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      Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
      I don't think I can be any help, for while I also like using plastics every now and then, live bait still puts more fish in my boat than plastics.
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      I haven't fished the river in a few years, but that's when I last used plastic.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Traxion View Post
      I'm fishing mainly the Missouri River reservoirs, or similar. I've tried to work plastics into any jig/bait technique I can. I've pitched 1/8oz jigs shallow during spawn time, vertical jigged deep early with heavier jigs, casted and worked mid depths that we were catching fish on with bait. Even on the days where the fish wanted the bait dragged with little action, plastics fished similar did not produce. I've fished them agressively, popping them each time it hits bottom. Just hasn't equated to much. I can catch fish and jigging raps fine...there was a learning curve there but I feel quite confident with them. Heck I think as a kid I caught more fish with a jig and twister tail than anything. Now today I've got a boat full of plastics and struggle LOL.

      I'm trying to fish as light as I can if possible. Last weekend on Francis Case, the fish would bite on small minnows all day long. Nothing plastic wise, large or small, was competing. And those were shallow fish. Just strange some days.

      Stick with live bait. I just think it works better, your data is proof.

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      I use gulp and other plastics most of the time as well. I've outdid my dad enough times when he's using live bait for him to start believing. As long as it is a moving presentation it works well. It won't replace it dead sticking or a picky vertical bite. You can mimic a minnow and a worm pretty well with Gulp/etc, but I have never seen a replacement for a live leech. It all depends on situation/presentation.

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      I usually just do a steady retrieve when fishing under 8 ft, go with a 3/8 jig and paddle tail and reel fast

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      Caught the fish in my profile picture reeling almost as fast as I could one day after ice out

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      leech pattern jiggin rap "#9" clear body,black back,killer on the river.

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      Anyone see the 15 pound monster that came out of the east end of Sak?!?!? What a monster!

      It was caught on a Berkley swim bait rig and a power bait HD purple smelt. I saw those plastics in the store last week and after this story I’ll be going back to get me a pack. The perch pattern looks killer too.

      https://myemail.constantcontact.com/...id=0P2vxjbDYRI

      Here is how to fish them:

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      ^^^ I tried this pattern yesterday. Identical conditions (MN). Couldn’t trigger a single bite. Went to a bobber/leech and caught 5 eyes 20-23”.

      Really pissed me off that I couldn’t get them to go on plastic. Aaaarg.

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      No one acknowledging my above posts about TR worms makes me feel like a marginalized VP, press secretary, or pro athlete.

      Skip to 2:00 and sinker color is bullshit:


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      Last edited by svnmag; 06-20-2022 at 11:02 PM.
      Uncle Steve defines minnows as any small fish racing around to relax.

      You can't build a wall high enough to stop a vaccine.

      --the significance of the passage of time? RIGHT? So when you think about it; there is great significance in the passage of time and there's SUCH great significance in the passage of time

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      I struggled this weekend with hookups. Using senkos i had them all the way the boat than one splash and dey would be gone. i tried bigger hook that worked better.

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      I would like to try a jig and plastics in weeds. How heavy of a jig should be used and how does a guy not always get caught up I'm the vegetation

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      Quote Originally Posted by Achucker View Post
      I would like to try a jig and plastics in weeds. How heavy of a jig should be used and how does a guy not always get caught up I'm the vegetation
      Post #10, 20 and 28. My go-to weight is 8th oz then modify from there as necessary.

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      Uncle Steve defines minnows as any small fish racing around to relax.

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      I would like to try a jig and plastics in weeds. How heavy of a jig should be used and how does a guy not always get caught up I'm the vegetation
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      I'm going to give these a go, for live bait. https://shop.northlandtackle.com/jig...fire-ball-jig/
      Will report back after using them.

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      ^^^^Last post and I'll let it go for a while: I'd appreciate if you'd try a 7.5 Culprit or Power Worm with that jig head. You'd need to break off the head at the collar. Whole point for years being: Bass tactics for walleye are very effective and are more available and freaking simple. Open water and contour lines provide a challenge to my "thesis" as trolling is not traditional for bass.

      The key to both is location and mass. IMO walleye are more susceptible to electronics and will readily bite "bass shit".

      I've caught both walleye and channel cat twitching a shallow running ShadRap on top. Both strike with a violent "lunge" as opposed to a "pop".

      Find them and bang them.

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      Last edited by svnmag; 06-22-2022 at 11:04 PM.
      Uncle Steve defines minnows as any small fish racing around to relax.

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      What's aggravating is we'll probably never know if this thread was in any way helpful.

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      Uncle Steve defines minnows as any small fish racing around to relax.

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      I've kinda passed through my phase of plastics this spring with little luck. Now that summer is full on here I'm using other tactics. This fallw when the vertical bite comes on I'll keep plodding along with plastics, and again in the spring. Thanks for the help!

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      Thank you for not disappearing! Don't be afraid of the TR worms. Tight lines!

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      Uncle Steve defines minnows as any small fish racing around to relax.

      You can't build a wall high enough to stop a vaccine.

      --the significance of the passage of time? RIGHT? So when you think about it; there is great significance in the passage of time and there's SUCH great significance in the passage of time

      Imagine, if you will, a world where every tweet and meme must be fact checked, but not a ballot.

      I’m responsible for what I say, not what you understand.

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