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I have been fishing this small lake for a few months. Its shallow maybe 20ft. it is man made so they threw a bunch of rocks so the bass would have structure.

Here's the problem weather I drop shot or throw a weightless Senko I get stuck on the bottom. So I have to break off and rety. I was thinking of going to a tube. What do you all recommend?

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Jig with a rubber skirt and sturdy weed guard, trig a worm.  When you do get snagged if you can walk down the shore a ways and pull at a different angle you can often pull free.  

Maybe you could fish a wacky rigged senko on a bobber, I've heard of people doing this when it's windy but i've never tried it.

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RW taught me to use Gammy EWG hooks, haven't lost one in the rocks all summer this way I use 3/0 on 5 inch *** slty triks, he uses a bigger hook on his Senkos. I t rigg them weightless and this has worked great for me

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Jig w/ football style head. They tend to be a little more user friendly when it comes to snags. Cast it out and work it around the rocks, hop it, rip it, whatever gets you bites.  

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Jig w/ football style head. They tend to be a little more user friendly when it comes to snags. Cast it out and work it around the rocks, hop it, rip it, whatever gets you bites.

Same here.  I fish a lot of rocky places and the football head works best for me.

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The majority of my fishing, whether from a boat or from the bank, involves rocks. My main water, the Tennessee River, was created with the "rocks from hell." Although I get hung-up on a regular basis, I only lose a few soft plastics (circle hooks and live bait is another story). Anyhow, my suggestion is a 4/0 EWG Gamakatsu Offset Worm Hook rigged weightless and weedless (Tex-posed and skin hooked). This rigging will NOT impede your hook-up, but will eliminate a large portion of hang-ups. When you do get hung, most of the time you can free your bait by getting on the other side of the rock.

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Jig w/ football style head. They tend to be a little more user friendly when it comes to snags. Cast it out and work it around the rocks, hop it, rip it, whatever gets you bites.

Same here. I fish a lot of rocky places and the football head works best for me.

Another vote for football style head. I use stand-up jigs as well.

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If you are going to fish the deeper areas you will need some weight to get the bait down.  For jigs, I'm with most everyone else.  The football headed jig is the way to go.  If I have to T-rig in rocks I still use bullet weights, though in thick rocks, I'll lose one now and then.  There is an article on this site where the author suggests using an egg sinker for rocky bottoms, though I have not tried this.  The link is below.

http://www.bassresource.com/beginner/Carolina_Texas_Rig.html

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If you are going to fish the deeper areas you will need some weight to get the bait down. For jigs, I'm with most everyone else. The football headed jig is the way to go. If I have to T-rig in rocks I still use bullet weights, though in thick rocks, I'll lose one now and then. There is an article on this site where the author suggests using an egg sinker for rocky bottoms, though I have not tried this. The link is below.

http://www.bassresource.com/beginner/Carolina_Texas_Rig.html

Thank you for the article.

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Can't believe no one suggested a FAT IKA. Rig it on a #4/0 EWG hook on 10-12# fluorocarbon and work it slowly around rocky areas. It is very weed/snagless.

A C-Rig with Rock Hopper sinkers from Mojo is another great pattern.

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rocks from hell is right !!!!   :-/ come to think of it i fish the tnn river now and then before coming to bassresource and learning to eleminate hang ups more i nearly lost everything trying to fish that hell hole   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D just another mook here

The majority of my fishing, whether from a boat or from the bank, involves rocks. My main water, the Tennessee River, was created with the "rocks from hell." Although I get hung-up on a regular basis, I only lose a few soft plastics (circle hooks and live bait is another story). Anyhow, my suggestion is a 4/0 EWG Gamakatsu Offset Worm Hook rigged weightless and weedless (Tex-posed and skin hooked). This rigging will NOT impede your hook-up, but will eliminate a large portion of hang-ups. When you do get hung, most of the time you can free your bait by getting on the other side of the rock.

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