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Wobble head?? Shaky head??

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So when I was a kid I liked to fish but didn't know squat about different techniques or methods and all that. Mostly just threw rooster tails, little spinners and the like. I was at bass pro one day when I seen an advertisement for wobble heads. They looked cool so I bought some along with a package of worms the right length. The neighbors pond I tried it out on produced good results,  catching me fish bigger than I was used to. It quickly became one of my favorites. Those wobble heads are long gone now and I don't really hear much about them. I mostly hear about shaky heads, which look quite a bit different than what I used. So my question are: 

1. Are shaky heads the equivalent to wobble heads?

2. Do any of yall use wobble heads? 

3. If you do use them what's your thoughts on them and how do you like to use them? 

 

These are what the wobble heads I used look like. 

 

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18 minutes ago, Fishin' Fool said:

I'm still trying to figure out if this is an April Fools post or not!

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 If it is he is 2  days late and 2 dollars short :lol:

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Not the same thing at all. Wobble heads as you pictured are kind of similar in action to a scrounger head, except pretty much always fished with a straight tail worm. They seem to be a regional thing though. The company is out of Louisiana, and I can tell you that when Jacob Wheeler was down there at Cross Lake for the All-American (2011), he quickly found out how popular they are in the area. Lot of guys throwing them, and he did too during pre-fishing to check them out. Seems like they would do best in sparse but expansive cover. On Cross Lake, that was cypress fields and pads, but I could also see patchy submerged veggies being another good area. Really any place you might fish the old Johnson Silver Minnow. There are other "wobble heads" now if you do a search that are a bit more hybrid and closer to a shaky, more like a biffle head molded to vibrate like a scrounger.

 

-T9

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Okay so obviously some if yall think I'm smoking dope or something but I promise you bass pro sold those at one time. They had one of those screens set up at the end of an isle that showed guys catching fish on them and they told how they worked. I found a video of them. I was just wondering if anyone else has ever used them. I used them them when I was like 12 but haven't really seen them since then. I'm not saying they are the best or whatever, just was wondering. 

 

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1 minute ago, Bassin' Brad said:

Okay so obviously some if yall think I'm smoking dope or something but I promise you bass pro sold those at one time. They had one of those screens set up at the end of an isle that showed guys catching fish on them and they told how they worked. I found a video of them. I was just wondering if anyone else has ever used them. I used them them when I was like 12 but haven't really seen them since then. I'm not saying they are the best or whatever, just was wondering. 

 

 

Brad not picking on you at all just wasn't sure of your reference of wobble heads. Mr. Team9 did a great job with the local education. 

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I used to have some Wobblehead spoons. They worked pretty decent, kind of a finesse Silver Minnow spoon in action and flash. I'd bet my dad still has some because I remember him fishing them quite a bit when I was a kid.

As stated, very different from a shakyhead or what is frequently referred to as a wobblehead nowadays. 

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Those old school wobble heads are good baits in certain situations.  Here in Missouri where I live, one of those certain situations is early season emergent vegetation, similar to where you might throw a lipless crank, but the bass seem to want something with a little more side to side action and a little slower.

 

The rubber band week guard pictures is a good touch, and when you find the right size rubber bands works great.   Trick worms or similar imitations work good as the trailer bait. The YUM Fork Tail Dinger, which has earned a place in many bargain bins around where I live, works OK on this presentation, and at 50 cents to buck a bag the price is right.

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Hang a fluke off the back of one of those and I'd bet it'd get bit. A lot.

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