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What Size Weights Do Yall Like For A T-Rig?

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I wanna here yalls opinion my range from 3/16 to 3/8

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I'll go as light as I possibly can. I fish pretty shallow waters >8 or less so I usually will go with 1/8 or 1/4. Your range seems fine.

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It depends on the depth, cover, and worm size but normal worms in the 6" to 8" in moderate cover in 2' to 5' I usually opt for a 1/8oz or 3/16oz but if I'm on a deeper weed line in 10' to 15' or if I'm using larger worms then 1/4oz to 3/8oz, I only use 1/2 oz bullet weights on 12" worms which is very seldom. So I guess my normal range is the same 1/8oz to 3/8oz.

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I'll go as light as I possibly can. I fish pretty shallow waters >8 or less so I usually will go with 1/8 or 1/4. Your range seems fine.

 

I agree with this. Fish the lightest you can get away with. Since the majority of my fishing will be considered shallow. The weights that i use really depend on the the amount of wind present. I will throw anywhere from 1/32-1/4 max for t-rig fishing. I will go a little heavier for jigs. 

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1" paneling nails - 1.5 oz punch weights!

3-16 - 1/4 oz 75%. ;)

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Lakes, generally 1/4 oz. On rivers, 1/2 oz.

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I use mostly 5/16th oz weights, but will drop down to a 1/16th or go up to a 1.5 depending on the cover.

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The rule of thumb with worm weights, traditionally has been to use the lightest weight you can get away with.  In olden times, that rule had as much to do with size of the weights as it did with the weight of them.  Some of the 1/2 oz tungsten are smaller than the 1/4 oz lead ones used to be.  So throw that rule out.

 

Choose your weight based on what you want to accomplish.  For example, should you want to flutter your lure down next to a bush, you might choose a lighter weight than if your goal was to fish the root wad as the base of the bush.  You could do that with a lighter weight, but just have to wait longer while your lure dropped into position.

 

Fishing jika rigs, I seldom go lighter than half ounce.  I think that the chances of me getting bit on the drop is less than the chances of me getting bit when I've put the lure where I want it quicker. i.e. in this case on the bottom asap.

 

So, experimentation is in order, take a couple of seasons before you make up your mind.  If your are fishing from the back of the boat, you might want to go a little heavier than if your were driving, to allow for your lure to get into the position you want it in before your boater moves the boat on you.

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I usually use 3/8 oz on my t-rigs. the extra weight just makes casting and pitching easier for me, without worrying about backlashes. 

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Unless your punching mats, use the lightest weight you can get away with for the conditions. In Florida I'm using 1/32 & 1/16 most of the time. The reason is our lakes are very shallow, and I want a slow fall, and I use a lot of 4" baits that don't require a heavier weight. Experiment and figure out what is best for you, and your conditions. I always take an assortment of different weights just incase the wind starts howling.

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I'm another who believes in as light of a weight as possible. I usually use a 1/4 ounce weight most of the time, but I'll use a 1/8 ounce weight with finesse texas rigs on spinning gear a lot. I only use a 3/8 ounce or heavier weight in heavy wind or in deeper water. The only time you need really heavy weights IMO is punching through heavy vegetation.

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Typically I use 1/4oz if I'm fishing more open water, 3/8oz if I'm needing to get through heavier cover/weeds. 

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