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2 minutes ago, Sharkicane said:

What rig is that?

 

Wacky Rig 😉

 

That's how I rig one

 

The swivel stops line twist & adds weight 

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1 minute ago, Catt said:

 

Wacky Rig 😉

 

The swivel stops line twist & adds weight 

About how long is that leader? I need to get some more terminal tackle I have swivels but only 3/0 hooks. :(

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When it's tuff, I throw a wacky rigged stick bait on a wacky jig head.

 

When it's really tuff, I throw a wacky rigged finesse worm on a wacky jig.

 

When it's really really.........really tuff. I tie on the heaviest tungsten sinker I own, peg it to the nose of the biggest, ugliest hunk of plastic I can find, and fish for single bites, in god awful places...............I might not get many bites, but they are usually good ones.

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2 hours ago, WRB said:

Surprised a quarry lake is opened to public use as the banks are usually very steep dropping off vertically. So you have clear deep water close to shore with little cover.

Quarry lake bass are often close the deep break edges and near where the road bed used by equipment working the pit.

I am not a fan of casting a drop shot rig and dragging it, slip shot rig is more effective for me. Just any finesse presentation will work using 5 lb to 8 lb line. Nail head worm wacky rigged would be good, Ned rig, slip shot, drop shot, darter jig, T-rig, Stick worms etc.

Tom

I’ve got the terminal tackle for a finesse c rig. Should I got with 1/4 or a 1/2 bullet weight? That’s what I got lol. I’m putting it on 8 lb flouro. 

1 hour ago, ww2farmer said:

When it's tuff, I throw a wacky rigged stick bait on a wacky jig head.

 

When it's really tuff, I throw a wacky rigged finesse worm on a wacky jig.

 

When it's really really.........really tuff. I tie on the heaviest tungsten sinker I own, peg it to the nose of the biggest, ugliest hunk of plastic I can find, and fish for single bites, in god awful places...............I might not get many bites, but they are usually good ones.

I plan on ordering some vmc wacky jig heads. So I’m looking forward to that.

1 hour ago, ww2farmer said:

When it's tuff, I throw a wacky rigged stick bait on a wacky jig head.

 

When it's really tuff, I throw a wacky rigged finesse worm on a wacky jig.

 

When it's really really.........really tuff. I tie on the heaviest tungsten sinker I own, peg it to the nose of the biggest, ugliest hunk of plastic I can find, and fish for single bites, in god awful places...............I might not get many bites, but they are usually good ones.

I plan on ordering some vmc wacky jig heads. So I’m looking forward to that. 

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I have a few approaches here:

 

Throw everything at em but the kitchen sink, and try to see what others are using and is working or just throw something different than what others are using.  

 

Also, go super early - early bird gets the worm, or early worm gets the fish?  My thought here is that the bass haven't wised up to all the lures thrown at em like they probably have by the end of the day vs the beginning.  

 

With clear water, go natural colors and finesse, but with heavy pressure, don't be shy to throw on something bright, big, and loud either - Chances are that others aren't trying stuff like that.  

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2 hours ago, Sharkicane said:

About how long is that leader? I need to get some more terminal tackle I have swivels but only 3/0 hooks. :(

 

The leader length has nothing to do with the swivel stopping line twist or added weight.

 

That picture is about a 12" leader & the hook is a 2/0

 

K.I.S.S.  😉

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 crappie lures 

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15 hours ago, Sharkicane said:

How exactly is a drop shot fished from the bank? I thought that was a boat technique . 🤗 

I'm a 100% shore guy, dropshot probably 80% of the time, and catch 90% of my fish that way.

 

I use a fairly long leader (30" or so and eyeball the hook into the midpoint.  The long length from hook to weight is because I'm dealing with both a) casting out from shore so the line will be at a 45 degree angle or so, and b) the natural incline of the lake topo.  So 15" between the hook and weight will actually only have the bait sit maybe 6-8" off the bottom.  From there you cast it out, barely twitch the rod, and let the bait sit.  I'll leave the bait in relatively the exact same spot for a minute or more at times, which is when I get a lot of (subtle) bites.

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Dropshotting a Zoom Shakey Head Worm with a 3/16 oz  weight

Ned Rigged Zman Tubez with a 1/16oz to 1/8oz Jighead

 

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So far I’ve only ever gotten bites around stuff like this and there is quite a bit of it along with limbs and stuff. I don’t see many large ones around this stuff mostly very tiny or small bass. Occasionally there are some around 12 inches long but it’s few and far between.

