best bait when bass busting shad
Yesterday my son and I went out on PP at noon ( I know not the best time) , the Weakley bridge was occupied so we ventured up Fall Creek and fished past the landing and toward the 840 bridge with no success. We decided to head back and on the way we stopped at the island near what I think is Lamar Hill. We were on the south west tip in 2 feet of water and the bass were busting the shad all over. We tried a white fluke, red/white spook, white spinner bait, citrus shad crank baits and finally chrome and white rooster tails that finally got us a few small ones. There were larger bass we saw but couldn’t catch, when we got back to the ramp another fisherman suggested a small rapala would have done the trick. The shad they were chasing were 3″ long. Anybody know of a “go to” bait for this kind of opportunity? We moved done from Northern Illinois and are still learning the lake.
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