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i normally use them this time of year as my # 1 bait. today we got lots of rain all day til this afternoon. the weathers been in the 70s past few days. tomorrow im heading out at 6am and its gonna be in the low 60s going into the high 70s by the afternoon. what size weight should i use for texas rig? i have a few but last week was warm and the fish wanted a faster drop rate. maybe ill try my smallest weight tomorrow morning?

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I have never chose a weight depending on the weather conditions. Water depth and personal preferance come into play. I usually use an 1/8 oz in 1-6 ft of water. 6-12 gets a 1/4. Anything deeper than that i will use 3/8 oz. If you are wanting a slower fall use a smaller weight. I have tried using an 1/8 oz in 10 ft of water and i just cant do it. I like something that gets it down there at a decent pace.

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1/4 oz is generally what I use regardless of the depth.

Give the Rage Tail Thumper and Anaconda a try, I think you will be impressed.

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I have never chose a weight depending on the weather conditions. Water depth and personal preferance come into play. I usually use an 1/8 oz in 1-6 ft of water. 6-12 gets a 1/4. Anything deeper than that i will use 3/8 oz. If you are wanting a slower fall use a smaller weight. I have tried using an 1/8 oz in 10 ft of water and i just cant do it. I like something that gets it down there at a decent pace.

I think you are missing out on a lot of bites then becuase there are days in the dead of summer where I need to sllllooowwww down and throw a 1/16 oz jig worm in 15-20 ft. of water to get a bite. Always keep your mind open on what variables could make the bass water a slower or faster fall, then target where you believe the bigger bites are holding.

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today i went out with a 3/8 oz weight no bite for hours then changed to a 1/4 oz weight weight for hours no bite. it has to be the time of day, water clariity, temperature. etc. i went home empty handed.

I think you are missing out on a lot of bites then becuase there are days in the dead of summer where I need to sllllooowwww down and throw a 1/16 oz jig worm in 15-20 ft. of water to get a bite. Always keep your mind open on what variables could make the bass water a slower or faster fall, then target where you believe the bigger bites are holding.

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today i went out with a 3/8 oz weight no bite for hours then changed to a 1/4 oz weight weight for hours no bite. it has to be the time of day, water clariity, temperature. etc. i went home empty handed.

Even the pros get skunked. As long as you feel you made the right adjustments, you can't get down about a bad day...just think about what you can try next time in similar conditions.

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I don't think slow is always the answer, I usually use a 3/8 sinker but sometimes I do better with the 1/2 oz.

For a different look, try the Xcite Maximus ( 10" straight tail worm) with a 1/2 oz 8/0 mag titleshot jig. I did very well with this combo last year and it caught a better grade of fish for me than the ribbontail type of worms.

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I fish on the bottom

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I like the 1/4oz weight as a good starting weight.

If I end up slow rolling it thru pads, cane, or shallow veg I may lighten up as it digs in less

and if I'm out deep I'll go heavier.

I feel like i lose bites when I go to heavy.

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