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Title: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on January 17, 2021, 04:36:03 PM
Post up those beautiful 2021 bass! (please help keep this thread bass only, thanks!)  :tup:

Smallmouth, largemouth, rock bass, all bass count! Anything goes on size.
Pic only if you prefer, include a story if you like, share a hot location or fun trip ideas and locations! Can't wait to see what you all get  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: duckmen1 on January 17, 2021, 04:50:52 PM
You just be sure to share you hot locations bassquatch
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on January 17, 2021, 08:34:01 PM
Unfortunately for me, 25 years of just dealing with tennis elbow has caught up to me. Trying everything to avoid surgery as it means six to twenty months of rehab and no fishing!  :bash:

My travels and trips will be limited this season. Will be counting on this thread to help me through lol. It's frustrating already and it's only January!  :yike:

I did manage to get things started this afternoon though! Had to lumberjack storm damage all morning but dipped out for three hours and got this dude and one super tiny one  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: Jakobv on January 18, 2021, 06:22:24 PM
What are some good type of general baits or lures that are good for bass this time of year?


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Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: 257wbymagkiller on January 18, 2021, 06:56:40 PM
Drop shot works. Iíve throw some jigs with a. Small trailer and they will pick it up. Hard fishing right now
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: Jakobv on January 18, 2021, 07:01:10 PM
Drop shot works. Iíve throw some jigs with a. Small trailer and they will pick it up. Hard fishing right now
Thank you! Iíve got all those in my box, Iíll have to get out soon


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Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on January 19, 2021, 12:27:49 PM
Drop shot, shakey heads, Carolina rigs and jigs deep until the water temps tick back up into the high 40's. Then mix in jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits and umbrella rigs.

Their primary transition from deep to shallow is around mid March. Largemouth will seek out wood and rocks  in the five to fifteen foot range for warmth. It only gets better as the water temps climb into the 50's in April through early May. Great time for swim jigs, swimbaits and spinnerbaits. Focus on the full moon phases now until the end of February and don't forget to share your pics please  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: Brushcrawler on January 20, 2021, 05:39:52 PM
I donít usually start finding them until May, but Iím looking forward to some inspiration from this thread!
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on January 20, 2021, 05:57:39 PM
May is usually the month I take a break lol.  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: BLDtraLR on January 20, 2021, 06:04:28 PM
Not 2021  but close. :dunno:  How about a river bass that turned into a shore lunch on a float hunt/ fish trip. :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on January 20, 2021, 09:06:27 PM
Nice to keep it 2021 fish but bet that was tasty.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on February 08, 2021, 02:31:11 PM
A little pre-Super Bowl chunkster  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: snowshoes22 on March 04, 2021, 08:06:30 PM
First smallie of 2021 on Moses Lake
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: snowshoes22 on March 04, 2021, 08:21:12 PM
Not a bass but for those that like walleye they are biting too
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: atfulldraw on March 05, 2021, 05:03:57 PM
Thats some good eating right there. Did you launch at Blue Heron?
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your Bass Off!!
Post by: snowshoes22 on March 05, 2021, 10:20:43 PM
Yes Blue Heron launch
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on March 06, 2021, 09:41:01 PM
12 fow last week....it has begun  :tup: :IBCOOL: :drool:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Green Tree on March 07, 2021, 07:03:06 AM
Went out yesterday and got a decent one. Water temp was 42.7, this is a westside bass.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on March 28, 2021, 06:48:12 PM
Fought the stupid weather today for about two hours and came away with this perch eater  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Green Tree on April 01, 2021, 10:02:58 AM
Went out yesterday managed a mixed bag of fish LMB, SMB, perch and catfish. Interesting part about the catfish was they were suspended 20ft in 40ftf of water, I thought I was on a jumbo school of crappie but it was all catfish.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Angry Perch on April 01, 2021, 10:30:57 AM
Went out yesterday managed a mixed bag of fish LMB, SMB, perch and catfish. Interesting part about the catfish was they were suspended 20ft in 40ftf of water, I thought I was on a jumbo school of crappie but it was all catfish.

That's really odd.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: RugerRay on April 01, 2021, 10:31:35 AM
Moses Lake on 3/20. Caught 5 total. Here's 3 of the bigger ones.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on April 02, 2021, 06:29:29 AM
Nice ones!  :tup:

What were the water temps on Moses?
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Jakobv on April 02, 2021, 06:49:16 AM
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210402/2b4183b0405592ca4af70379432bf5b8.jpg)

Spring/summer of 2020, Snohomish county


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Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: RugerRay on April 02, 2021, 07:07:49 AM
Nice ones!  :tup:

What were the water temps on Moses?

Thank you! Water temps reached 47 in the main and 51 in the shallow coves mid afternoon. Green pumpkin chatterbaits with a paddle tail trailer produced all the fish.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Blacklab on April 02, 2021, 08:13:03 AM
Nice pics guys😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Fl0und3rz on April 02, 2021, 08:19:00 AM
One of my favorite threads.  Nice hauls.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: duckmen1 on April 02, 2021, 10:46:38 AM
This fish was too big to see the whole thing.sorry guys.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on April 02, 2021, 01:34:05 PM
Good to know on temps! Thanks  :tup:

My first 'shallow' largie of the season!

My elbow treatments may just get me through a few more years? Pretty optimistic, hope I'm not jumping the gun.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Blacklab on April 07, 2021, 07:54:13 AM
??? Catch an release or do you plate some. Reason I ask, I ate a small mouth once. Well I attempted it couldnít do it.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: HUNTIN4SIX on April 07, 2021, 08:04:03 AM
It is a sin to keep bass!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on April 07, 2021, 11:54:40 AM
It is a sin to keep bass!  :chuckle:

Not a sin.

