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I’m new to the whole Texas rig and was wondering if I can just fish it weightless. The places I fish arnt very deep anywhere from 2/3ft to 6ft. At what depth should I be using a weight? And what general weights should I get.

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If that were as deep as I ever fish I'd never use a sinker.

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I select weight based on rate of fall rather than depth. I throw anywhere from weightless to 3/4 ounce at the depths you listed. A good starting point is 1/4 or 3/16

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I fish shallow water marshes that run about the same depths.

 

I throw unweighted to Punch Rigs 

 

1/8 oz is hottest this year 😉

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I throw texas rigs weightless all the time but mostly with a senko.

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No written rules in fishing :). You can use weightless or as heavy as you want, it's all about what presentation you are going for.

 

Generally I use a 1/8 oz weight with light Texas rigged Zoom trick worms for a slower fall and a 1/4 oz weight with larger creature baits like brush hogs or pit boss's to keep bottom contact. If I was fishing deeper or in heavy current then I would go heavier. Senkos I always fish weightless. 

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A Texas rig worm or other soft plastic bait is my #1 through most of the year. I too fish them weightless on up to 3/4 oz with a flippin stick. Weightless, in the shallows can be an excellent way to fish.

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I start @ 1/8 oz than let the bass tell me how fast they want the fall,unless it's windy than I will start heavier.

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10 hours ago, Jonny15678 said:

I’m new to the whole Texas rig and was wondering if I can just fish it weightless. The places I fish arnt very deep anywhere from 2/3ft to 6ft. At what depth should I be using a weight? And what general weights should I get.

All the responses are good. You're going to have a lot of fun exploring/learning to use a "T-rig." You'll also have a lot of fun assembling/changing your terminal box as you get into other type rigs. Don't forget "Black Friday" sales are coming, be a good time to start your terminal box. 

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The fun thing about Texas rigging is it's modularity. There's really no right or wrong with it. I love to experiment with different aspects of the t rig, sometimes I'll change my weight up, sometimes I'll turn it into a FL rig and peg the weight, other times I'll let it slide freely. Sometimes I'll use a straight shank hook, other times an ewg. 

 

To get back on the topic, yes you can throw it weightless, but there's no harm in trying different weights either. This is my absolute favorite rig to fish, along with jigs.

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