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To large

Discussion in 'Bass Discussions' started by Walter Adkins, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. What size is to large of a artificial bait for bass in creeks and small rivers?
    Crank baits, spinnerbaits, worms, jigs, etc.
     
  2. I think in the right situation the baits in the rivers can be just as large. I have caught smallmouth in the river on 6"-7" cranks. I have also used up to 5/8 ounce spinnerbaits with success. I think there are more times that the smaller baits prevail though. But for those times when the fish are extremely aggressive I think the larger the better if you want to find the hawgs.
     

  3. If it still fits in the creek…..the lure is NOT too big! Smallies are crazy, and will try to eat some 5X their size.
     
  4. Just don't be afraid to experiment with sizes. As a rule, the smaller lures and lighter line are more applicable in smaller creeks/rivers. You will get more numbers with this set-up. However, going a little larger will probably result in fewer hits but better quality because the big ones will take notice. This seems to be my observation.