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Was able to squeeze out one hour today and tried a new spot I found on the lake. Went with a worm from 8 to 815 and switched to top water buzz like bait. Had a couple blowups near shore and one further out threw back on the further out and a small like 4 oz bass nailed it.

Kept working along the shore and than straight out and about 830 nailed a nice 4.6 pounder and what a fight. Hook was lodged deep in upper roof and actually bent my buzz.

Went back to working the shoreline were I had two blow ups and finally about 850 ish nailed a nice 5.85. Again a nice fight and again bent the buzz with hook again nice and deep in the roof of mouth.

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Thats awesome. When you say blow up do you mean you hooked it or no?
I had a beast last night eat my floating crankbait. It came right off, im thinking i didnt tie the lure on well enough. Bass wont typically rip through a 10lb braided line right?
 

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Thats awesome. When you say blow up do you mean you hooked it or no?
I had a beast last night eat my floating crankbait. It came right off, im thinking i didnt tie the lure on well enough. Bass wont typically rip through a 10lb braided line right?
I call a miss a blow up since the swirl goes with the miss. Today missed 2 but nailed one a nice 2 pounder. Top water was good for middle of afternoon.
 

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Thats awesome. When you say blow up do you mean you hooked it or no?
I had a beast last night eat my floating crankbait. It came right off, im thinking i didnt tie the lure on well enough. Bass wont typically rip through a 10lb braided line right?
definitely a bad knot, most likely the braid slipped. may want to consider using a mono or fluoro leader
 

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once you get it right a few times you wont have problems much longer. several to choose from, albright, double uni, slim beauty, blood knots etc. Uni to uni is usually one of the easiest to learn starting out
 

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I use the Uni to Uni since it was easiest to tie for me. Tried albright but the diagram didnt make sense. I found you tube videos best to help tie the leader knot. I have been using 20# braid and 12 pound mono leaders.
 
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