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I've been looking for some new trailers to try on my jigs early in the spring this year. The water is still relatively cold-high 40s to low 50s. Any suggestions?

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Rage Tail Baby Craw, Craw & Lobster!

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I was just about to say Ragetail but I guess I got beaten to the punch :grin:

A Zoom Super chunk is also good or even an Ultravibe speedcraw, Good Luck!

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Thanks guys! I use rage tail craws in the summer all the time, but never tried them in the spring for some reason. I look forward to trying that out!

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The Strike King KVD chunk has worked very well for me when the water is 40 degrees and when it is 80 degrees, and every where in between.

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I like the Rage Tail Baby Craw and the Rage Craw. They work really well. But when it gets cold and the water is in the 40's I still like a good ole chunk of pork.

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zoom chunk in cold water for me

I'm not too picky on the brand as long as it is a less aggressive trailer such as the zoom chunk. I think KVD has a nice trailer with that slower action as well, but its more $$ than zoom.

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Rage Tail Baby Craw, Craw & Lobster!

I would have to agree! These baits are great for trailers, such a life-like action.

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I find that less aggressive trailers work better in colder water. As the water warms I go bigger and use baits with more action.

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Try the Netbait chunks,or there Tiny Paca craw,Baby paca craw!

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for me, kvd chunk or paca chunk work best at colder water temps, when it hit 65 deg in potomac, i switch to rage chunk/lobster

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When the water is cooler, i like throwing a sweet beaver on the back of a jig. Subtle action is the key

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I find that less aggressive trailers work better in colder water. As the water warms I go bigger and use baits with more action.

This is what I have found as well, Zoom chunks in cooler water and chigger craws when it warms up.

Allen

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I throw the same trailers myself, in the same conditions. In the extreme cold I like a small finess worm on a 3/16oz. bitsy bug. Small flirt worm or small kuttail. Works every time!!

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Rage Tail Baby Craw, Craw & Lobster!

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Rage, Rage, Rage, and Rage. More and more a believer in full action trailers in cold water. The more action there is from the trailer, the greater the illusion of life there is on the package as a whole. This is not to say that you're moving a bait a lot and moving a lot of water, this is to say that the most minute movements and minor changes will cause the jig to flutter and quiver with life. The fall rate is also another reason I choose to use the Craw as a trailer in cold water, the fall rate of a 1/4 or 5/16 can be dramatically changed by using a large craw and it opens many doors to winter fishing.

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Hooligan has the same concept as I. I like the Rage Craw in cold water above most trailers. I fish slow with a jig in the cold water as do most anglers. Most trailers, when presenting them very slow, won't engage their action. Rage Craws or chunks will displace water and the claws will flutter even when fished extremely slow.

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Well since I was one of the Rage Tail contest winners, I'll be giving them a shot for the first time.

In the past I have used Paca chunks, and Chigger Chunks.

For some reason, for me anyhow, I have had better luck with these vs normal chunk trailers in all conditions.

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Try going old school. Try Uncle Josh pork baits. Try a #11 pork chunk or a split tail eel or a twin tail.

I agree!!

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Zoom big salty chunks when the water is cool. Zoom super chunks when the water warms up.

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This is what I have found as well, Zoom chunks in cooler water and chigger craws when it warms up. Allen

Totally with ya. Paca craw does it for me in the spring, but after the water warms up a bit then I will start using Rage tails.

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Shoot, I'll even tell you a killer set up.

5/16 Booyah bed bug

BPS incredible craw.

Move it with small slow hops.

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snapback.pngFishes in trees, on January 13 2012 - 06:11 PM, said:

Try going old school. Try Uncle Josh pork baits. Try a #11 pork chunk or a split tail eel or a twin tail.

I agree!!

I agree 2!

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