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Anyone have any favorite jigs for hydrilla? In the summer I catch most of my fish on a Texas rigged worm or ripping a lipless crankbait here at my home lake. It has pretty thick hydrilla in most of the lake. I seem to kind of be in a rut right now, not catching anything. I know they’re hanging out around the hydrilla mats because I can see them. Suggestions? 

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6th Sense Divine swimjig.........

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Siebert Outdoors is having another sale right now, check out Mike's selection.

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Terry Oldham's Eye-Max Jig is the most effective grass jig made, followed closely by Siebert's Grass N Swim jig.

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If you’re seeing the fish, you don’t need to get into the weeds to catch them.

For targeting the tops of hydrilla, a light shakey head and floating worm is the ticket. You don’t want the combination of jig and worm to bury into the vegetation, just sit on top.  Gently raising your rod tip and letting it fall with some tension on the line will keep it on top.  

 

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@papajoe222 is exactly correct 😉

 

There are two ways to fish grass, on top of it or under it

 

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@papajoe222 @Catt thanks! How light of a shakey head do you recommend? I’m kind of new to everything so any recommendations or tips, throw them my way! 

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I like a 1/8 ounce jig until I get the feel of the vegetation. If the hydrilla isn’t too thick an 1/8 ounce should pull through the surface pretty easy. 

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My favorite method is burning a spinnerbait parallel down the edge of the grass.

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11 hours ago, Dbchristian32 said:

How light of a shakey head do you recommend? I’m kind of new to everything so any recommendations or tips, throw them my way! 

It depends on how buoyant your worm/trailer is.  3/16oz with a 6in floating worm is a good starting point. You’ll know right away if it’s too heavy. If you go lighter you can hop it off the tops similar to freeing a lipless crank, but the one I originally mentioned works the majority of times for me.

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I'm with Catt. Use an Oldham's jig with a Gene Larew Salt Craw trailer. Been using this set-up for 20+ years and see no need to change.

 

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On 11/24/2018 at 12:46 PM, Dbchristian32 said:

@papajoe222 @Catt thanks! How light of a shakey head do you recommend? I’m kind of new to everything so any recommendations or tips, throw them my way! 

For playing around the tops with weighted rigging, I will generally use one of four methods:

- 1/16 Slider Spider Head

- 1/16 Owner Ultrahead Finesse

- 1/16 Mojo style cylinder weight

- Split shot rig

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