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#1 GG34

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:27 AM

Anybody fish for shoal bass in GA? Looking for some good patterns.

#2 Kentuckysteve

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:01 AM

They love crayfish.

 

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#3 tidewaterfly

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:46 PM

Never fished for them, and don't really know of any patterns specifically for targeting Shoal bass. However, it's likely any of the popular streamer patterns today should work, whether they're intended for bass or not shouldn't matter. You can start by tying those that may generally imitate the forage where you fish. 

 

I've never found bass of any kind to be overly picky about what they'll grab if you get it in front of them! wink.png



#4 GG34

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:46 PM

You are right. Just looking for something unique. I just read that the stealth bomber pattern was designed for them.

#5 Gene L

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 11:35 PM

Wooley Bugger.  Or a Clouser.  I've fished for them with some success.  Never fished a specific fly; they seem to like bass flies.  Or a topwater popper when it's appropriate, but I can't remember using them in fast water.



#6 tidewaterfly

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:15 AM

GG34, why don't you try something like an Intruder, which is a Steelhead pattern. Tie it with a single hook, inverted like a Clouser, instead of the trailing stinger. I've used them for stream SM bass, and they've worked very well. IMO, they may imitate a leech, sculpins, madtoms, crawfish, or a number of other things that bass will eat. Would be unique too. I doubt anyone else is tossing them for those shoal bass. smile.png



#7 GG34

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

Great thanks. I'll look up the pattern.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:16 PM

Size 6 Stealth Bomber on top and a size 4 brown crawfish down low. Black hellgrammite in the shoals.