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  • Spoon Fishing :: Any experts here?

    Posted by simplecircuit on October 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I want to learn how to fish a spoon for bass relating to baitfish in open water.
    Since that seems to be what’s going on at Priest right now, I was wondering if we have any resident experts on the technique.
    I’m open to any and all advice/instruction. Thanks. j.

    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 8 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • tomlida1

    October 31, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Don’t know but I sure do want to know as well

  • Brian

    October 31, 2013 at 2:02 am

    By no means am I an expert at spoon fishing, but the last four years I have been fish with them more and more. In the summer I like to use the type you tie to the top of the spoon and in the winter I like to use the silver buddy type. I use a 1/2oz to 3/4oz.

    I have been starting to hear fish being caught on them this fall and it has excited me. I actually stocked 6 in my boat for my trip tomorrow! I have not been out for a week(my wife had some medical issues after the baby and has been in the hospital ever since. Hopefully she will be coming home tomorrow)!

    Spoon fishing can seen intimidating to me, but once I hone in on the bait and bass that are feeding on the bait, it is a very simple technique.


  • bclifton

    October 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Hope your wife gets better soon Brian. I definitely want to know more about spoon fishing to. I definitely struggle with winter fishng for bass and any tricks will be very helpful.

  • degaman

    October 31, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Don’t have much experience with spoons in general, but the vibrating blade baits like the Silver Buddy work great on all types of fish. My technique is a simple drop to the bottom, raise just fast enough to feel the vibration, and then allow to fall back down. The shad should be dying off any time now, and that should be conducive for this type of fishing.

  • simplecircuit

    October 31, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Brian – Sorry to hear about your wife’s complications. Hopefully she’s back at home and up to full speed before long.

    bclifton – On the winter fishing, we did really well last year fishing a dropshot around bluff walls in the 25-35ft range. Most of our fish were suspending just off the bottom or were tight to the bottom. Also, I’m not sure there are many guys/girls who don’t throw a #5 shad rap during the winter at Priest. There is always some disagreement on the best color [shad v. craw], but I favor the solid orange craw color. A friend from work claims that you can never fish too shallow in the winter at Priest. 😆

    degaman – I would have figured you to be the resident spoon expert. I’ve fished silver buddies during winter with limited success, but really don’t have much confidence in them. The spoons that I had heard were catching them right now are the Hopkins-style spoons. Any advice for those? I assume it’s just a matter of finding the bait on the graph, then dropping through them and finding what the bass [and everything else down there] want in terms of action?


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