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Action of a weightless slug-go

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I've never thrown a Slug-go.I've heard they are dynamite in the right conditions.Can these be fished like a Senko,meaning t-rigged or Wacky rigged?

What kind of action do these have when fished weightless t rigged? Do they shimmy and wag their tail on the fall like a Senko? Or do they just nose dive? I fish my Senkos t rigged weightless by letting it fall on a slack line and when it hits bottom I "rip it up" with a strong jerk and let it fall again.

What's a good presentation for a sluggo?

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The Slug-O is literally the Senko of the 80s.  I knew guys that ONLY used this bait. Its a precursor to the fluke baits, and really is the reason we have wide gap hooks. Its a jerkbait, plain and simple. Cast it out, and twitch with a slack line.

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Sluggos fall into the "fluke" category, to be fished on a weightless Texas rig, walk the dog style, with frequent pauses to let the bait glide down.

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I fished the crap out of Sluggos back when they were popular.  Even bought a mold so I could make my own.  Fished them on a 6'MH Berkley Series One rod....best Sluggo rod I ever saw.  I could literally make them leap out of the water like shad.  Several leaps, then kill it.  Those LM would absolutely try to obliterate them.  I still have a box of them in the boat, along with some Mann's Shadows.  I really should dig them out and fish them again...

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Sluggo's are one of the great, forgotten baits.

I've heard a lot say that they don't work; can't catch a cold with a Sluggo.

Not true. You really need to fish them slow. They do not have the weight, or the sink rate of a Senko.

They do have a very nice glide, when worked slowly, that the Senko can't match.

Don't jerk it. Don't twitch it. Think "glide", and pull it instead. Pull it slowly for short distances, and let it settle. When you think you're fishing it slow enough, go slower.

If the slow pace of fishing a Senko bothers you, then don't even think about throwing a Sluggo.

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Sluggo's are one of the great, forgotten baits.

I've heard a lot say that they don't work; can't catch a cold with a Sluggo.

Not true. You really need to fish them slow. They do not have the weight, or the sink rate of a Senko.

They do have a very nice glide, when worked slowly, that the Senko can't match.

Don't jerk it. Don't twitch it. Think "glide", and pull it instead. Pull it slowly for short distances, and let it settle. When you think you're fishing it slow enough, go slower.

If the slow pace of fishing a Senko bothers you, then don't even think about throwing a Sluggo.

Good advice. Hook placement when rigging must be in or very near the center of the bait for best gliding, and the slightest movement of your line equates to large bait movement. This bait can be deadly...........Al

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I rig them so they are slightly banana shaped and they are the best topwater walk the dog bait I throw in cover. If a fish misses, you already have your follow up bait on- Just let it sink a bit and twitch it. Hold on.

Rigged Texposed, they are an awesome jerk bait as all have said. I'm glad they are a "forgotten bait".

Just bought a bunch at Dick's on clearance.

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I still use slugos from time to time.  It has a similar action to a fluke with a smaller slimer profile.  These are great baits that can be skipped under dock and overhands.  They do a good job when fished on a carolina rig and popped over structure.  They even work good on a shaky head (but think winter time) They are stiffer than a typical shaky head finesse worm so they do not have as much erratic tail and body movement.  They work really good with a quick action and with a slower dead sticked retrieve.  When the fish stop hitting the fluke as aggressive as they usually do, try a slugo before switching to a slower bait.  The slimmer silohette may be the ticket!

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The Slug-Go was what I caught my first big (probably 5lbs)bass on when I was a kid. Been hooked on bass fishing ever since. I haven't fished one in a long time, though, but they are great. Just like a fluke pretty much.

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I have a ton of sluggos and fish them all the time. baby sluggos are great for drop-shotting.

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Pro Terry Baksay out of Connecticut used to fish them heavily. He said the same thing .ghoti said, just when you think you are fishing slow enough, fish slower.

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