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HellaBass

Hey Everyone,

GOt a trip planned to Bass Lake near Grand Rapids? Whats the lake like? I am most interested in bass. Deep weedlines, slop, docks, shallow cover?


Any help would be apprciated..

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HellaBass-
I've fished Bass Lake at least once a year (summer time) for the last 8 years and catching bass can be pretty tough, mainly because of all the hammer-handle Northerns.
I've had the best luck fishing the shallow tules (reeds) with weightless worms and topwater baits. I've never tried deeper water. The largest I've caught from there was 5 lbs. and was caught while fishing for perch on a little tube jig.
It is a great lake for good sized Northerns and the Walleye fishing seems to be getting better each year.
Hope this helps, and Good Luck!
SplibBass

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HellaBass

hey Spil,

Thanks for the info, i will be up there this weekend. What kind of baits do you usually throw for bass? Colors?

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Hellabass-

The lake isn't noted for its Buckets but actually has a decent population of oversized fish. I haven't targeted them often but catch/see them when targeting gills in winter and summer.

I would start on the south end and do the slop thing. The biggest "Buckets" in bass always seem to be in the thickest veggies that have deep water access. Don't spend much time way up on the flats. (especially during mid-day). There is no shortage of slop/veggies.

It may take some time for you to contact fish but you will be impressed when you do.

GF

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HellaBass-
I like to throw Flukes in the blue glimmer, pearl or baby bass color with a 3/0 wide gap hook. Also like Senko's in the motor oil w/ large red flake. White buzz baits and white spinnerbaits are good but also attract the pike.
The lake is basically divided into two with a large 'flats' area called the narrows separating them. I like to fish the SOUTH end of the NORTH part. Go to Ben's bait and get a lakemap. Fish house bay and Snyder bay are right next to each other on that south end of the north part. Fish house is weedy and 12-15 ft. at the deepest. Snyder is weedy around the edges and about 35 ft in the middle. Both are good in the shallows. Those bays lie on the east side of the lake. The shore across from them on the west side is also good. Have I confused you enough yet? I guess I should say that pretty much all of the lake can produce, it's small enough that you can fish it good enough in one day to find a pattern and eliminate a lot of water. Good luck, let us know how you do!
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