Tips & Techniques

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Popping

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Rod
4” Baits: 6 ½ – 7½ ft., Med/Heavy to Heavy fast action rod
3” Baits: 6 -7 ft, medium light fast action rod

Line
4” Baits 14-20# mono or braid..No Fluorocarbon! Fluorocarbon sinks and will kill the action

3” Baits 6-10# mono or braid.. No Fluorocarbon! Fluorocarbon sinks and will kill the action

Technique
Simply make a long cast over structure or weeds and give it an initial “twitch”. Then…let the bait sit until the rings disappear…then repeat this process back to the boat. Tips Patience, Patience, Patience is the key with this technique! Start by letting the bait sit for about 30 seconds between twitches and then gradually lengthen the intervals until you produce a strike. When fish are sluggish allow the bait to sit several minutes between “Pops”. A slow but effective way to get BIG FISH to strike!

Buzzing

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Rod
4” Baits: 6 ½ – 7½ ft., Med/Heavy to Heavy fast action rod
3” Baits: 6-7 ft, Medium Light fast action rod

Line
4” Baits 14-20# mono or braid..No Fluorocarbon! Fluorocarbon sinks and will kill the action
3” Baits 6-10# mono or braid.. No Fluorocarbon! Fluorocarbon sinks and will kill the action

Technique
Both 3” & 4” baits require a long cast and a steady retrieve. The water should have a slight chop for maximum results. Also, make sure that the business end of the belly hooks are facing the tail. Always “unscrew”first if the hooks aren’t already in position. Resume the hooks forward when “walking the dog” or “popping” the bait. Note

When fish hit the bait while using the technique they tend to hit like a freight train, so try not to jerk the rod to quickly. Give the fish a chance to get it firmly in it’s mouth. Usually, its….Strike count one…then set the hook! Its not easy… but it will help increase your hooked fish.

Walk The Dog

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Rod
4” Baits: 6 ½ – 7½ ft., Med/Heavy to Heavy fast action rod

Line
4” Baits 14-20# mono or braid..No Fluorocarbon! Fluorocarbon sinks and will kill the action Technique Work the bait by slashing the rod tip down in a twitch, twitch…pause twitch, twitch…pause and try to switch up the sequence, repeating this process all the way back to the boat

Tips
Cast the bait over or around structure, breaks and points…especially around windy points with grass or structure

The windier the conditions the harder you can work the bait! This method drives big fish crazy and will produce incredible strikes!!!

 

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