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Old 09-19-2018, 12:29 PM
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Default Priest blowups

I fished Priest yesterday "Tuesday" upper end and watched bass chase large 5 or 6 inch shad for an hour. They were in a channel bend.herding shad against the bluff. Watched what was probably a 4 or 5 pounder snag a stunned shad 2 feet from my boat. She was huge. Sat there for 5 seconds with shad hanging out of her mouth. I threw everything i had at these bass with no takers. " Topwater popper's, spinnerbaits, rattletraps, swimbaits, and a couple small crankbaits. They seemed to be focused hard on the shad. Anyone have any ideas of some baits i could have used that would work better. I may try again today. This all happened from 4:30 until 5:30.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:46 PM
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Try a wake bait. Itís worked for me in the past in that situation.


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Old 09-19-2018, 04:25 PM
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That's a sure sign that fall is approaching. Fish in the fall can be so easy to find but so hard to catch. Sounds like they were eating big gizzard shad and maybe you were not throwing a big enough bait. Another thing I do when fish are schooling but hard to catch is I don't make a cast unless I can get a bait right on top of where a fish just blew up on the surface. I just stand there waiting for that opportunity. The sooner you can get a bait on them the better. Fall can be frustrating for this very reason. Good luck.
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Whopper Plopper 130 series.
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:55 PM
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Whopper Plopper 130 series.
What color? My wife was killing the feeding bass on Priest today with a Citrus colored lipless crank.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:45 AM
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What color? My wife was killing the feeding bass on Priest today with a Citrus colored lipless crank.
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