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Old 09-06-05, 03:27 PM   #1
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I just got back from a lake where I was fishing tiki sticks along the shore...

Id cast it in near shore it would first sink the the bottom and id have a little bit of slack that id watch

Just about every other cast the slack would bump once or twice like I was getting a hit... I tried waiting but they never took it. Then after that failed I tried setting the hook.. But nothing worked.... Im pretty sure it was just some little crappie or something messing with me but they wouldnt even take it when i used half the worm... just the same "bump, bump" id get every other time

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Old 09-06-05, 06:10 PM   #2
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Its difficult to say since you can't confirm they were little fish or not.I would have changed hooks, a heavier shank to make it sink faster, or change color or brand of senko to see if it makes a difference.I have found that the straighter the senko is threaded on the hook makes a difference in the way the tail flutters on the drop.The time to make sure the hook is in the center and not offset to one side or another will produce a better shimmy as it falls through the water colum. I hope this helps. P N J
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Old 09-06-05, 09:06 PM   #3
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These types of hits are usually undersized fish such as bluegills. I've brought many a "worm type" bait to the boat and watched little gills or bass peck away at it. They could never have gotten this bait or one half that size in their mouths. Normally a decent size bass will inhale the bait without hesitation but not always. Your experience can be compared to fishing worms with a bobber. The bobber bounces around and pulls around the surface but never goes under. Every time you pull "nothing". Good luck and remember those yanks on that rod don't cost a thing.LOL
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Old 09-06-05, 09:13 PM   #4
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Definitly bluegills.
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Old 09-06-05, 09:13 PM   #5
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Probably they were sunfish or tiny LM! I just came back from lake too, I caught a 15" crappie on wacky rigged 4" YUM dinger. Pretty big crappie.lol..

Any way, what kind hook did you use?
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Sorry I dont recall the hook... The package is gone... ill know next time I head out to walmart and get some...
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Old 09-06-05, 10:17 PM   #7
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Sorry I dont recall the hook... The package is gone... ill know next time I head out to walmart and get some...
For me, actually the hook is crucial when I wacky rigged worm. I personally recommend Yamamoto Split shot hook:




http://www.landbigfish.com/tacklesto...ase.cfm?PID=66


For weedless:
Falcon Lures ''K'' Wacky Hooks




http://www.landbigfish.com/tacklesto...e.cfm?PID=3055

These small size hooks work great for wacky rigged! They are different!

Try it, you will feel the different: most time bass hooks itself. All you need to do is "Reel set hook" : reel as fast as you can, when you feel the weight on you line just simply short jerk up your rod tip.

Enjoy it.
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Old 09-07-05, 04:57 PM   #8
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I was fishing them T-rigged

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Old 09-07-05, 05:17 PM   #9
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I was fishing them T-rigged

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Sorry, I forgot it. lol...

Any way, try wacky rigged next time; I think you will have a better chance.
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Old 09-07-05, 05:23 PM   #10
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Sometimes when I'm getting bit like that, I'll wait about 30 or 40 seconds and start shaking the rod tip, Then let sit for another ten seconds, and bump...set the hook. Sometimes turns out to be green sunfish. Sometimes turns out to be a 3 or 4 lb. bass. If that doesn't work...I'll got to a smaller soft plastic bait of the same type.
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Old 09-08-05, 01:01 PM   #11
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buy some waders bro..find some cover and cast to it.
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Old 09-09-05, 02:11 AM   #12
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also, rig the stick worm (tiki/senko etc) backwards, in the thin side. it works.
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Old 09-09-05, 06:00 AM   #13
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You wanna go wading in our nasty Florida Ponds??? Thats a health hazard right there just thinking about it.


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