 

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@Catt @ww2farmer @WRB @NYWayfarer @Dorado @KY Bassin @ib_of_the_damned @Gundog @the reel ess  

 

Okay here is my list ill I’ll be ordering based of the recommendations from this topic. Please let me know if I left anything off or need to add/change anything

 

Zoom baby brush hog - green pumpkin, watermelon w/red flake

zoom super salty fluke - watermelon w/red flake (have several in green pumpkin already) 

zoom trick worm - watermelon w/ red flake, green pumpkin

GYCB - Fat ika - watermelon w/black flake

GYCB - Senko 5 inch - watermelon w/black flake (I have some in green pumpkin already) 

GYCB - 4inch - watermelon magic

YUM warning shot - green pumpkin

VMC weedless wacky rig - 1/8 and 1/16 oz has 1/0 hook. ( got these to cover all wacky requirements instead of getting these and wacky hooks on top of it)

Gama EWG 2/0 hook (already have some 3/0 I think these should let me Trig all the soft plastics) 

Gama Aaron Martens TWG drop shot hook size 1

bobber stoppers ( I have some 1/4 bullet weights already, figured I could use these with those for a drop shot rig instead of buying more weights)  

 

 

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1 minute ago, Sharkicane said:

Please let me know if I left anything off or need to add/change anything

 

A second job!  😉

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Lots of green, Robomworm 6" MMIII (purple)  and Oxblood red flake (cinnamon).

Tom

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2 hours ago, WRB said:

Lots of green, Robomworm 6" MMIII (purple)  and Oxblood red flake (cinnamon).

Tom

I will get those added. The 2 wacky rig jig heads i got I just got them in green as well. Is that to much green lol? would brown or black be a more versatile color for the jig head?

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Black is universal.

Tom

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On 5/14/2018 at 8:29 PM, Catt said:

Wacky.jpg

Oh - I'm trying this one ! 

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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@Sharkicane the list looks good to me. Good luck and I hope you catch a lot of bass. 

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On 5/16/2018 at 5:43 PM, Sharkicane said:

@Catt @ww2farmer @WRB @NYWayfarer @Dorado @KY Bassin @ib_of_the_damned @Gundog @the reel ess  

 

Okay here is my list ill I’ll be ordering based of the recommendations from this topic. Please let me know if I left anything off or need to add/change anything

 

Zoom baby brush hog - green pumpkin, watermelon w/red flake

zoom super salty fluke - watermelon w/red flake (have several in green pumpkin already) 

zoom trick worm - watermelon w/ red flake, green pumpkin

GYCB - Fat ika - watermelon w/black flake

GYCB - Senko 5 inch - watermelon w/black flake (I have some in green pumpkin already) 

GYCB - 4inch - watermelon magic

YUM warning shot - green pumpkin

VMC weedless wacky rig - 1/8 and 1/16 oz has 1/0 hook. ( got these to cover all wacky requirements instead of getting these and wacky hooks on top of it)

Gama EWG 2/0 hook (already have some 3/0 I think these should let me Trig all the soft plastics) 

Gama Aaron Martens TWG drop shot hook size 1

bobber stoppers ( I have some 1/4 bullet weights already, figured I could use these with those for a drop shot rig instead of buying more weights)  

 

 

For the Trick Worms, grab a bag of bubble gum color. No, make that several bags. I catch more on that color than the others combined and I have 5 colors. I just checked. But the two you mentioned are good. I also like limetreuse. You can always tell which colors work by going to WalMart in the spring and seeing what color they're out of. That's bubble gum.

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22 minutes ago, the reel ess said:

For the Trick Worms, grab a bag of bubble gum color. No, make that several bags. I catch more on that color than the others combined and I have 5 colors. I just checked. But the two you mentioned are good. I also like limetreuse. You can always tell which colors work by going to WalMart in the spring and seeing what color they're out of. That's bubble gum.

I will get some of those. If I Texas rig the trick worm would the 2/0 or 3/0 hook be better ? And do you add a bullet weight? 

 

I plan to wacky rig them as mentioned but I’ve read Texas rigging them works well to. 

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41 minutes ago, Sharkicane said:

I will get some of those. If I Texas rig the trick worm would the 2/0 or 3/0 hook be better ? And do you add a bullet weight? 

 

I plan to wacky rig them as mentioned but I’ve read Texas rigging them works well to. 

3/0 is the perfect size for these, T rigged. 2/0 is a better size for the smaller Zoom Finesse Worm. But you could probably get away with 2/0 for both. 

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T-Rigged Zoom U-tail and 4” Senko on a 1/8 oz. Keitech.

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