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I am buying a package online for small river/stream smallmouth fishing.

 

Which size would you guys most recommend?

 

3 1/4” - 1/2oz.

or

3 5/8” - 3/4oz.

 

Thanks much!

 

 

 

 

  

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That's a good looking Goby imitator....of the 2 weight options in a stream like system....I would pick the smaller 1/2 oz, and if they had 1/4oz I would get those also. Good luck

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Thankyou J. Vincent!👍

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That's a nice looking jigging/swimbait. Good luck with it. Give us an report when you field test it. I'd also do the 1/2 oz. but would wish it came smaller also. I use something similar but they are called stone cats, they are productive.

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On March 16, 2019 at 8:04 AM, Otter17 said:

Thankyou J. Vincent!👍

Can you please post a picture of a Stone Cat?

where r they available?

cheers

rick

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Looks good, but probably no better than a tube.  Definitely more expensive....

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I did well on Joe Balog's Goby Replica on LSC.  They're no longer made and I lost my last one to a toothy critter a couple years ago up there.....  :mad1:

 

I haven't tried the LiveTarget one yet, I've got some and plan on giving them a shot this year when I go up to LSC.  

 

To the OP, I'd definitely go with the 1/2oz for small stream/river.  :thumbsup3: 

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Thankyou very much for that 1/2oz. Recommendation!

😊👍

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Go to Case Plastics and look up Mad Toms. Mad Toms and Stone Cats are the same to me. I believe I have some still from Gitzit also. Maybe not quite so realistic as your goby but productive.

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On 3/22/2019 at 9:19 PM, 18RangerZ520L said:

I did well on Joe Balog's Goby Replica on LSC.  They're no longer made and I lost my last one to a toothy critter a couple years ago up there.....  :mad1:

 

I haven't tried the LiveTarget one yet, I've got some and plan on giving them a shot this year when I go up to LSC.  

 

To the OP, I'd definitely go with the 1/2oz for small stream/river.  :thumbsup3: 

Toothy critters gotta eat too! Haha

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Ended up purchasing these Jewel Bait Sculpins off Tackle Warehouse. I actually like them more than the live Target goby’s. These look MUCH more like the color of the Sculpins in my river. I really look forward to scooting these past rocks!

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On 4/2/2019 at 1:27 AM, Otter17 said:

Ended up purchasing these Jewel Bait Sculpins off Tackle Warehouse. I actually like them more than the live Target goby’s. These look MUCH more like the color of the Sculpins in my river. I really look forward to scooting these past rocks!

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GREAT! Will probably be more productive and cheaper. 

 

Im not dissing LiveTarget, the tru to life thing is pretty cool in its own way but I’m not overly impressed. I really don’t think from my experience with tru to life baits that they work any better. Actually the opposite. 

 

My best example is with the Rapala tru life patterns. I’m a Rapala freak big time. When they first came out with the tru image on their crankbaits   I was dying to get my hands on the live image bluegill and pumpkinseed. One of my favorite river patterns then and now and always will be is the original bluegill. Those live image couldn’t hold a candle to the original. If anything it seems to work well in real clear water conditions to catch channel catfish. I had to have the live smallmouth bass in an SR07 and SR08 that is all they seem to produce is catties. 

 

This situation is how it has worked for me. I’m sure others have had flip side results. LiveTarget makes some very impressive stuff for sure. Their crankbait craw patterns look like a killer but I’m reluctant to pay what they want only to be dissatisfied. 

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