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Ika was $$$ today!

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Had a 17lb limit of spots today from Lake Jordan, anchored by a 5.3 and a 4.4, both came on a watermelon black IKA, the biggest on the 2nd cast of the day.

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The Fat Ika or another version?

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5.3 lb spot.  man, you grow em big over there.  congrats.

what size hook were you using on the ika??  what kind of place did you catch em(point, rocky bottom, etc)??  thanks.

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The coosa and tallapoosa river chains of Alabama have Hawg spots! Especially Lake Jordan and Lake Martin!

I was using a 4'0 gammy EWG ****, tossing it around deep piers (8-12 feet) on 14lb suffix elite mono, all strikes came on the 2nd or 3rd fall of the bait, not the bottom.

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I got away from the Fat Ikas at the end of last year.  An old friend was in my boat last week end and started killing them with a green pumkin Fat Ika.  He had 3 fish that weighed 13 lbs - I know in many parts of the country that isn't a big deal - but in New England it is.

I used a Fat Ika Friday afternoon and got a 3.6 and a 4.10 and many other smaller ones.

Lesson Learned - when RW talks we should listen!  IKAS RULE - Don't leave home without them.  I'll never stray again.  

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I've used the bait a couple times and plan on trying again this week.  I hooked up with a good size bass, pond fishing by a lay down on a green pumpkin/black.  I was trying to keep the bass from wrapping up as it was trying to get back into the tree so may have not set the hook well.  It got off after about 10 seconds and was a bit bummed about it.  I was using a 4/0 EWG Gammy.. Ever since, I've been working on double, triple setting as I work a bass in.  I may try a 5/0 next time just for confidence..

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Nice to hear! I struck out with them this weekend. Cant recall too many times that has happened.

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Ever since, I've been working on double, triple setting as I work a bass in.

This is not a good idea. Trust your hook-set, a double or triple

will do more harm than good. You are most likely to pull a hook loose.

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Ever since, I've been working on double, triple setting as I work a bass in.

This is not a good idea. Trust your hook-set, a double or triple

will do more harm than good. You are most likely to pull a hook loose.

8-)

co-sign

sweeping sets work

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To clarify, more like a hookset, reel, pull, reel, pull kind of action while keeping the line tight.  Not really a 2nd, 3rd literal hookset.  I had a rash of bass getting off this spring so just trying to improve.

Do you guys think, generally, that the fat ika catches bigger fish than a senko??  The weight of those Alabama spots is pretty impressive.  Don't think I've seen one more than 3 around these parts of NC.

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My observation is that the Fat Ika catches about the same percentage of bigger bass as the 6" Senko. More quality bass, but lower numbers than the 5" Senko.

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