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Author Topic: Wacky isn't just for Senko Bass  (Read 88 times)

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Wacky isn't just for Senko Bass
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:05:46 AM »

Here's some other discoveries I came up with recently that have been catching fish like crazy!
A while back I mentioned making new lures from old ones and came up with one that fuses grub bodies together using a candle.


As you can see, the grub is wacky rigged using a light jig. The above lure can be used with the usual jig rig and works just as good. The thick tail wobbles back and forth creating a different action than any other tail because of the thin attachment in the middle.



In winter I bought a mold that produces a miniature stick but haven't been sure the best use for it. A few weeks ago I decided to wacky rig it using a light jig and man did the fish clobber it and I'm talking seven species in one week!

(The thicker stick was dipped back into the hot plastic.)

I've caught fish on the wacky rig mini-stick in 3-8' using 1/24 oz and 1/32 oz jigs with a #6 hook, casting long distance even using braid; 1/16 oz will make them fall faster. Rod tip twitching when keeping the lure off bottom is key, otherwise, letting it drop to the bottom produces that same Senko-like tip action. Once lifted off bottom - BAM!

If you have some thin finesse worms lying around, shorten one to 2" and rig on a light jig. A 6 lb test leader would be beneficial for the best lure action along with a light action rod for a better hook set when using smaller gap hooks.

Yesterday was 88 degrees with water a hot 84 degrees. I caught 64 fish: bass, crappie, sunfish and yellow perch - all after 12 pm. Even this catfish couldn't resist:


I child can catch fish on this rig, but the rig isn't just for kids - the largest bass I caught last week  on one outing was 2.5 lbs. along with 10 bass around 13". That day I caught 68 fish / 5 different species.
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Re: Wacky isn't just for Senko Bass
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 12:49:07 PM »

Try dropshotting them, works very well!!!
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Re: Wacky isn't just for Senko Bass
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 08:30:47 PM »

Try dropshotting them, works very well!!!
Rodney

I might just do that for when the bite is dependent on the slowest presentation possible. But the nice thing about using light jigs is the slow speed they can be worked pretty much anywhere and at any depth.

Many of the fish caught happened to be along a shoreline, 30' - 40' away from it in 4' of water as well as just off the hump in water 7' deep. Over 15 fish were caught hitting those two areas using a 1/24 oz jighead.

As I said, fish slammed the 2 rigs.
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Re: Wacky isn't just for Senko Bass
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 06:11:41 AM »

I quit using jigs for perch, the only thing I use is dropshot with 11/2 or 2 inch tear drops and a 4 inch leader, perch are so dumb they make bass look like rocket scientists.
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