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After using a Ned rig for the first time a couple weeks ago, I made a thread about the experience (http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/155892-uh-yep-the-ned-rig-is-awesome/).  However, even though it caught a 7lb catfish, I wondered if it was strictly a numbers lure, something that wouldn't catch big bass?  No problem if it was, I am a numbers fisherman, but the mantra of "Big Baits+Big Bass" was in my head.  It made sense that such a small lure wouldn't attract a larger fish.

 

So last Saturday morning I am out fishing, having already caught 3 bass in the 12" - 14" range on little Neddy, when this gal suddenly shows up near my boat.  She was kind of brutish, with a big mouth & she told me that the Ned rig will catch big bass no matter what I think.  I was a bit taken aback, but since she looked like she might win in a fight with me, I didn't argue with her.  I figured it best we just go our separate ways, but before we did, I snapped a few photos of her...

 

:)  She weighed 7-6 and I could have fit 6 dozen Ned rigs in her mouth...

 

 

 

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Great idea.  Thanks, Glenn.  Searching for three letter words is recipe for frustration, so this is a big help.

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Awesome idea. Thanks for this!

Bought a bunch of stuff the other day thanks to the video you posted.

Z-man must like you.:lol:

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Thank you, Glenn. The search box turns up 0 on the term "Ned Rig".

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I tried the ned rig from reading this post and wow does it work caught a bunch of bass and even a pike and the zman Trd held up to all the fish even the pike fished the whole day on one worm thanks for the info it's now my go to bait 

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I tried it earlier this spring and was disapointed with the results. Tried it again today on a whim and it crushed. Every cast felt like it resulted in a fish. Really glad I gave it another try. Now to find a way to snag less...

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Well I tried it today for the first time and knocked their lights out. Even crappie. Not that I was looking for a crappie but they got in on it also. I'm in on the ned!

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I threw a Ned Rig yesterday and caught largemouth, smallmouth, yellow perch, black crappie, northern pike, pickerel, a HUGE freshwater drum and even managed to somehow foul-hook a large catfish.  And it's all a blast if you're using light spinning tackle.

Tight lines,

Bob

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Whats everyones favorite TRD color? Have tried PB&J and the Green Pumpkin.. No complaints..

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Green pumpkin is the only one I have tied on, and at the rate I am crushing I don't see a reason why not.

I lost my last 1/10oz and had to use some 1/6. Snagged a little more, and had less strikes on the fall. But it still performed well. What sizes have you guys been using? Do the weedless heads help at all? Submerged wood has been tricky to say the least!

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3 hours ago, LastCastChris said:

Whats everyones favorite TRD color? Have tried PB&J and the Green Pumpkin.. No complaints..

I don't know if I have a favorite color (yet).  It seems like when I decide to fish the Ned Rig, I grab the first package of TRDs or ZinkerZ I lay my hands on, and use that color.  I have at least a half-dozen colors, and every one I've tried seems to work like crazy!

Tight lines,

Bob

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Get the weedless. I cant imagine not with all the wood I fish around. My only complaint is the small hooks WILL break off if you dig one into a log deep enough tho. 

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7 hours ago, FishHard247 said:

Get the weedless. I cant imagine not with all the wood I fish around. My only complaint is the small hooks WILL break off if you dig one into a log deep enough tho. 

I would use the weedless if they made them in 1/15 oz.  I like to use the two lightest 'Shroomz jigheads.

Tight lines,

Bob

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The green pumpkin/ orange colored trd looks killer...

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I have a lot of the colors and they all work. Just like anything else, sometimes color makes a huge difference, and sometimes they could care less. I wish they would make a TRD in Purple Haze because it's a killer color in a couple of our lakes. 

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16 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I have a lot of the colors and they all work. Just like anything else, sometimes color makes a huge difference, and sometimes they could care less. I wish they would make a TRD in Purple Haze because it's a killer color in a couple of our lakes. 

Got a gift card from my  work to Cabelas.. Seriously thinking about buying a bag of every color.... I destroyed smallmouth on the trd all day the other day... It was the first time i used my spinning rod/reel in a long time.. I loved it..

