orngruffeeParticipantJanuary 8, 2015 at 11:32 pmPost count: 901
Need a primer on how to fish these things.Bought some last year but had limited success with them. I am not much of a pond or panfisherman in the past. Want to try crappies and gills. Have some ratso and blood worms if that makes a difference. Do have a flasher. I am assuming you don’t tip them.welch251ParticipantJanuary 9, 2015 at 12:47 amPost count: 82
I really like the trigger x plastics.. There are a ton of different brands out there I prefer brighter colors for crappie chartreuse,pink but I also depends on water clarity and what the fish want . I don’t usually tip them with anything unless they are really picky. The clam maki plastics have awesome action. This is my first year using plastics so far I love them!! So I’m no expert but I hope this helps
Tight lines!!orngruffeeParticipantJanuary 9, 2015 at 1:17 amPost count: 901
Thanks.Might just have to do what was suggested elsewhere. Just bring plastics and leave the bait at home.MATZILLAParticipantJanuary 9, 2015 at 2:08 amPost count: 482
They work best when presented horizontally. If you use a vertical jig, hang the plastic off the end but keep the barb exposed of course.
Jigs that work well include:
Lindy micro slick jig
HT Banana style horizontals
Custom Jigs and Spins Gill Pills and Diamonds
Gulp 1″ fish fry – good for finicky fish, no jig spin
Gulp 1″ leech – Excellent quiver action, can spin a jig (practice jigging it in the hole) and pounds bottom well
Berkley Power Honey Worms – bait it just like a waxie, never freezes, great for hole hopping
Custom Jigs and Spins Wedgees – Can be finessed very well, easy to pinch off to adjust action, doesn’t spin much
Trigger X Nymph – great swim action, can easily quiver/finesse, can cause jig spin, you can pull the legs or arms off to change action and presentation size
Trigger X Wax Tail – Great for shy gills, small profile
Pistol grip your rod and pound your index finger over the top of the handle. Slow sweeps will make the flatter baits swim a bit. If a gill or crappie will raise up to check out the bait, they’ll nail it on a quiver and pause nine times out of ten. Adjust your knot placement on the jig eye to change the angle of presentation. Don’t tip them with any live bait, it just gets in the way of the plastic’s action.sledmanParticipantJanuary 9, 2015 at 4:57 amPost count: 354
MATZILLA has it covered.
I would add to sharpen the hook.
should dig into a finger nailgonefishnslParticipantJanuary 9, 2015 at 2:55 pmPost count: 529
Tjs pinpoint plastix firecracker worms are the best ive used. Been catching perch gills and crappies on them steady this year. Been outfishing live bait about everywhere ive been.
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