2 years ago
mcgraffy
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Q: Experienced but Confused Fisherman Here
I have a spot hidden in a creek, off a main river, where there are a lot of shad and game fish. Still, I am having a hard time keeping them hooked! I got 1 in about a three hour stretch using a blue/black Senko. Typically, I'd use a topwater frog here, but leaf litter is heavy and I get too hung up trying to reel it in. Anyway I know there are crappie, sand bass and large mouth stalking the back of this creek, I've lost quite a few large fish because I couldn't get them up to the bank. There's also quite a lot of submerged timber, so crankbaits aren't really an options, and the water has heavy stain to it. My question is what's your favorite lures to throw when shad are balled up in the back of creeks? @dougjohnson @BrianMcNeeley @yakwithalan and everybody, I'd appreciate all and any tips.
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they make a 3way swivel to help do this but I just use a single line rig . thread ur jig or lure which ever u prefer as this will help out with action to the second one . "I use jigs but have tried it with a rapela and have caught fish . mostly on the lower one but depending on fishes mood . " I start with a 16 inch space and try that . adjust as see fit . let me know how it works . I myself very rarely use a single jig anymore unless I'm fishing a real snagy area . .
@BrianMcNeeley I'll try to remember to report back after the weekend; if it goes well I'll end up like you with multiple jigs all the time I bet!!
@CaseyJohnson Totally agree....I've been here for a while but the more of you all that are around and posting tips and comments I've been able to learn a lot more.