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for jig trailers is the question.

Since the water is getting cold I want your opinions please. Since plastics have come along way in recent years I feel that pork isnt worth the hassle.

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I think that the only way to know Gman which one is more lively is performing a cold water test placing one of each in a container with cold water, the one that after let 's say 30 min in bath is more lively would be my choice.

I can 't say anything about which one is more lively under such circumstances, water here doesn 't get cold enough to make much of a difference between both, but one thing is for shure, leave that pork trailer without some kind of protective moist pouch and 30 min later it will turn into a crispy crisp mass specially during the spring.

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Well, I may be a little out of the "norm" here but I always use the plastic trailers.............I never use the pork ones(Uncle Josh for example). I have done just fine on the plastic version and feel no need to switch.................Warm or Cold water...............

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Well, I may be a little out of the "norm" here but I always use the plastic trailers

Actually, after reading a bazillion posts on the subject, I think I'm the one who is out of the "norm" because I believe that pork out performs plastic and fish will hold onto it longer. Maybe I'm just hard headed, but I love pork, on the table or on the jig, it's the other white meat. JMHO

Ronnie

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Getting pork on a hook is okay, but getting it off can be really frustrating. The axiom I've heard is pork is most effective in water below 50 degrees, but  above that plastic is the way to go.

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when you said  feel that pork isnt worth the hassle, what would that be? do they fall appart, or summit?

Pork can often hang on your hook barb when you try to remove it from the hook.  I still use it and think it is a good trailer.  

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I agree.  I used to use Zoom chunks until I located Squealers at the local US Bass store.  IMO every bit as good as pork in cold water.

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I prefer pork. Uncle Josh #11 to be exact. I do carry some plastic but everything resembles the #11 bait frog because that's the profile I've caught the most on. IMO pork's best feature is that the fish hold onto it longer and that's a huge factor with jig fishing. The only gripe I have with pork is the limited variety of colors.

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I use plastic on my largemouth jigs, even in the winter. I still use a Uncle Josh 101 pork frog on all my hair jigs for smallies, all year long. I really do not have a good reason except thats how I have always done it, lol.

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I use pork trailers when the water is cold. I feel that the fish will hold the bait longer because it feels real and has salt. Plastic in cold water tends to be stiff and pork chunk will stay flexible. Some of the newer pork chunks really float and I use it to slow down the fall of the bait. I tend to cut the front part of the chunk so that it looks more wedge shape this helps give the chunk more action and I have more of a gap between the hook and chunk. In most cases I can use the same chunk the whole day with proper care.

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