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I was finally able to get out today and get a line wet after four weeks of on and off rain and cold fronts. Nice and calm and 67. Anyway, I was jacking a crank (T-rigged) and got a couple of weird looks from anglers on another boat. Does anyone else use this method? I was shown this method by a friend on Ikehara Lake in Japan several years ago and it works.

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A T-rigged crank??

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What is jacking? And how do you T-rig a crank bait?

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4 minutes ago, Scott F said:

What is jacking? And how do you T-rig a crank bait?

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Are you talking about removing hooks from a crankbaits, and replacing the rear hook with a single worm hook? Never heard of this either?

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I think it's adding a sliding bullet weight in front of the lure.

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54 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

A T-rigged crank??

 

48 minutes ago, Scott F said:

What is jacking? And how do you T-rig a crank bait?

 

44 minutes ago, Sam said:

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You peg a weight just in front of the split ring on the front of a crankbait. When you cast, you let the crank dive nose first to the bottom, when it comes in contact with the bottom the crank will actually twitch a little. After a few seconds, you quickly pull up on the rod and then allow the bait to dive again, reeling up slack as you go. I only caught a couple dinks today, but I've landed nice ones in the past using this method I was shown.

6 minutes ago, WRB said:

I think it's adding a sliding bullet weight in front of the lure.

Tom

I've never tried letting the weight slide freely, I was shown to peg the weight.

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3 minutes ago, Harold Scoggins said:

 

 

You peg a weight just in front of the split ring on the front of a crankbait. When you cast, you let the crank dive nose first to the bottom, when it comes in contact with the bottom the crank will actually twitch a little. After a few seconds, you quickly pull up on the rod and then allow the bait to dive again, reeling up slack as you go. I only caught a couple dinks today, but I've landed nice ones in the past using this method I was shown.

I can see that working . 

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2 minutes ago, scaleface said:

I can see that working . 

It actually does. This friend that showed me this told me that it was becoming a popular technique there at the time.

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I've heard of it being used for bedding fish with a heavy weight, never heard it called that though.

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9 minutes ago, Harold Scoggins said:

 

 

You peg a weight just in front of the split ring on the front of a crankbait. When you cast, you let the crank dive nose first to the bottom, when it comes in contact with the bottom the crank will actually twitch a little. After a few seconds, you quickly pull up on the rod and then allow the bait to dive again, reeling up slack as you go. I only caught a couple dinks today, but I've landed nice ones in the past using this method I was shown.

I've never tried letting the weight slide freely, I was shown to peg the weight.

Pegging the weight prevents the weight from killing a deep divers action, it's similar to C-rigging a crank bait, the leader allows the lure to wobble freely.

Tom

 

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4 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've heard of it being used for bedding fish with a heavy weight, never heard it called that though.

I guess that would work as well, I've only used it late summer and fall. I think that is what he called it, my Japanese is not that good.

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27 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've heard of it being used for bedding fish with a heavy weight, never heard it called that though.

That was called a Dukie rig using a heavy sliding weight and floating big crankbait in a bed, then yo yo up and down. Always considered a treble hook lure in a bed as equal to snagging the bass.

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I know when I was a kid we use to put a swivel up the line from a Original Rapala Floater and put a weight in front of the swivel just to get it down further. 

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6 hours ago, OCdockskipper said:

Please don't tell me you only fish retention ponds...

Ikehara Reservoir, one of the biggest retention ponds in Japan.:dance10:

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Anything goes in bass fishing.

 

New technique that we all need to try next year.

 

Thanks for sharing.

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What style of crank are you using? I’m really interested in trying this with my square bills at depths I can’t hit without a weight.

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Interesting.  I'll have to keep this in mind and try it some time.  

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11 hours ago, Gundog said:

I know when I was a kid we use to put a swivel up the line from a Original Rapala Floater and put a weight in front of the swivel just to get it down further. 

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I've done this as well.

I had some decent success as well fishing this along ledges they were suspending above.

Ledges were in 25 ft, bass were about 20 ft and we couldn't get them to bite cranking, throwing big worms or dropshotting.

 

I learned this from a guy that used to fish a carolina rig with a lazy ike attached to a long leader.

He would cast it out and then make long pulls when retrieving it.

Guy always ended up cashing a check and would get a couple walleye every now and then too.

 

However, I now fish a spoon or bladed jig when deep fish are suspended with better success.

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I've heard of using a heavy weight to keep the crankbait down on the bottom but never heard of t-rigging a crankbait.  Sounds very interesting.

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Found this on the web.

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2 hours ago, Gundog said:

Found this on the web.

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That's it! What did they call it?

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11 minutes ago, Harold Scoggins said:

That's it! What did they call it?

http://www.another site.com/news_article/3511/hyper-muscle-deep:-t-rig-cold-cranking

 

lol...I guess that site is verboten... google "hyper muscle deep t rig cold cranking" and google will take you there just the same

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