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Hey guys, I’m sure this has been covered before, but I’m at work and on my phone so time is limited for me to do a search. I bank fish exclusively. I have no boat. Whenever I go to the different ponds I fish at, I’ll take a few rods with different things tied on. I try not to go overboard, but I’ll normally take 3-4 rods with me at a time. Sometimes I’ll have two rods set up with one being a jig, and another being a Texas rig. My question is, is it even worth it to take both of those rigs, being that both are bottom contact baits? Sometimes it seems to me like if they would want one, especially fishing close to the bank, they would just go after the other as well. Enlighten me? Thanks. 

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I use both on similar rods.  How long does it take to cut one off and tie on the other?

 

I guess what I'm suggesting is that you may be asking the wrong question.

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Just now, Choporoz said:

I guess what I'm suggesting is that you may be asking the wrong question.

Exactly.  Bring a jig and worm rod, and let the fish tell which to tie on.

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1 hour ago, Mccallister25 said:

My question is, is it even worth it to take both of those rigs, being that both are bottom contact baits?

Yes.

 

For example ..... assuming fish are present.

  • bass can and will show a preference to a skirted jig and creature vs. a t-rigged worm and vice-versa
  • both being fished in the same manner and as bottom contact baits
  • they may not like either option above

Thus, multiple options is a good thing at times.

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I do not take multiple rods for jigs and worms . I just change lures . 

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I always have a rod with a Texas rig tied on and one with a jig. It's been many times when the bass preferred one over the other.

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Bank stomping, one rod should do nicely. Change lures, less stuff to carry is better IMHO.

FM

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6 hours ago, Fishingmickey said:

Bank stomping, one rod should do nicely. Change lures, less stuff to carry is better IMHO.

FM

Agreed as those lures work the same but they will prefer one over the other.

 

Allen

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I bring 3 rods with me to the bank everytime but leave 2 in the truckr. I'll try topwater for 45min and usually strike out. Then I'll grab the all purpose with a tiny tackle box that holds a couple ewg hooks, whacky hooks, and a couple jigs. I'll tie on whatever I want. The 3rd rod is the swimbait and it has yet to make it out of the truck. 

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If I'm on a boat I would use two different rods for jigs and texas rigged stuff but on the bank I would use just one rod.   I prefer a MH Fast rod that is under 7'.   I like to travel as light as possible when I'm on the bank.

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I disagree with some of you... I use a lighter tipped rod for plastic as opposed to jigs. Reason being, is that no matter how light the jig is, it will be theory require a firmer hookset than the t-rigged plastic. I wouldn't fish a t-rig senko on my MH stiff tipped rod any more than I'd toss a jig on my lighter tipped topwater/t-rig rod. Not to mention the weight differences means both rods would have issues tossing the other rig.

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I usually prefer a jig for bank fishing because of the fact I can fish it along the bottom, or I can swim it anywhere in the water column. I know it can be done with a T-rig as well, but I don't have near the confidence in it that I do with a jig. 

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7 hours ago, FishDewd said:

I disagree with some of you... I use a lighter tipped rod for plastic as opposed to jigs. Reason being, is that no matter how light the jig is, it will be theory require a firmer hookset than the t-rigged plastic. I wouldn't fish a t-rig senko on my MH stiff tipped rod any more than I'd toss a jig on my lighter tipped topwater/t-rig rod. Not to mention the weight differences means both rods would have issues tossing the other rig.

 

My jig rod & my worm rod are identical, both have the same reel attached, both spooled with the same line.

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I use the same rod for both those baits. You'll get more bites on the worm. But the jig bites will average better in size unless you're using monster sized worms. This might help determine which one to start with. If I was trying to cull the dinks in favor of size, I'd start with the jig. On the other hand, if you have one hour to fish a 6-8" worm will probably fit the bill. I have gone all day without a jig bite. Be careful about the drag. If you're fishing a jig you can tighten down the drag. With a worm, usually the hook is lighter wire and will bend more easily. It has cost me a fish before.

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6 hours ago, Catt said:

 

My jig rod & my worm rod are identical, both have the same reel attached, both spooled with the same line.

I'm sure its possible if I had more ideal equipment.

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17 minutes ago, FishDewd said:

I'm sure its possible if I had more ideal equipment.

You can worm fish with a Light Weight Rod all the way up to an Extra Heavy Rod ... just depends on what worm, what weight, what hook, what line, what structure, what cover etc.

 

Not everyone thinks the same when we say "Worm Fishing".

 

No Wrong Way Just Better Ways ..... ;)

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Just now, mattkenzer said:

You can worm fish with a Light Weight Rod all the way up to an Extra Heavy Rod ... just depends on what worm, what weight, what hook, what line, what structure, what cover etc.

 

Not everyone thinks the same when we say "Worm Fishing".

 

No Wrong Way Just Better Ways ..... ;)

Well I'm not good with worms in general tbh lol. I can toss them on lighter gear but I have issues casting them on heavier rods. Good for pitching and flipping though.

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3 minutes ago, FishDewd said:

Well I'm not good with worms in general tbh lol. I can toss them on lighter gear but I have issues casting them on heavier rods. Good for pitching and flipping though.

I understand ..... some people can drop a ring worm in a bathtub and set the hook yet others cannot.

As many have stated in the past, use what technique(s) give you confidence but don't forgot to work on the others. You may need to draw from the "new" techniques on occasion.

 

When it comes to casting, is all about balance.

 

When its comes to fishing, enjoy ...... :thumbsup1:

 

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8 hours ago, Catt said:

 

My jig rod & my worm rod are identical, both have the same reel attached, both spooled with the same line.

this.........

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1 hour ago, mattkenzer said:

I understand ..... some people can drop a ring worm in a bathtub and set the hook yet others cannot.

As many have stated in the past, use what technique(s) give you confidence but don't forgot to work on the others. You may need to draw from the "new" techniques on occasion.

 

When it comes to casting, is all about balance.

 

When its comes to fishing, enjoy ...... :thumbsup1:

 

Think its my reels mostly. I don't have two that match. One is more suited for heavy catfish rigs (abu c4) while the other does best with moderate to heavier bass rigs (kastling royale legend). They both like to backlash with the light stuff even with the brakes and whatnot turned up. I've been looking at fuego cts and such. Got to play with one recently. For the cost I think I could use it to replace the abu when tossing light stuff for bass.

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4 hours ago, FishDewd said:

I'm sure its possible if I had more ideal equipment.

 

Both rods are Shimano Crucials; CRC-X610MHXF, reels Shimano Calcuttas, spooled with Berkley Big Game 15# mean green.

 

The worm rod is used for weightless Texas Rigs & weights up to 1/2 oz.

 

The jig rod is for jigs 1/8 oz up to 1/2 oz jigs.

 

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I use a MH/fast for both.  I prefer a jig and only use the t-rig if it's difficult to get a jig through whatever I'm fishing.

I also tend to catch bigger bass with a jig. 

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When I bank fish , I like to travel light. No more than 2 rods and a small tacklebox. I use the same rod for worms and jigs.Through most of the summer,worms are what I use most. Fall until ice over jigs are better for me

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