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I just picked up some from Dicks this morning. I was wondering the best approach for smallmouth. I figuered i would start by rigging them T-rig backwards and weightless. When I find the smallies, just cast out and let it set for 30 seconds or so then gently sweep it two or three feet let it set for another 15-20 seconds and repeat. I do this with senkos and this seems to be the best method for me. Any critiques would be appreciated thanks.

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that approach is probably your best bet, but if that doesn't work, sometimes I fish em with a couple pops mixed in while slow dragging across the bottom

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That sounds like a recipe for red eye.

the fatties are slow sinkers and rigged in reverse makes them run the other way. I like to have some slack for it to run with.

I just cast them to the front of some wood and let them work there way in to the strike zone.

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Fat Ika are as versatile as a Senko, they can be fished a number of ways. What I have found that is NOT particularly successful is fishing them in swift water. Although you may catch a fish or two, there are simply better options. The "action" is lost in current, they resemble a floating turd.

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Thanks i tend to stay away from plastics in swift water anyway.

I did have another question for you Roadwarrior.

I know that you like micro munch tackle.

i was at there site and was wondering if you have used their gobies?

They look great and I was just wondering how you feel about their other products.

My father-in-law lives on Lake Erie and i think these could be deadly this spring.

Thanks in advance

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I have never fished the gobies, but I bet they would be killer up there. (We don't have gobies around here.)

As far as other products, I fish the El Gordo(tube) which is one of my favorite soft plastics.

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thanks

by pops are you meaning like what you would do hopping a tube or jig?

yep

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The "action" is lost in current, they resemble a floating turd.

lmao, they sure do  ;D

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you might not have gobies but you have those tennessee tarpon. much cooler than gobies.

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Thanks I think I will have to give those a shot.

Cabin Creek is coming out with a version of the Gobie as well.

It is weird I have to buy two different types of smallmouth gear because

I fish most of the time in KY and Tenn. but I go up to Erie enough to justify

buying to make those trips more productive. I was wonder if you ever fished the

cabin creek products and how Micromuch compared to them.

Here in KY the shops can't keep them in stock. They outsell every other tube 3 to 1

down here.

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hey wvuanother site   did not know dicks sold fat ikas  got a store 30 miles from me will give them a try  nobody i knew sold them around here in central indiana  thanks  kb

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        Here in KY the shops can't keep them in stock. They outsell every other tube 3 to 1

down here.      

I don't know were you are in Ky but in western Ky they don't.   The bait shop tell me Micromuch out sell them

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kb, if you are talking about the south bend dicks, they have fat ikas. Usually only about 4-5 colors, but they are always pretty good colors.

thank you sir will give them a try  kb

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