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Bass Fishing In Alligator Lake, Safety Harbor

jaxonjaxon Clearwater, FLPosts: 2 Greenhorn
Hey guys,

Ill be fishing the sweet water in Alligator Lake soon and I honestly don’t know what the bass are eating right now. Haven’t bass fished in a while. If someone can tell me just some general baits I could use or just some recommendations. Thanks!

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  • MulletMaster239MulletMaster239 Southwest FloridaPosts: 342 Deckhand
    Never fished there but I’ve always done well anywhere with either a motor oil colored, or black and blue, black and purple, black and red, black and whatever plastic worm on a Texas rig with 1/8 Oz weight. If the water is shallow then I use 1/16 oz or no weight. Has worked wherever I’ve fished. That is really mostly all I use because after the top of the lure is ripped up bad I can recycle the tail end and use it as a trailer on a bucktail jig for night snook fishing.  Might not be the best bait for a big bass but when the conditions are right a big bass will definitely eat it. Any lure with some sort of red coloration on it works well also.

    Shiners and bluegill are good live baits if you specifically want to target the larger bass.
  • jaxonjaxon Clearwater, FLPosts: 2 Greenhorn
    Never fished there but I’ve always done well anywhere with either a motor oil colored, or black and blue, black and purple, black and red, black and whatever plastic worm on a Texas rig with 1/8 Oz weight. If the water is shallow then I use 1/16 oz or no weight. Has worked wherever I’ve fished. That is really mostly all I use because after the top of the lure is ripped up bad I can recycle the tail end and use it as a trailer on a bucktail jig for night snook fishing.  Might not be the best bait for a big bass but when the conditions are right a big bass will definitely eat it. Any lure with some sort of red coloration on it works well also.

    Shiners and bluegill are good live baits if you specifically want to target the larger bass.
    Ok sweet, I’ll defiantly give this a try. Thanks.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,010 AG
    edited March 14 #4
    You probably should have posted this thread here, the regional forum for the Safety Harbor area:  West Central General Fishing & The Outdoors

    That said, I agree with the plastic worm and shiner suggestion. They are both very effective and would be my first two choices too.

    If you want to cover a bit more water, a spinnerbait, buzz bait, or jerk bait (like a rapala) are also effective.

    Good luck!

  • FishingpervertFishingpervert Deltona, FloridaPosts: 1,010 Officer
    edited March 26 #5
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