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#1 jeffjtj

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Posted March 14 2013 - 05:21 PM

I fish rivers and Creeks alot for smallmouth bass. The smallmouth bass are finicky and pressured. I usually fish in-line spinners, I have okay luck. I seen on (TFN) The Fishing Network, where they used hair jigs to catch smallmouth. Also the water I fish has lightly colored crawdads. 

 

My question is what lure(s) are good for these conditions? Is a jig really good for these conditions? How about plastic/senko style baits?


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Posted March 14 2013 - 06:13 PM

I'm by far no seasons smallie expert, but I fish a crick and river by my house an a brown senko or even Walmart knock off has always caught me the most. A jig and mister twister.

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Posted March 14 2013 - 06:57 PM

Find a tube bait that is as close to the color of the crawfish in your steam and fish it with the smallest tube jig that will keep you on the bottom. Best smallie bait that I know of.
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#4 jeffjtj

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Posted March 14 2013 - 06:59 PM

Find a tube bait that is as close to the color of the crawfish in your steam and fish it with the smallest tube jig that will keep you on the bottom. Best smallie bait that I know of.

This sounds good, will try this.



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Posted March 14 2013 - 07:00 PM

I'm by far no seasons smallie expert, but I fish a crick and river by my house an a brown senko or even Walmart knock off has always caught me the most. A jig and mister twister.

I will try a senko too.



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Posted March 14 2013 - 07:07 PM

Swim a 1/16 oz t rig baby rage craw on a small wide gap hook or a sinko i only use 3 inches of em

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Posted March 14 2013 - 07:42 PM

http://www.bassresou...ie-bait/unread/


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Posted March 14 2013 - 07:46 PM

Check out Jeff Little's Draggin' Head jigs. They were designed to solve the issues of tossing a jig in current.

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#9 jeffjtj

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Posted March 14 2013 - 07:57 PM

Check out Jeff Little's Draggin' Head jigs. They were designed to solve the issues of tossing a jig in current.

http://www.confidenc...t/about_us.html

these look awesome thanks! I like how they look.



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Posted March 14 2013 - 07:57 PM

http://www.bassresou...ie-bait/unread/

thanks I looked through that. Good info.



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Posted March 14 2013 - 09:35 PM

Jeff Little is the truth when it comes to river smallmouth fishing. I also like to use Slider's for that type of presentation.

 

One of my favorite river smallie techniques is fishing a buzzbait cross current in riffles during the heat of summer, especially on an overcast day. Jeff's YouTube page is really good, you should check out his videos.

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Posted March 14 2013 - 09:42 PM

Find a tube bait that is as close to the color of the crawfish in your steam and fish it with the smallest tube jig that will keep you on the bottom. Best smallie bait that I know of.

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Find a 3.5-4" tube in a similar color to the craws in your streams and rig it with a 1/4oz tube jig head weedless...Smallies love them...



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Posted March 15 2013 - 12:16 PM

Small hair jigs, tubes, senko's, jerkbaits, and deep cranks are cold water staples..Fish slow, then slow down some more....

 

Start breaking out some warmer water baits when the water temp climbs towards the 55-60 degree mark.

Some warm water staples top to bottom.

Buzzbaits, Walkers, Poppers

Flukes, Spinnerbaits, Shallow Cranks, Swim Jigs, Jerkbaits

Jig n Chunk, Tubes, Deep Cranks, Assorted plastics

Good luck


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Posted March 15 2013 - 12:55 PM

Give these a try on a stand-up jighead and bounce them along the bottom. Best finesse craw on the market IMHO. These things are like crack for an addict to the fish. http://www.***.com/Power_Team_Lures_Craw_Doeuvre/descpage-PTLCD.html
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Posted March 16 2013 - 12:29 PM

Small hair jigs, tubes, senko's, jerkbaits, and deep cranks are cold water staples..Fish slow, then slow down some more....

 

Start breaking out some warmer water baits when the water temp climbs towards the 55-60 degree mark.

Some warm water staples top to bottom.

Buzzbaits, Walkers, Poppers

Flukes, Spinnerbaits, Shallow Cranks, Swim Jigs, Jerkbaits

Jig n Chunk, Tubes, Deep Cranks, Assorted plastics

Good luck

Awesome information. I got tubes. I will have to fish them more for smallies. Also got jigs. Will be trying your lure information this year good info thanks. Btw what Small hair jigs you use? I been wanting to try hair jig lures.

 

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I got some strike king rage craws, those look nice but im going to stick with the rage craws. I like them better. Will try with a standup jighead I bought a pack this year on clearance. Owner standup jigheads. Thanks for the technique.
 






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