I'm new to jigs and I'm wondering what size trailers and what trailers to use and what jigs to use that don't cost a lot. I used my first jig today it was a 3/8 ounce terminator with a yum crawdad trailer. I enjoyed fishing it but I felt the trailer was to big so I cut it down and caught one (it wasn't a proper trailer). Once I did that I got more bites but then I thought it was sinking to fast because the fish weren't on the bottom. What size will sink slowly and not quite go to the bottom and I can swim well? Also what size craw should I use with it. One size I know I will use is 3/8 and 1/4 so what size trailers should I use for those.
Jigs - What Trailers To Use
Posted May 06 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted May 06 2012 - 02:40 PM
Largemouth: 10.73 lbs (Everglades - Holiday Park)
Peacock: 6.36 lbs (Residential Lake - Southwest Broward)
Posted May 06 2012 - 03:13 PM
Posted May 06 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted May 06 2012 - 03:36 PM
Ok well I was thinking the 3in chunk or the 3-3/4in craw but what I am not sure about is do I rig the chunk the same as the craw? Only reason I am considering the chunk is that it is a lot cheaper.
Yes you rig them the same way. The chunk is a solid body bait and the Baby paca,Tiny Paca,Paca Craws are solid at the tip and the rest of the body is hallow.
Netbait makes these in the craws
Paca Craw=5 in.
Baby Paca=4 in.
Paca chunk SR.=3 1/4 in.
Tiny Paca= 3 in.
Paca chunk=3 in.
Tiny Paca chunk=2 14in.
Posted May 06 2012 - 03:53 PM
Posted May 06 2012 - 04:21 PM
Posted May 06 2012 - 04:40 PM
When I choose a trailer for a jig there are several factors that determine what kind of trailer and what size. For inactive fish or lethargic fish in cold water I'm going to use a trailer that doesn't have a lot of action, I usually use Yum super chunks on 3/8oz and bigger jigs and a super chunk jr. on the 1/4oz jigs. Most of the time fish will hit a jig during the fall and sometimes they will only hot it if it is falling slow and when that happens I'll use the same 1/4oz jig but I'll use the regular super chunk instead of the jr, as the bulkier plastic will slow the fall of the bait down. The same deal happens in reverse, if the fish get a good look they may not hit but if it comes close rushing past them real fast the will hit it as a reaction and that is when you use the 3/8oz or 1/2oz jig but use the jr. size chunk, the smaller chunk will have less drag and the jig will fall faster as a result. To summerize, when the fish are lethargic or in a negative mood I'll use smaller jigs and chunk type trailer without much action, if the fish are biting I'll use the bigger jigs with a more action type trailer like a Rage Craw. And between those 2 variables you can tweak your presentation by using larger or smaller trailers based on season or what the fish are doing but I usually start out with a jig and trailer of matching size and see how it goes before making changes.
Thanks this is the information I was looking for. What size trailer would you use for a 1/4oz jig, what size paca chunk specifically so it sinks slowly and what size so it sinks fast?
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