 2:31:00 PM


 I read an article in a local fishing magazine that said the best way to catch post-spawn bass on tidal waters is with finesse baits. Does anyone have any specific way and type of finesse bait? thanx

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   Finesse Tactic from Bassn7 (  6/9/1999 2:57:00 PM
 Try this set up: 17 lb main line carolina rigged with a 14 lb leader and a 3/8 oz bullet weight. Two foot leader and a FLOATING green or purple centipede. DEADLY. I just won a tournament on this exact set up on Sunday. Fish On!


   Finesse baits from Terry Battisti, SnakeBite Custom Fishing Tackle  6/9/1999 6:00:00 PM
 Hi Phil,

Out here in the West, we usually fish the smaller more subtle baits during post spawn. We either split shot them on 6-8lb test or recently, the drop-shot technique has been doing very well. Plastics from 3" to 5" seem to get the most attention. I have a customer back there in MA that has been cleaning the fish up on 3" and 4" leeches along with other small baits. He is split shotting. He has told me that virtually nobody is doing this back there and that it is giving him an edge in the T's he's been fishing.

Colors that seem to work best are the smokes and natural colors like greens and browns. It seems the more neutral the color the better. The baits that we offer that are good would be the leeches, 4" finesse, 4" Flat tail, 3" Mega Paddle, and the 4" Mega Curl. If the fishing is really tough, I would stick with the straight tail worms. It has been my experience that the tougher the fishing is the less action the bait should have.

Good luck and good fishing,


    Post-Spawn Finesse from Jighead (  6/9/1999 10:45:00 PM
  Around here a Carolina-rigged Zoom Finesse or Trick worm in Sour Grape really gets 'em biting!
   If you promise to release them... try this. from Cajun Release (  6/10/1999 9:48:00 AM
  French Fries. With a 1/0 Gamagatsu wide bend hook on mini-Carolina rig or with a small split shot.

   ok, so what your saying is from phil (  6/10/1999 5:18:00 PM
 Basically, from talking to you guys and some locals, I'm getting the idea I should use C-rigs with small worms or small lizards (preferably worms without a curly tail). I should use mostly dark colors rather than bright, unnaturla colors like chartreuse and hot pink. Just repharsing this in case anyone wants to know. Thanx a ton guys!!!!!!




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