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Saw these on the shelf at sportsman warehouse this weekend. Bought 2 different colors. Black/Blue and California(Looks like green pumpkin with red flakes). Are these to big to fish on jigs with the matching colors? Also how else could I fish them and where to fish them? (open water or around trees, stumps etc.

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My son does well with them texas rigged, in Big Texan color. I don't believe he uses them as a trailer though. Mostly shallow water fishing timber, riprap, weeds, docks, and sea walls

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With the Havoc line you have to have a weight or else it will take FOREVER to sink.

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My son does well with them texas rigged, in Big Texan color. I don't believe he uses them as a trailer though. Mostly shallow water fishing timber, riprap, weeds, docks, and sea walls

I fish the same color the same way. Flip and pitch mainly. Yes it can be used as a trailer. skeet reese the designer does so I would say yes. I personally don't but you can. Pitching to cover with them has been the best producer for me. T rigged with a 1/4 Oz weight.

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I would put them on a texas rig and flip thru pads/grass/cane

use as heavy a weight that is needed to get it thru

straight shank hook

braid

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i have put them on jigs and texas rigged them and caught fish using both methods im sure a jig head would work also

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Pitching to cover with them has been the best producer for me. T rigged with a 1/4 Oz weight.

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All of the above PLUS... Good for C-Rig. Pinch off the middle 2 flappers and it's a fantastic jig trailer. I insert glass rattles into them and flip them with a 3/8oz weight 99% of the time though.

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I started to get the black/blue ones today but opted for some tubes. Kinda wish I had grabbed them instead. Right now, though, a couple of jigs and some trailers are first on my list.

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Caught my PB on a green pumpkin Pit Boss earlier this year - also caught my last bass of the season last year on one that was black/brown (don't know what they call it). If you are going to use 'em on a jig, I would suggest a small one (no more than a 1/4 oz) - I typically use 'em T-rigged with a 1/4 to 3/8 oz bullet weight depending on the water depth and the wind.

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All of the above PLUS... Good for C-Rig. Pinch off the middle 2 flappers and it's a fantastic jig trailer. I insert glass rattles into them and flip them with a 3/8oz weight 99% of the time though.

Pinch the middle tabs and they lose ALL action. It makes it a completely immobile appendage.

If you want a jig trailer, get the Pit Chunk. It's a slightly smaller package and it does work well.

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Pinch the middle tabs and they lose ALL action. It makes it a completely immobile appendage.

If you want a jig trailer, get the Pit Chunk. It's a slightly smaller package and it does work well.

WHAT!! i cant believe i havent seen the pit chunk! If these work as well as the original pit boss i will be in heaven. Although it will be hard to take off my paca craws or rage craws, i will certainly be trying these asap. Thanks Hooligan for pointing these out!

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Real good looking bait. I have thrown them a few times and they will get the job done! very good ptiching bait and if you wanna use it as a trailer id just suggest to trim it up a little

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All of the above PLUS... Good for C-Rig. Pinch off the middle 2 flappers and it's a fantastic jig trailer. I insert glass rattles into them and flip them with a 3/8oz weight 99% of the time though.

i just googled the c rig and cant seem to find a pic of it. all the images that are coming up look like a texas rig not unless they are very similar in rigging. could you post a link or picture of how to rig it this way. may try it on other baits as well.

also thanks for all the replys. helps me to continue to learn.

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i just googled the c rig and cant seem to find a pic of it. all the images that are coming up look like a texas rig not unless they are very similar in rigging. could you post a link or picture of how to rig it this way. may try it on other baits as well.

also thanks for all the replys. helps me to continue to learn.

By C-rig, he means carolina rig. It is like a texas rig but the weight is further down the line, which allows the bait to float up a bit from the bottom. Try googling "carolina rig" and you should see many pictures.

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Been using them in blk/blue and green pmpkn on my homemade jika rigs. Works very well near weedlines and in cover so far.

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i always use them as a trailer on my jigs when im flippin, and i really like them for C-rigging aswell.

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You may be surprised but one time when i was goffing around with my friends i tried the pit boss as a top water and i caught a 3 lber. It was wierd.

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