Jump to content

A-rig question.


Kirtley Howe
Go to solution Solved by king fisher,

Recommended Posts

I have read that A0-Rigs are primarily a cold water bait. Do any of you throw them during the summer months, and if so, what have your results been?

4 minutes ago, Kirtley Howe said:

I have read that A0-Rigs are primarily a cold water bait. Do any of you throw them during the summer months, and if so, what have your results been?

That should be A-Rigs........

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Solution

     The first time I used an A rig was in late May with a surface temp. of 78 degrees.  I was fishing a ledge that dropped off from a four foot deep flat to 12 feet, then dropped off again to 22 feet.  I had caught a couple nice bass in the morning on the flat with a square bill.  As the sun came up the bass mover to the first drop.  Deep cranks worked for a couple then the bite stopped.  I switched to a skinny dipper, on a 3/8 oz jig head.  Landed two more in the 6 pound range.

         I had recently bought an A Rig and decided if they like one swimbait, maybe they would like 5.  First cast I nearly got my arm ripped off.  Every bait on the rig got hit.  I landed two 6 pound bass, and had to replace all five Skinny Dippers.  The next cast I landed an 8 pound bass, and had a bigger one, get off while trying to land the double.  Later that summer I had to get my shoulder operated on, and I like to put the blame on the A Rig.  

        I don't fish an A Rig as much as I should because I mostly fish around cover and am scared to snag such an expensive rig and loose it.   Also I hate to cast one, and prefer other lures.

        I have never used an A Rig in colder weather, because where I fish it doesn't get cold, but I assure you they work in the summer here.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks. That encourages me to try one this summer. I just bought a cheap 5 arm with willow leaf  blades. The reason I bought a cheap one is to try it out before I commit to a quality one. Plus, it is much lighter than most of the ones I have seen advertised, so it should be easier for me to throw. Time will tell.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Its a cold water suspended fish deal for the most part. Personally, once the water temp gets much above 50 degrees I put it down.

That's not to say they may still bite it but I'm tired of throwing it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, ironbjorn said:

Far as I know bass hit balls of bait year in the summer 

Fish position differently and they seem more willing to chase a smaller bait in warm water.

In the spring you can catch them on a 2.8 Keitech on the same points you caught them on the A Rig in the winter.

It's like throwing a Buzzbait in the winter..aint gonna happen, at least around here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.



  • Outboard Engine

    Outboard Engine

    fishing forum

    fishing forum

    fishing tackle

    fishing

    fishing

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.