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Title: Big Bass of 2019
Post by: Dwrecknfish on April 01, 2019, 05:22:35 PM
Anyone smacking some pre spawn toads this year? Weíve hit a couple decent ones this year
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Post by: Dwrecknfish on April 01, 2019, 05:24:21 PM
Another one
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Post by: Barbarossa13 on April 01, 2019, 06:32:27 PM
Nice ones! Get a weight on those big girls?
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Post by: Dwrecknfish on April 01, 2019, 07:03:49 PM
Nice ones! Get a weight on those big girls?

One of those days where we didnít expect much so we didnít have the scale. Estimated first one was 7-7.5 2nd fish 6-6.5
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Post by: Dwrecknfish on April 01, 2019, 07:04:47 PM
6.27 from yesterday
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Post by: Timberstalker on April 01, 2019, 07:19:25 PM
Slobs!!
Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: castie2504 on April 01, 2019, 07:38:33 PM
Wow! Great fish! What did you get them on? Iím trying to get into largemouth  this year but I havenít the slightest clue on how to target them. I will be hitting the local lakes and ponds in the Yakima area. Any pointers?
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Post by: Crunchy on April 01, 2019, 07:41:45 PM
looks like all the big bass are way up north :dunno: 
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Post by: Dwrecknfish on April 01, 2019, 09:15:26 PM
Wow! Great fish! What did you get them on? Iím trying to get into largemouth  this year but I havenít the slightest clue on how to target them. I will be hitting the local lakes and ponds in the Yakima area. Any pointers?

Mostly spinnerbaits and jigs. Largemouth bass are very structure related fish. Any submerged logs/rocks/docks will usually hold fish. They are not too picky of a fish thus why there are SOOO MANY different options. I would say your top baits would be any spinnerbait a few different jig colors and sizes and some soft plastic worms/salamanders. Those should catch majority of the fish
Title: Re: Big Bass of 2019
Post by: castie2504 on April 02, 2019, 10:55:11 AM
Wow! Great fish! What did you get them on? Iím trying to get into largemouth  this year but I havenít the slightest clue on how to target them. I will be hitting the local lakes and ponds in the Yakima area. Any pointers?

Mostly spinnerbaits and jigs. Largemouth bass are very structure related fish. Any submerged logs/rocks/docks will usually hold fish. They are not too picky of a fish thus why there are SOOO MANY different options. I would say your top baits would be any spinnerbait a few different jig colors and sizes and some soft plastic worms/salamanders. Those should catch majority of the fish

Thanks for the tips. Iím gonna go try for some later this week.
Title: Re: Big Bass of 2019
Post by: bassquatch on April 07, 2019, 07:33:07 PM
Wow! Great fish! What did you get them on? Iím trying to get into largemouth  this year but I havenít the slightest clue on how to target them. I will be hitting the local lakes and ponds in the Yakima area. Any pointers?

Mostly spinnerbaits and jigs. Largemouth bass are very structure related fish. Any submerged logs/rocks/docks will usually hold fish. They are not too picky of a fish thus why there are SOOO MANY different options. I would say your top baits would be any spinnerbait a few different jig colors and sizes and some soft plastic worms/salamanders. Those should catch majority of the fish

Thanks for the tips. Iím gonna go try for some later this week.

Here's another tip:  rocks, docks, logs etc. Are COVER not structure.  Structure is points, humps, channels, ledges, drop offs, etc. Bottom contours basically.

Very critical to know, understand the difference and why it's important there's a difference and how the two work together to position fish at a given time of year.

Bass right now are seeking warmth to fire their metabolisms to feed up for the spawn in May.  SHALLOW cover is key right now.  Wood and rock absorb and emit heat, so bass will hold close this time of year, especially if it's sunny.  Vegetation will hold bass this time of year as well, especially green vegetation because it's also rich in dissolved oxygen.

Now through the start of the spawn is the time of year the big girls are most accessible as they are shallow and fairly predictable.  They will also feed more willingly as they need energy to get through the rigors of spawning.

Jigs and minnow imitating baits work well because they mimic food that is rich in protein, especially crawdads.  Play with color, some days it's brown, others it's black or green for jigs.

I've been on clear water lakes to murky lakes and all are at a good temperature right now.  Just target wood cover in eight feet or less and you should encounter something.  Last time I was out I did notice an influx of smaller males to two pounds but that's ok, they keep you tuned in until the old lady grabs on!  :tup:

To the OP, nice Toads and thanks for sharing!
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Post by: TommyH on April 07, 2019, 08:15:14 PM
 :tup: nice!!
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Post by: throttlejocky20 on April 08, 2019, 01:09:12 PM
Me no but the nephew has been getting some good ones.
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Post by: Hard2handle on April 08, 2019, 03:09:24 PM
Nice fish guys!.....wowser.....looks like your back in the groove squatch...nice write up also.
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Post by: cbond3318 on April 08, 2019, 05:20:36 PM
Some nice Bucketmouth in here. Good job!
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Post by: bassquatch on April 08, 2019, 06:06:34 PM
Nice fish guys!.....wowser.....looks like your back in the groove squatch...nice write up also.

Appreciate it!  I've made it out for more than two hours twice lol

That first fish the nephew is holding is a tank!! :yike:
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Post by: bassquatch on April 09, 2019, 07:24:47 PM
Twins!!  :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Dwrecknfish on April 09, 2019, 11:48:20 PM
Love seeing all the big ones. Great when the kids get in on the action too!
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Post by: huntnphool on April 10, 2019, 12:59:43 AM
@mtnmuley
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Post by: Dwrecknfish on April 20, 2019, 03:07:58 PM
Got this 7.4 on Wednesday
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Post by: RugerRay on April 30, 2019, 02:33:57 PM
A few of the better fish that my girlfriend and I have caught this spring...
Title: Re: Big Bass of 2019
Post by: Dwrecknfish on April 30, 2019, 07:18:29 PM
Thatís what Iím talking about! :yeah: :yeah: