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I do well with a shakey head in deep water. Does anyone use these shallow? Long winter and I was thinking about this at work today.

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I'll use it is shill ow water depending on the cover. Most of the time my shallow fishing will be with a trig

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YES!!!! They work wonders shallow and deep.

Tight lines

Andrew

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Anywhere there's water with fish in it.

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haven't really tried it I am afraid the water I fish is too murky. I always believed this to be more of a sight technique please correct me if I'm wrong.

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haven't really tried it I am afraid the water I fish is too murky. I always believed this to be more of a sight technique please correct me if I'm wrong.

Redbug or junebug magnum finesse worm on a 1/8oz shakyhead is a staple for me on our lakes with stained to dirty water. Most of the fish I catch on it are in 5' or less of water too. 

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Redbug or junebug magnum finesse worm on a 1/8oz shakyhead is a staple for me on our lakes with stained to dirty water. Most of the fish I catch on it are in 5' or less of water too. 

 

Guess I'll have to check it out sometime this year. Always thought about it but never did because of the water clarity. What time of year is your preference to use this set-up? and do you concentrate on using it just in finess situations?

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Guess I'll have to check it out sometime this year. Always thought about it but never did because of the water clarity. What time of year is your preference to use this set-up? and do you concentrate on using it just in finess situations?

I use it a lot during the late fall through the early spring but it works year round. It's one of my go to baits on that particular lake because there are so many overhanging trees and it's much easier to skip. 

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I use it a lot during the late fall through the early spring but it works year round. It's one of my go to baits on that particular lake because there are so many overhanging trees and it's much easier to skip. 

 

Thanks, I will definately give it a look this year....after the Ice Thaws...uurrrgh!!!

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I have great luck with a shaky at very shallow to 30-40 ft deep.  Shaky heads just work.

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^ agreed.

Most of my shaky head fishing is around docks in less than 7' of water. The lake I fish it the most in is always stained/murky.

Black trick worm.

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I do with a fluke or Caffeine Shad on it instead of a worm.

 

My guess is that the bass may think it's a fingerling, just doing it's thing feeding off the bottom near the shoreline, and I've seen plenty of bass ambush fingerlings on the shoreline, so it seems to be pretty effective.

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I use a shakeyhead in shallow water. I have had success with it. For me the weed cover is the deciding factor in whether I use a t-rig or a shakeyhead.

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1 foot to 60 feet, great bait!

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Guess I'll have to check it out sometime this year. Always thought about it but never did because of the water clarity. What time of year is your preference to use this set-up? and do you concentrate on using it just in finess situations?

 

My favorite technique is drop shot and I have been amazed when I catch bass on a subtle action 3'' minnow drop shotting in pretty dirty water. I figured they wouldn't be able to key in on it but they certainly do. But I agree, low-action, low noise finesse is tough to have confidence in dirty water with but it certainly can be effective if you try it.

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I fish a Siebert Zenith shakeyhead( http://www.siebertoutdoors.com/Zenith-Shake-Head-436.htm) in nasty shoreline cover all the time. It simply works. I have tipped them with many things but a Zoom finesse worm and a R.I. Smallie beaver are my favorites.  

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Caught plenty throwing around and under boats and boat docks. Love fishing them shallow and deep.

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You could say that I'm back asswords, I started out fishing a shakey head on top of submerged weeds.  I would get a 1/16oz. jig and a floating worm to sit on top of the weeds and move it just enough to get that worm moving, but not so much that the jig would start working it's way down into the weeds. I found I could work it accross the tops of the weeds and let it fall when it reached the weed edge. I thought that this was their intended use as the only jigs marketed around here were the 1/16 and 1/8oz. ones.

I didn't begin using them deep until I was unable to find the stand-up style jig heads that I'd used for years to fish reapers along gravel and hard bottom structure. A 1/8oz. shakey head has replaced those jigs and a trick worm has replaced the reaper ever since.  Now I use them almost exclusively in different weights, with the exception of a Charlie Brewer Slider jig. 

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