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Floating Baits For C-Rig

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Recently bought a bunch of Elaztech baits to use here in South East Texas in the winter. Yesterday was the perfect day to try them out. Fish suspended 3-4 feet of the bottom in 18-22 feet of water. Relating to shad schools but not really under them or in them.

After 20 minutes with one missed bite, I switched to a Z man creatures, basically a floating brush hog. First cast was a 3.5. Caught another smaller fish on that bait. Next up was a Strike King Z Too floating fluke. Same result except this first cast resulted in a 4.5. At this point my buddy went Elaztech as well. We caught 12 bass draggin a C Rig and 11 came on floating baits. He caught 4 on a strike king Elaztech trick worm. The Z man saw tails also caught fish.

I dont know how many guys out there are using floating baits on a C Rig, but Ill be ordering more Elaztech baits today.

I was fishing 30 lb braid to 12 lb flouro with a 1/2 oz tungsten weight and force bead above the swivel. 2/0 gamakatsu ewg hook on the bussiness end.

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Try the Rage Tail Shrimp.  Trust me...

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Years ago I used a brush hog type bait with a foam ear plug inside it. Caught fish on that bait for a year like crazy. AS it would keep the bait about 2ft off bottom. And then for some reason just stopped fishing it. Also used to put a piece of Alka Seltzer inside the hollow bait. That worked some but not like I thought.

Pete

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I like the Zman FattyZ and Zinker on a Crig. Going to try their Flappin CrawZ and Palmetto Bug on one this year also. 

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Float it - their website seems to be down at the moment - but their video on youTube is up  just search Float it worm

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My most effective C-rig bait is the Rage Tail Eeliminator.

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Sometimes the floating baits are the ticket, sometimes they won touch them if they are hugging the bottom. When the fish are 2 -3 ft off the bottom Id prefer a drop shot to keep my bait horizontal in the water, not straight up and down with the nose sticking down. But they can both work

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I have fished a small crankbait on a C- rig in deep water off of weedlines and over rock piles.I started fishing the Rapala floating # 7 silver and black.And then I fished Wiggle warts,any small crank. It can be a killer!

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I have fished a small crankbait on a C- rig in deep water off of weedlines and over rock piles.I started fishing the Rapala floating # 7 silver and black.And then I fished Wiggle warts,any small crank. It can be a killer!

I've been doing this for years. Started out as a walleye presentation for me and I continued to use it on the 'southern' lakes here in IL

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Years ago I used a brush hog type bait with a foam ear plug inside it. Caught fish on that bait for a year like crazy. AS it would keep the bait about 2ft off bottom. And then for some reason just stopped fishing it. Also used to put a piece of Alka Seltzer inside the hollow bait. That worked some but not like I thought.

Pete

 

I did something similar. I have had good luck here with a berkley kicker frog. so when I put it on a C-rig I hollow out a spot for a lindy snell float. Drag it, hop it, and even a constant retrieve.

 

Every cast was a bite. some just happened to be pikes.

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I did something similar. I have had good luck here with a berkley kicker frog. so when I put it on a C-rig I hollow out a spot for a lindy snell float. Drag it, hop it, and even a constant retrieve.

 

Every cast was a bite. some just happened to be pikes.

Back around 1989 we were using a scumfrog that way. It worked, but was hard to set the hook on. But it did work great and more then a few people laughed about me fishing one like that.

Pete

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