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Old 06-29-06, 04:27 PM   #1
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how do you fish them???i seem to not catch fish on "big fish catchers" ie.tubes,jnp,buzzbaits,etc.
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Old 06-29-06, 04:34 PM   #2
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ya buy a pack of 3 inch tubes, watermelon punkin seed, and a pack of 1/4 ounce jigs, made for tubes, with no brush guard..slide jig into the tube , starting with the lead head, and insert till fully in the 3 inch tube, press down where the eyelet is and make it come through the 3 inch tube, then tie on your line
Throw it out and slowly lift your rod , dragging it across the bottom, or you can hop or jiggle your rod tip to make it move...most ppl just drag it back slow and stop, then repeat..if you get hung flip your line a few times to make it become unstuck..
You fish it alot like plastics worms or lizards.
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Old 06-29-06, 04:39 PM   #3
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I usually fish them the same way that i fish a plastic worm.. Nice and slow... I either rig them T-rig or i use a jig head... There is probably a lot of other techniques or ways that other people use to fish them, but for me, I mostly fish them like I normally do a Senko, and I get results. Hope this helps.

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Old 06-29-06, 04:45 PM   #4
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Do you push the hook threw or set Texas style
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Old 06-29-06, 05:01 PM   #5
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you can do both but texas pose it for less weeds
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Old 06-29-06, 06:56 PM   #6
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thisis hilarious but my friend just put a hook throgh the middle of a tube the put on a bobber threw it out 5 mins later pulled out a 3.5 lb bass
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Old 06-30-06, 09:14 AM   #7
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bassking...wacky rigging a tube can be very productive....several articles appeared last year on the technique in general and adding the bobber is working along the lines of float n fly, used quite frequently here in the south. As some tubes are thinner and more supple than others, wacky rigging would probably work better on the thin walled type when it comes to flexability, but any wacky rigged tube would act in an erratic manner and will produce well under a variety of conditions.
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Old 06-30-06, 11:18 AM   #8
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Wow, I never thought about wacky rigging a tube. That make me realize that you can wacky rig just about any soft plastic. I'm going to see how a Brush Hog wacky rigged, I have a feeling that may induce any suspended fish.
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Old 06-30-06, 11:36 AM   #9
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Eureka! I think I've had my fishing break through. I've always tried to think like a fish but this may not be the best method for presentation. While it would be important to think like a fish for patterns, I think it would be better to think like pray for presentation.

While I've always tried to mimic pray to MR/MRS Bass I've always done so trying to think like a fish. It seems to me some of the most productive baits are the ones that you throw in and let it act like it does, like most natural pray in accordance with the environment. In other words the more you try to produce erratic behavior the less natural your bait appears.

This may be why Beer and fishing go together so well, the more you drink the less you think and conversely you tend to let nature take it's course.

To sum it up chill out, let nature do it's thing and don't out think yourself.
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Old 06-30-06, 01:07 PM   #10
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Like all plastics they can be fished many different ways. T-rig them or fish them on jig heads to start with. Then start trying out different methods. 3" or 4" tubes are good to begin with. Depending on the manufacturer the thickness of the tube wall and the diameter of the tube will vary. Some will have a thick head and others will not. You need to check them out at a store or at a show and try different types. Match them to your style of fishing and the types of water you fish. Select a color that you have had success with in the past.

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Old 08-02-06, 10:43 PM   #11
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how do u put the tubejigheads in with the weedguards without tearing up the tube?
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Old 08-03-06, 04:20 PM   #12
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Jig heads with weedguards need to backed on to the bait. By this I mean that you have to push the hook point in the head of the tube and continue to slide the bait all the way up and over the jig head leaving the eye and weedguard outside the tube. Sometimes the tube will split or tear open when the jig head slides through. The plastic should expand over the head and then close. Small tear drop heads work better than the bigger round heads.
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Old 08-04-06, 08:20 AM   #13
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I fish tubes weightless much like a senko or a fluke....twitch them along rip rap and around grass....white with black pepper is a favorite color of mine for this technique...it can be awesome on bass busting shad also....the bait is really eratic if you do this....also you can use tubes to fish grass like you would with a frog...when you get to the holes let the bait sink into them....use a oil scent a lot when you do this so the bait comes through it a lot better....can work better than a frog...saw this technique in a bassin magazine this month but I have been using it for a couple years cause Davy Hite had a article in Bassmaster a couple of years where he fished it this way....use a big hook to get hooksetting power cause you will need it....braid ed line is the way to go if your around the grass!
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