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they say fish stumps and laydowns but fishing from the shore i lost alot of lures trying to get them close to the stumps. i lost a few jigs and some spinners i havn't tryed weight less worms or tubes. would this be a good idear??

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Try T-rigging your worms to keep that hook from getting snagged.  Fish it weightless or with a bullet weight.  It may be your line getting caught sometimes too,  not much you can do about that.  If your going after them, you're gonna loose some baits.   ;)

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Snags are hard to avoid, I've lost lures in places i thought was clean and clear lol. You never know where or when you might lose something, but if you are getting hung up a lot you have to remember that when you are looking for good structure to fish in the future. Theres a good chance of it holding a few good fish.

Keep on chuckin em and it will pay off someday. :)

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 I fish mostly from the bank. Very rarely fish crank baits because of losing them. When I was younger (and had a beautiful body, which has long since gone bad ;D) would go after them. Have stopped that for the duration. Will fish top water with trebles because you can pretty much see what you're getting into. Rely on jig&pig or soft plastics and always T-rig them like Jimzee79 said...

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There was a trick awhile back that somebody posted on to get out of snags with jigs...It works great!

I believe it was called the bow arrow effect(correct me if i'm wrong somebody)...grab your line by reel and first guide.Pull to where rod rod bents slightly and let go...the jigs will almost slip right out of whatever it was hung up on.I've saved alot of jigs and hooks doing that. Not sure if i explained it right.  

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To avoid snags as best as possible, try to locate some Eagle Claw weedless hooks.

Use them when throwing Texas or wacky style rigs into structure.

I like the Eagle Claw as their eye is so much larger than the Gamakatsu's.

But both work and they can save you a lot of lost tackle.

You can throw your Senkos without any weight which will help reduce snags using these weedless hooks.

You can do the same with your finesse worms but you will not get the distance so use a small bullet weight, pegged, to move through the structure.

Those weedless hooks are a staple when I pond fish or fish among structure on a river.

Gamakatsu has them in a finesse wide gap weedless verson for wacky rigging but you can use them for Texas rigs.

Give 'em a shot.

Now, that bow and arrow trick works.  However, if you are like me and set the hook very hard when you feel the "strike" which turns out to be a snag this method may not work.

I am taking my raft into my local pond this afternoon to retrieve as many rigs as I can since the pond is so low on water.  I can see one of my crankbaits still hanging in the bushes and I know where the underground tree that ate a lot of my Texas rigs is sitting.

I now use the weedless hooks all the time when fishing this pond and I have cut back on my snags by 90%.  In fact, getting a snag now is very unusual.

Sometimes it takes a while to figure things out! ;D

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It's like the pros say.."If you don't get snagged, your not fishing in a very good spot"

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The way I look at it you can either have lures in your tackle box or fish in your live well   ;)

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Great quote Catt. I feel the baitmonkey's heart break a little each time I lose a lure though. I would try throwing some topwater frogs around these laydowns, since they run on top. Maybe even some buzzbaits.

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There are simply many classes of lures that you cannot fish in a pond. Basically, those are any lures you're not willing to lose! Just today I lost two jigs and two Storm swimbaits. Not terribly expensive, so I'll continue throwing them, but last week (against my better judgement) I donated a Fat Free Shad and a Yo-Zuri Ratl"N Vibe to the pond monster.

I know better and it will be awhile until I do that it again.  ::)

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The way I look at it you can either have lures in your tackle box or fish in your live well ;)

i agree with catt here however it still smarts when a bass takes your zara puppy and wrapps it around a brush pile i tried for over 40 mintes to get that puppy and bass which i was fishing from the bank. rest assured i'll get another zara puppy (i hope) and i will extract due revenge  

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The way I look at it you can either have lures in your tackle box or fish in your live well   ;)

i agree with catt here however it still smarts when a bass takes your zara puppy and wrapps it around a brush pile i tried for over 40 mintes to get that puppy and bass which i was fishing from the bank. rest assured i'll get another zara puppy (i hope) and i will extract due revenge  

Over 40 minutes? Sure you ain't making that up a little? I got about 5 minutes of patience before i say "screw it" and break off.

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Try T-rigging your worms to keep that hook from getting snagged. Fish it weightless or with a bullet weight. It may be your line getting caught sometimes too, not much you can do about that. If your going after them, you're gonna loose some baits. ;)

Yes when t rigging have the hook point just under the surface of the worm it will keep it from getting snagged but u still will have the same sharpness of the hook when setting the hook

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The way I look at it you can either have lures in your tackle box or fish in your live well ;)

i agree with catt here however it still smarts when a bass takes your zara puppy and wrapps it around a brush pile i tried for over 40 mintes to get that puppy and bass which i was fishing from the bank. rest assured i'll get another zara puppy (i hope) and i will extract due revenge

Over 40 minutes? Sure you ain't making that up a little? I got about 5 minutes of patience before i say "screw it" and break off.

40 minutes exactly that was the only zara puppy i had

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They say if you're not getting hung up, you're not fishing where the fish are!

You must be fishing some gnarly stuff to be losing jigs. Keep after 'em!

I agree to this saying...I used to think it was the guys at the tackle store trying to pimp out more tackle to a young n' dumb kid...depending on where I'm fishing I'll lose 2-4 jigs an outing (more from the backseat ofcouse) if I were to count the hard/soft swimbaits I've lost this year my boat would have new finders...ugh

fishing hard means you have to gamble that much more

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You got alot of patience my friend... ;D

that i sure do. i was detirmed not to lose that lure that was my favorite top water a proven killer and big producer for me

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The key to avoid snagging lures like crank baits is to use cheap ones ;) ;)  The local BPS store always has their bargain bins set up with Pflueger crank baits that usually go for $1.99 a piece - last year I was going fishing on a lake in the fall that has tons of visible and invisible brush piles.  I bought two of each kind of CB (total cost about $20).  I threw them puppies into the narliest stuff you can imagine and never got snagged.  Did catch a few fish on 'em, but never got snagged.  Now I know for a fact if I had been throwing Lucky Crafts or some other high end lures, they would have been gone right away.  JMO!

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