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Offline ougot1

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What pound fluoro leader for largemouth bass ?
« on: Jan 04, 2019, 03:52 PM »
I need advice on what pound test fluorocarbon leader material to use for largemouth  bass , I use small  1/10 oz swedish pimples  for the most part , I was thinking 6 lb ? all replies appreciated  THANKS

Offline NateD

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Re: What pound fluoro leader for largemouth bass ?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2019, 03:55 PM »
I need advice on what pound test fluorocarbon leader material to use for largemouth  bass , I use small  1/10 oz swedish pimples  for the most part , I was thinking 6 lb ? all replies appreciated  THANKS

6lb should be fine, they aren't typically line shy, I catch them on traps with 12lb leader.

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Re: What pound fluoro leader for largemouth bass ?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2019, 05:13 PM »
I might target them once a season, but catch them all the time on my spoon rods. 6lb fluoro leader.

Offline CAP207

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Re: What pound fluoro leader for largemouth bass ?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10, 2019, 07:44 AM »
I like 4, just set the drag on your rod!
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Re: What pound fluoro leader for largemouth bass ?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2019, 08:47 AM »
1#...hoping they break it so I don't have to deal with the catch and release.  :whistle: :roflmao:
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Re: What pound fluoro leader for largemouth bass ?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2019, 07:40 AM »
Really about how big a fish are you after?

With that small of a lure 6# will be fine.  If after big fish...I'd go with 20# or even 30# test.  Just so when I pull them in close, all that line will take a lot of beating at the ice hole.

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Offline Peccavi18

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Re: What pound fluoro leader for largemouth bass ?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2019, 09:14 AM »
I don't fish for them on purpose but they seem to find me. I have 3lb or 4lb mono on almost all my rods, and don't think I've lost but maybe one. Just work the drag.

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Re: What pound fluoro leader for largemouth bass ?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2019, 09:44 AM »
6# Flourocarbon will work fine. My go to line for icefishing in general is 6# flourocarbon. I never lack catching fish including pan fish. During open water I target bass as it is my favorite fish to fish for, I use 10# flourocarbon and I land some decent bass.

 



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