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Depends on the trailer, and bulk of it, and thickness of the cover.  I most often fish milfoil with a 1/2 oz. or 3/4 oz. jig, though.

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How thick is it and what is the depth?

Guy who won the Bassmaster Oneida tourney a couple seasons ago was flipping an ounce or ounce and a half jig.

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Its also going to depend on which Milfoil...EU or domestic, LOL.  I can see 1+ oz. on Oneida.  Some spots are real thick there.  Closer to home, at the City Dump, you seldom need more than 3/8 oz.

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Its also going to depend on which Milfoil...EU or domestic, LOL. I can see 1+ oz. on Oneida. Some spots are real thick there. Closer to home, at the City Dump, you seldom need more than 3/8 oz.

Often times it's not about the weight needed to punch through, but the ROF.

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Yep, we can go on about that too, didn't want to confuse the issue.  Sounds like he just wants to go to the store, and pick out some jigs.

Rate of Fall (ROF) can be tweaked with weight of the jig, or trailer profile.  Even the skirt can have an effect.  I think the success of the heavier finesse jigs is due to maximum fall rate, not the thin, muddler skirt.

We can probably go on and on, and complicate/confuse, but I'll stand by 1/2 and 3/4 oz. weedless jigs (I use Outkast RT Jigs) in blue and black will be a good start.

Next question will be trailer.....easy black Zoom Super Chunk.  You'll catch fish.

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Ok well i have abunch of 3/8 oz jigs was wondering if i throw a trailer on it if i will be good to go in thick milfoil.

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If you want to punch it through with a slow rate of fall just use a 3/8 or even 1/4 and pitch it high into the air and let the momentum of it falling back down punch it through.

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Ok well i have abunch of 3/8 oz jigs was wondering if i throw a trailer on it if i will be good to go in thick milfoil.

Where are you talking about?  When?  If you mean nasty crap growing in Braddocks in July, then no.  If you mean a weed edge on something deeper, like I-bay, then sure.  Have a few sizes available.  Start light, and work your way up.  There's no one right answer here.

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Buy some bigger jigs. I use 3/4 and 1 ounce for the thick milfoil beds that I fish. Even if you pitch a 3/8th ounce up in the air to punch through with momentum, the accuracy of your flip or pitch will suffer.

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