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Traditional Vs. Wacky...8:1 Results

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I was out last night fishing traditional sticks...another guy fishing wacky. Traditional rig outfished wacky 8:1.

Interesting results.

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One of the lakes I fish, wacky smokes Trig for numbers, but the Trig catches all the big fish.

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Yeah...it's weird. I didn't figure it would matter much.

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I've caught my biggest bass on wacky

rigs in the reservoirs I fish. Have had

plenty of success on the TRig, and caught

plenty of big bass on it, but wacky has

been more productive for me.

 

It is odd how that plays out.

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I fish them both ways, but prefer wacky most of the time. The biggest fish I have caught on wacky was a 6-10, the biggest I have caught on a Texas rigged stick was 6-10......go figure.

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Sometimes they want one more than other. I seem to catch more fish on wacky though, and bigger fish on the texas rig, as others have noted.

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I'm really very sorry if I sound like an azz but I don't see where are the interesting results, you were fishing with a sinker, he wasn't, the sinker emits noise when it knocks on the bottom, the wacky rig is silent, under the conditions you were fishing you made a much better choice of rigging method than him.

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I tend to use traditional over wacky but when fishing dropshot and flickshake rigs I use wacky style.

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I'm really very sorry if I sound like an azz but I don't see where are the interesting results, you were fishing with a sinker, he wasn't, the sinker emits noise when it knocks on the bottom, the wacky rig is silent, under the conditions you were fishing you made a much better choice of rigging method than him.

I never said I was using a sinker.

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The beauty of these baits, as with many soft plastics, is the many productive ways they can be presented.  I, for one, would never have thought to use a plastic with high salt content on a C-rig, but it is at times a better option than any of the others.  I would venture to say that on your next outing the results may be just the opposite. BTW chelboed, you implied that a sinker was used when you said traditional rigging. A Texas rig is the traditional plastic worm rig to most anglers.

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Oh...I thought the traditional rigging for a Senko was considered to be weightless.

my mistake, hehehe.

Results could very well flip next time...true, true.

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I use t-rig most of the time.  If t-rig is not working then I will rig a worm wacky style.  Usually one of the two works.

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I'm probably in the minority but I fish thsticks both ways but I use a weightless Texas rig 90% of the time. The reason is I do better with a weightless Texas rig and miss fewer fish. I get more action on the wacky rig but that is only because the bluegill seem to like that, they will nip a little at the Texas rig but they really go to town on a wacky rigged worm to the point I don't use it much.

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Wacky is just that: Wacky. Sometimes it's just the ticket, sometimes not. I have yet to catch one with a stick worm rigged conventionally. Not one. But I've mopped up with the Wacky a couple times. I only started using either this spring, so that experiment's not scientific yet.

 

I want to give the chicken rig a try soon. It looks like a winner anywhere they haven't seen it yet. But it'll have to be a place where I know they're shallow.

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I will start with the wacky due to its catch ability, then go to the T rig when the wacky starts to fail. No weight on either rig, I prefer the Trig when it prevails because of its cast ability. I also like the MOJO rig when I'm done with the other two rigs. 

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Neither catches more than another overall. Having a hook in the middle vs Texas rigged causes the bait to have a different action. It depends on the fish, not the hook, do they want a subtle side to side wobble or a fast up and down flutter. In your instance they wanted subtle. IMO lol

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