However, they are not managed and restocked like trout, therefore it's up to us to ensure the future of the resource because there won't be a truck coming with thousands more year after year.

Yes, I tried eating a bass when I was 14 and it was disgusting. They're a product of their environment and it tasted like the dirty water I caught it in! I know some like them but I do not. Fortunately they are a thousand times more enjoyable to catch than they are to eat.  :twocents: :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: KP-Skagit on April 07, 2021, 12:18:51 PM
It is a sin to keep bass!  :chuckle:

Not a sin.

However, they are not managed and restocked like trout, therefore it's up to us to ensure the future of the resource because there won't be a truck coming with thousands more year after year.

Yes, I tried eating a bass when I was 14 and it was disgusting. They're a product of their environment and it tasted like the dirty water I caught it in! I know some like them but I do not. Fortunately they are a thousand times more enjoyable to catch than they are to eat.  :twocents: :tup:

 :yeah:

I have eaten from lakes and rivers. I liked the river bass, the lake bass not so much.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: RugerRay on April 07, 2021, 01:36:59 PM
I've beer battered and deep fried quite a few smallmouth while camping on the Snake in Hell's Canyon. It wasn't walleye status, but I thought they were pretty tasty. I toss them all back anywhere else though.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: HUNTIN4SIX on April 07, 2021, 02:00:59 PM
Ok ok Iíll rephrase that....itís a sin keep bass that arenít bronze backed and under 14Ē.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: RugerRay on April 07, 2021, 02:03:34 PM
Ok ok Iíll rephrase that....itís a sin keep bass that arenít bronze backed and under 14Ē.
:yeah:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on April 08, 2021, 03:28:14 PM
Let's get things back on track with this Easter egg from Potholes  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: RugerRay on April 08, 2021, 04:00:39 PM
That's a beauty!
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Stein on April 08, 2021, 05:46:04 PM
I may be crazy, but a big bass is a bucket list fish for me.  I grew up reading Outdoor Life and Field and Stream but lived in trout country.  Probably 95% of the articles were about bass but I have only fished them seriously a couple of times. 

Great pics.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Blacklab on April 08, 2021, 07:46:45 PM
Nice fish👍

I used to read dads outdoor life. This happened to me was my favorite😉🥃🇺🇸
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bracer40 on April 08, 2021, 08:52:16 PM
Nice largemouth!
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on April 09, 2021, 06:44:45 AM
I grew up trout fishing as well. At age 13, while fishing with bobber and worms off a huge log at Thomas Lake in Everett WA, my best friend accidentally caught a largemouth bass and I haven't been the same since.  :chuckle:

@Stein Right now through May is the absolute best and easiest time of the year to hook into a moose! Get out there!  :tup:
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: PolarBear on April 09, 2021, 07:23:51 AM
Havenít been out due to recuperating from shoulder surgery but have been making baits for therapy. (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/t69H5mosTzE6-PIF7BUOTPcPq5uHmMCTWAXFF5daRb1Aevg6PNWN8NcW1rnd8Lnn7xvksQAP9D32Lvr-TnGIc9LyGuWn9V0mBftN5M4EadxDDilCMh2-jwdg5WshBeiB2fpYdHGb7zDRpMOMcjDS2WpNpE8MD7npLlsIb1WFW7vKsHl6jxaOPobkGy1p6Va9E5HIXb-s9MNWiFdDZDzFQ0cIoReDPiR23SoBnJVrfLdGpKR78Rm02PnT4A3H8eUotYEjinhdigZdWunpzHAdRrFxfaN-0giNTjkpK-VIC7AetD4jn2RZXsRYLglxlmByhLoanZXx_GEtWBqQmaqKuvX0HUVP80-9z2C7R8XYPHi-lvpcHUfTipSPCmwvga1pwLCl837kCwKUQS09DSE9rpRwQLZFol5e2Y8b1OZiyuqRde0WDkd_VD5o4bgvCXl5i2dYHPQen3XrF_YY22sBhktczYAwoCWHCxsMvohLaFlxxBivHJv7J-Tkon_O5Lyu9jWA0weT4nJg-MhuHIkOs27Wg8YiJR2Vx5xeFYIe2-gJuTmlkICNudpUtPedhWMqft61CtQ9p12qC6fc7WWId5mytRiJdXyIrbXjZdTq20DSVnmXyVha-JX079r3Gx2IaVzw_hByN8kxB0CCXCHISbETqM1ckRqLNPib804SSbwu4vhzLBVFpj4xSljGbXpsz2Yb9lpA8Sc5p1ax5NiSwjk=w750-h564-no?authuser=0)
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Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: bassquatch on April 09, 2021, 07:38:19 AM
How much??
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: PolarBear on April 09, 2021, 07:41:47 AM
How much??
. Just making for myself and a couple of buddies. Got out of selling a few years ago.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: PolarBear on April 09, 2021, 07:48:00 AM
Some plastics for fun.
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Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: PolarBear on April 09, 2021, 07:50:36 AM
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Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: RugerRay on April 09, 2021, 07:56:15 AM
@PolarBear. Those are some good looking jigs and plastics. Nice work! Those bass patterned swimbaits are sweet!
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: PolarBear on April 09, 2021, 08:12:45 AM
Thanks man!  Iíve been making baits for 44 years.
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Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Green Tree on April 12, 2021, 03:56:15 PM
Got this one Sunday on a black jig and beaver.
Title: Re: 2021 Show Your BASS Off!!
Post by: Blacklab on April 13, 2021, 06:11:07 PM
😂😂😂
😉🥃🇺🇸