Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
chippy

Top water bass in 30ft of water?

9 posts in this topic

I was out fishing panfish at a Lake in Washington County, but kept noticing some top water movement away from the boat. I then opted for my bass rig, which is senko fished Texas style. I was able to catch what must have been 10-15 fish in a short span. For some reason the largies were schooling on top water at about 30 ft of water. I just thought that was weird, or maybe I have not fished largemouths enough to fully understand eh?

*also while trolling around the area they were in, no baitfish was present*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea push them to the top and have at it and then the bait fish swam away or to the bottom that would be my guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have heard stories of people using topwaters over deep water with great success and have tried it often but had only one fish take me up on it. About 4 lbs on a Zara Spook in 24 fow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is not at all uncomon for a small mouth to travel 30+ feet to take a topwater bait.

What you are describing sounds like what the others say about driving baitfish to the surface.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have found this to be common during low light conditions during mid summer. I've caught fish over 15ft of water on top with zara spooks in the morning up north. Also, nne time last year I was with two buddies and we caught a lot of fish over 20-30ft of water on jig worms, senkos, or drop shots. The fish would hit the bait about 5ft under the surface. We would wait until we saw sunfish dimpling(sp?) the surface, then threw to that area and almost everytime you had a fish, it was nuts!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a time a place for topwaters, always...I think it's sometimes referred to as calling bass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the march 2008 issue of bass master mag (can i say the name of the mag?)it talkes about open water frogging.the aticle is non-slop fishing. it says that poppers and zara spooks are the lures of choice . it also mentions clear water is better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are at times where smaller fish avoids the predators by going open water. Then there are at times where the predators go after them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Had an 09'. Got rid of it. Also,  you could not keep the front end aligned.  Otherwise a very nice truck.
    • Helps when I comprehend what I read.  I actually just cut the handle off my tongue jack on my Yetti and welded on 3/4 nut too.  My M18 drill with 1,200 in-lbs (2704-20) and it has no problem raising or lowering the tongue.  Biggest thing I noticed was making sure my drill was on the #1 low speed setting.      As far as torque goes and harming your auger.  I think you are totally fine and shouldn't harm anything.  The max amount that these K-Drills and Clam plates are drilling these days with the big drills are 8".  Most sized augers these days have no problem turning a 10" auger which is nearly twice as large of an area than an 8" auger.  Being 2 strokes can normally operate in any orientation without being damaged the only concern I would have would be your gears and any shifting of grease inside operating the auger head on its side under load.    They say Ions will do 10" holes but after I talked to their customer service reps about it, I wouldn't trust an Ion with a 10" more than I do a wet fart.  Just the fact that they don't even sell a 10" package indicates there could possibly be issues with torque and reliability when operating the 10" auger "accessory".  For now I'd just stick to your strike master going up and save your Ion any extra wear and tear.  Maybe even ask Santa for some electric jacks this Christmas
    • As the media begins to draw a pretty picture about the November jobs report, namely that unemployment has dropped to 4.6 percent, its lowest level in nine years, they are unlikely to tell you the other part of the story. The labor force participation rate continues to decline and is stuck at a rate we haven't seen since February 1978, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It gets worse. Last month, we lost 4,000 manufacturing jobs, offering more damage to the already 301,000 we've lost since President Obama took office. - Town Hall   See for yourself.. U.S. Dept of Labor / BLS Date Viewer   Whaaa ???   OH, MY....  
    • I wouldn't do that for each one. I was wondering if you couldn't cut a winch down, or maybe just leave it as is, so you could attach a drill to the low speed post and tack weld/rig a socket or something for the other side and just hold it in your hand. It probably won't work because it sounds too easy. 
    • My, such big words!! Yer a talented liddle Smurf, aintcha? We might as well get to work doin' what we were accused of, munchkin!!! Like Carly Simon said, "no one does it better"....  
    • i,ve been falsey accused of inproprieties!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Ken W, I have that book too. Before the internet it was really tough to find info. about sausage making. I never had luck getting a tangy flavor using Fermento. The sausage was very good though.
    • Jacks work very smooth, fresh grease and by hand feels fine for the amount of weight.  I think for the winter we'll just use the gas auger up and the hand drill down.  I don't want to sink another penny into these darn jacks if I can help it, should be swapping out by next year.  I may look into the gear reduction but I feel like trying to throw one of them on each of the jacks could add another 100 that could go toward electric.  leech if you ever stumble on that video post the link so I can see what hes doing different.  Works great on the tongue when it can pivot on the wheels but when lifting the full weight of the house at the back two jack points it just doesnt cut it.
  • Our Sponsors