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What weight would you say is a good all around t-rig and jig weight? I don't know what weights to use when? I have 1/4 oz, 3/8 oz, and 1/2 oz but I'm just clueless really when to use what weight... Any help is much appreciated!

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I fish six inch worms more than anything else and use mostly 3/16 and 1/4 ounce weights .

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1/4 oz is a good all around/starting point for a texas rig. 3/16 would also suffice. 

I use 1/2 jigs a lot and go up and down in weight depending on how the fish want the fall or the cover I'm fishing. 

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On a baitcaster I use a weight just heavy enough to effectively cast with. That's casting around sparse or no cover. Spinning reels I've gone as light as 1/16th. 

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another worm guy here. 3/16 oz bullet is my preference. but if the wind is up i'll go up to a 1/4 oz. i mostly use lighter line, 10 to 12 lb fluoro. i fish structure and cover, points, drop offs, humps, rocks, docks, brushpiles, lay-downs, and stumps. right now it's anywhere from 10' to 25' til the thermocline develops, which may be sooner than later the way it's heating up. try different weights til you find one that works for you. good luck.

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1/8, 3/16, 3/8 are the 3 I use. 3/16 is by far my favorite. I don't decide based on depth but on what is working.

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1/16 works really well with trick worm. I'll use it with other baits if the bite seems really bad. I think the slower fall rate helps when the fish are lethargic. 3/16 is my normal casting t-rig, but I use 3/8 a lot if I want to pitch and cast a t-rig. 

I switch to 1/8 if its too windy for 1/16, and switch to 1/4 if its too windy for 3/16. 1/2 is mostly just for pitching for me.  I don't really fish deep in Florida.

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Really depends on the rate of fall (ROF) the bass react to and weeds, wind, line, size of soft plastic, etc.

My personal preference is going as light as the conditions allow to maintain contact with the weight; jig or bullet.

T-rigged my go to combination for 6" to 8" worms is brass& glass painted bullet weight with 8 mm faceted bead, 3/0 or 4/0 #5103 hook, 3/16 or 1/4 oz weight using 10, 12 orc14 lb Sunline Super Sniper line. 9" to 13" start with 3/8 to 1/2 oz weight, 5/0 hook.

Jigs, start with 7/16 oz and go down to 3/8 or up to 5/8 oz most of the time, same line as T-rigs. If it's high wind will go up to 3/4 oz jigs.

All the above applies to deep rocky structure lakes with sparse weed cover. Heavy cover every goes up, line isize and weight.

Tom

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I'm a 3/8 kind of guy for both t-rigs and jigs.

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1/4 is what I use for t rigs a lot except for fishing weeds, then it's 1/2-1oz. Jigs I prefer 1/2oz. 

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6 hours ago, Bruce424 said:

On a baitcaster I use a weight just heavy enough to effectively cast with. That's casting around sparse or no cover. Spinning reels I've gone as light as 1/16th. 

1/16 oz. is my go-to for finesse worms and most plastics under 5" (except the Senko).  I have not used a weight over 1/8 oz. at all this season.

And I catch fish :D

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I start with 3/8 for jigs and t-rigs.  Depending on the conditions the weight will go up or down.  I have been fishing some very thick vegetation lately, and have been using 1/8 jigs, and 1/16 weights for the t-rigs.  Sometimes weightless if the wind isn't too bad.  I find that the smaller weights pull through the weeds much easier.

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1/4 for t rigs, and either that or 3/8s for jigs. 

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T Rig..3/8 and down to 1/8

Jig...1/2 or 3/8

 

Mike

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I consider two things for selecting weights

Rate of Fall & water depth

I fish a lot of shallow marshes (2-4' max); 1/64, 1/16, 1/8 are normal

For lakes like Toledo Bend I fish depths out to 30'; it's 3/16 or 1/4 on Texas rigs & 1/4, 3/8, or 1/2 for jigs

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