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Old 07-22-11, 08:13 PM   #1
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I really want to start trying the baby brush hog. what size hook and weight do you guys use? whats your favorite color?
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Old 07-22-11, 08:23 PM   #2
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A texas rig green pumpkin baby brush hog on a 3/16oz bullet weight was a big producer for me when I first getting into fishing. Rig em on a 2/0 or 3/0 gamakatsu EWG hook. Fish em just like worm, or you con flip and pitch em with a 1/2 bullet weight, I've even had luck fishing them weightless, and some folks like em as jig trailers... very versatile bait.

I've never had the same luck with a standard brush hog.. but they work well too. btw, if you like multi species baits.. caught a bullhead on one this afternoon, lol.

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Old 07-22-11, 11:27 PM   #3
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I agree with the gama 2 0r 3/0 t-rigged. If you are fishing stained water try the blue saphire and black berry colors, it works awesome in the mississippi down here.
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Old 07-23-11, 10:11 AM   #4
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I run a 4/0 Gama G-Lock on all my baby brush hogs.
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Old 07-23-11, 11:22 AM   #5
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Those are definitely solid, tried and true methods. I could only add using it on the drop shot. Just make sure line and rod are suitable to the cover you're going to face.
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Old 07-23-11, 03:26 PM   #6
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2-3 ought hook, weight size depends on how thick the mat is in my opion. thicker the mat, heavier the weight.
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Old 07-23-11, 08:33 PM   #7
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Baby Brush Hogs are one of the best jig trailers going. I also flip and pitch them on a 4/0 hook and carolina rig them on a 3/0 hook. I have several favorite colors but in the muddy water here on Grand Lake Bullfrog is tough to beat.
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Old 07-24-11, 06:36 AM   #8
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More than one size 3/0-4/0 hook and crig,a hot bait for kentucky or barkley,green pumpkin.
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Old 07-25-11, 12:12 AM   #9
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I use the Alluring Version of this bait, favorite color is Watermelon Purple Swirl, in the Zoom I like the PBand J.
The smaller one (4.5 inches) works great on a Slider Jig Head, DEADLY, one of my main go to baits.

The 6 inch I like to thorw on a 1/2 ounce football jig head, with the spring up front to screw the plastic on and hook it weedless
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Old 07-25-11, 06:33 PM   #10
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2/0 Round bend off set hook and 1/8 oz weight in green pumpkin is my favorite. I do like the super hog with same hook but 3/8 oz TT Flippin' wt or Strike Kings version. A little bigger profile keeps most of the smaller bass away.
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Old 07-31-11, 10:17 PM   #11
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this is an awesome lure, ive been using a 3/16 bullet weight, texas rigged pumpkin baby brush hog on a 3/0 gama ewg. great lure
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Old 08-19-11, 07:14 PM   #12
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have done well just c rig drifting down middle of a cove fishing out of back of boat. Watermelon red has worked for me.
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Old 08-21-11, 03:34 AM   #13
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I use a 4/0 Gammie EWG superline hook with a 1/4 oz weight. Blackberry, blueberry, candybug, watermelon candy, and black sapphire are some of my favorite colors.
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Old 09-02-11, 12:03 PM   #14
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I've had alot of success with this lure with many different presentations. I've C-rigged it with a 3/8 to 1/2oz weight, depending on situations, I've flipped/pitched it with 1/2oz bullet weights, and T-rigged it all with great success. It's pretty endless haha, and I've always used a 3/0 EWG hook.
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