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Try it with the Hula Stickz. This past Saturday used them the first time, and caught a few on them.

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I've ordered the makings of some NED rigs.  I'm looking forward to trying them.

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 I picked up all the required tackle last weekend and this week the Ned Rig was given its trial run. I went fishing early going up my favorite banks , picked up a few fish using a square bill and havoc pit boss. But not really getting many bites. So I decided to give the Ned it's chance...

I turned the boat around and started back down the same banks. I just wanted to say first I was extremely skeptical, but on the 3rd cast... Fish on! And so on and so on all the way back. I could not believe how many fish I caught and what I had missed when I came the other way. I can't wait to get out and experiment more with it next weekend.

Great bait I am completely sold and thanks Bass Resource and forum members for all the information. 

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Who says the Ned Rig doesn't catch big fish? 

I've used it this year everywhere from the local electric motor only lake that tops out around 10 feet deep, to Lake Erie, and caught bass from 7 inches to just under 5 pounds (although, on average, most fish on it are probably 13-14 inches, need to be 12 to keep here in PA)

While theres nothing magical about it, and there will be times other lures will outfish it, it is definitely a potent tool, and something I'll almost always have a rod rigged up with, and will almost always make a pass with it over each spot. 

In addition, my tournament fishing strategy has changed, while I used to go after bigger fish early and then scramble to fill in my limit, now I try to get a limit as fast as possible to set the tone and get my confidence up, then I'll go out deeper or to thick cover for the kicker fish. But, even if I'm throwing big jigs, big worms, and deep cranks offshore, this can still be worth a few casts if the schools are finnicky. 

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Separate the elastics! I learned the hard way. They melt. Unlike plastics. 

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On 5/10/2015 at 8:27 PM, RSM789 said:

After using a Ned rig for the first time a couple weeks ago, I made a thread about the experience (http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/155892-uh-yep-the-ned-rig-is-awesome/).  However, even though it caught a 7lb catfish, I wondered if it was strictly a numbers lure, something that wouldn't catch big bass?  No problem if it was, I am a numbers fisherman, but the mantra of "Big Baits+Big Bass" was in my head.  It made sense that such a small lure wouldn't attract a larger fish.

 

So last Saturday morning I am out fishing, having already caught 3 bass in the 12" - 14" range on little Neddy, when this gal suddenly shows up near my boat.  She was kind of brutish, with a big mouth & she told me that the Ned rig will catch big bass no matter what I think.  I was a bit taken aback, but since she looked like she might win in a fight with me, I didn't argue with her.  I figured it best we just go our separate ways, but before we did, I snapped a few photos of her...

 

:)  She weighed 7-6 and I could have fit 6 dozen Ned rigs in her mouth...

 

 

 

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The Ned gets the "small fish" tag because it catches so many fish.  Most fish are small fish, so. . . BUT, it catches ALL fish, and it's a numbers game.  Now and then you'll catch the exceptional big fish.  There just are not many of them to be caught.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the links Glenn.  I think I'm going to try this one next.  Been fishing curly tail works wacky or texas because of warmer waters and I'm thinking of trying this guy.  I primarily bank fish so hopefully this rig will prove to be fruitful :)

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WOW!  That was fruitful!  I watched the video Glenn put together about this rig and got the Z-Man stuff to rig this up and gave it a go.  There's a pond I frequent that's been really  tough this summer.  So I went out early morning and tried out the ned rig for an hour and hooked up two (more than my usual in this pond, even when I texas rigged curly tails).  I had to go back in the evening and they just couldn't resist, I think this is my new confidence bait.  There were 3 other people fishing in the pond and they had been there longer than I had and hadn't caught anything, while I was just reeling them in.  This is the most I've caught in this pond since I started fishing 3 months ago.  I used a medium light spinning rod with 10lb test mono with a palomar knot.  I don't have a scale so I don't know how much they weighed.  Here are some pictures of some of the catch, what do you guys estimate they weighed?

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