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striper192001
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Bass

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I have relatives coming up in a couple weeks and I am hoping to get some ideas about where to go for bass. Launching at Converse or Shelburne bay. I am certainly not looking for your gps spots......just some guidance on where to go........some lily pads.... some ledges to throw divers for smallies......

Thanks in advance........John

voyager
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Re: Bass

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Watch the highlights from this weekend’s Bassmaster tournament and you should be able to pick up on tactics to use.

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the_doctor
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Re: Bass

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Largemouth in the weeds, smallmouth are a little deeper now I think, before and around the first drop-off, off rocky points, etc.
Soft plastics are effective BUT I kind of hate them now and don't use them, since I think they a. don't biodegrade in the lake and b. don't biodegrade in the fish's stomach.
Bass are everywhere. Personally I think further north or south may be better than Converse or Shelburne, but I've never bass fished there, really.
Find some structure - rocks, weeds, docks, anything - make some casts with some crankbaits, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, spoons...someone will get a bass.
Have you considered trolling (even flat-lining with no gear)? Fun for beginners, you'll definitely pick up bass, pike, many other species. Good luck.

striper192001
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Re: Bass

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Thanks doc.........I appreciate the help. I may do some trolling but this crew likes to cast........

Thanks again,

John

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Re: Bass

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If you go out of Shelburne, One of the top finishers in the Bassmasters tournament spent a lot of time off Shelburne point and caught them pretty good. Senko, Rapalas, and drop shot rigs should work well in that area.

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