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Riverine Lakes - Technique And Tackle Used

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I fish Lake Lillinonah and Zoar in Connecticut a lot. They are housatonic river impoundments. Lilly is known for having some nasty cover along its shores. Rocks, chunk-rock, storm-blown brush and lay downs carried from up-lake/river, Pretty gnarly stuff has accumulated down on the bottom over the years. The fish are down there but what should I throw? I get snagged way too much when throwing jigs, shakeyheads, tubes. Do I just have to take my lumps and lose a ton of baits fishing this heavy cover?

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All soft plastics can be rigged weedless.

 

 

 

 

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I rig those baits weedless (except the jig) - still lose a ton.

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Swim jig, Fluke and Hollow Belly might work better.

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The issue with snagging is usually the weight, lighter is better. Another factor is keeping the worm or jig moving and not settling down into the snags. Shape, the tubular mojo style weights with wire walkers are very good in the rocks fished finesse slip shot rigged. The simple 1/8 oz round head jig with wire weed guard works good with soft plastics; worms, creatures, grubs or tubes.

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The issue with snagging is usually the weight, lighter is better. Another factor is keeping the worm or jig moving and not settling down into the snags. Shape, the tubular mojo style weights with wire walkers are very good in the rocks fished finesse slip shot rigged. The simple 1/8 oz round head jig with wire weed guard works good with soft plastics; worms, creatures, grubs or tubes.

Tom

Thanks, Tom. I'm going to go lighter. The cyclinder style weights you're talking about.... Are you talking about rigging a soft plastic on a mojo rig except less of the leader? Not sure what you mean by wire walkers ? Again, I appreciate your feedback

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