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Old 11-29-2015, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I went out Wednesday during the full moon and fished from 4pm till 9pm. I was specifically targeting walleye and all I hooked up with were a couple small smallmouth and a rock bass. Went out today targeting smallmouth and landed 3 walleye two were about 16 and the largest was probably about 19. I was fishing the downstream side of a large river bend on the Kankakee. Pretty close to downtown Kankakee. There was enough slack water to fish a slip bobber with a shiner, and I did land one that way. The other two went for a 1/8 ounce pink jig with a shiner hooked through the dome. I really need to find a custom jig maker to pour some jigs with a long (like three ott) hook on a 1/8 ounce jig for better hookups when they grab the back end of the minnow. I realize a stinger hook would work well for remedying that but the treble gathers to much moss for my liking. All three were caught within a half hour window from 5 till 5:30.
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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DOA makes some. I use them with longer plastics. Might be a little pricey to be throwing in the river if you're getting snagged alot. Been on the Iroq. lately??
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Ya when the water was up I tried a couple creeks close to home. Smallmouth are MIA. There is a big population of 12 and 13 inch walleye right now. I've been doing better for size on the kank though. Had to lay off the Iroquois this weekend a lot of the land I fish was being deer hunted.
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Would you consider a trailer instead??? Sort of like a quick strike??? It's tedious, but tying small slip-knot snells with a size 8 treble hook might help your short strikers.. Place the loop over the jig eye and pull the knot tight... Depending on the minnow size, yiou can make them 2 -3 inches long... Like I said, it's tedious and if snags are a problem, replace the treble with a single buried in the minnows tail, like a size 8 or 10 salmon egg hook...
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Ya if I have multiple short strikes I'll throw the trailer hook on but I fish more soft plastics than live bait dressed jigs and a trailer will impede the action on a darter or swim shad.
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Would you consider a trailer instead??? Sort of like a quick strike??? It's tedious, but tying small slip-knot snells with a size 8 treble hook might help your short strikers.. Place the loop over the jig eye and pull the knot tight... Depending on the minnow size, yiou can make them 2 -3 inches long... Like I said, it's tedious and if snags are a problem, replace the treble with a single buried in the minnows tail, like a size 8 or 10 salmon egg hook...
http://www.animatedknots.com/arbor/i...matedknots.com
Yep. Or, an even easier way it to use a stinger and clip two of the three hooks with wire cutters...
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ok here's a trick my grandfather taught me for short striking fish,snell (tie)some stiff mono or thin wire and a single hook but you HAVE to make the stinger hook ride point up. Or,,,,,, cut off the down pointing hook point of a treble stinger.
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Nice post Joe there are some longer hooks on jigs keep looking around I have some just can't remember where I got them from. You could also buy those swivel jig heads and remove hook place your own long shank.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Took a bass pro trip this weekend and bought some quarter ounce tungsten with 2/o hooks in black. 3 for 7.99 but they were exactly what I was looking for.
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Don't you get hung up alot using jigheads thru there?
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