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Hello All,

I'm always up for learning a new method of fishing.  Some I have liked over the years and some not so much.  We each have our favorites.  So, I have seen a ton of talk on this forum about fishing with spoons.  I have never fished with a spoon, but would like to give it a try and see if this would be a method I enjoy fishing.  So here is my question/s...

What spoons do you like best for fishing on Table Rock (brand, size, etc...)?  What colors are your favorites?  What are the best methods for fishing these and types of locations (vertical jigging, bluffs, docks, etc...)?  What is one piece of advice you would give a newbie or nuggets of wisdom you would be willing to share?

I thought this post might be a good way for myself and others to learn fishing with spoons and then hopefully make it easier for others down the road to find information on this when coming to this forum.

Thank you for any and all wisdom and advice you are willing to share.

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fishing a spoon is actually the easy part.  learning to find bass is the hard part.  got to spend time learning what your electronics is telling you.  knowing your seasonal patterns will also help in cutting down you looking time.

fishing a spoon requires learning how to keep a belly in your line as the spoon falls.  this allows the spoon to fall unimpeded but you are still in contact with it and will be able to feel or see the strike.

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Archdale nailed it with the video of Bill Beck. You'd save yourself years of trial and error by hiring Bill to teach you, if only for a half-day trip. He's as good a spoon fisherman as has ever walked, particularly on Table Rock.

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1 hour ago, Champ188 said:

Archdale nailed it with the video of Bill Beck. You'd save yourself years of trial and error by hiring Bill to teach you, if only for a half-day trip. He's as good a spoon fisherman as has ever walked, particularly on Table Rock.

Bill Beck did a great job explaining how to fish a flutter spoon. He touched briefly on how to fish a vertical jigging spoon. It's been my experience that the vertical presentation of a jigging spoon is MORE effective at certain times of the year. I use the vertical method, anytime the bass are 15 ft or deeper, using a short snap of the wrist and follow the spoon down on a semi-tight line (most hits are on the fall). If you search this forum for spoon fishing, you will find a ton of information.

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4 hours ago, magicwormman said:

Bill Beck did a great job explaining how to fish a flutter spoon. He touched briefly on how to fish a vertical jigging spoon. It's been my experience that the vertical presentation of a jigging spoon is MORE effective at certain times of the year. I use the vertical method, anytime the bass are 15 ft or deeper, using a short snap of the wrist and follow the spoon down on a semi-tight line (most hits are on the fall). If you search this forum for spoon fishing, you will find a ton of information.

I agree completely.  I went out with Bill 2 years ago to specifically fish for suspended bass in summer.  I could not put a spoon down after that trip.  He is a master!

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Sounds like I better get me a guide trip.  Thank you all for the feed back thus far.  This is good information.

Tyy

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As I said, you will save yourself SOOOOO much time in trial-and-error mode. Bill will straighten out the learning curve for you in a hurry.

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