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Caught 7 This Am/ Have a Question

Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Pharley, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Pharley

    Pharley Hook 'Em

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    Fished a pvt pond, wasn't much happening. Dragged tubes, worms, craws...wasn't happening. Changed over and caught a 14" on a white buzz bait, then a 13" on a 3" white grub. Switched over to a 1/32 head and 2" watermelon twister for bluegill....ended up catching 4 bass in about 30 minutes, biggest going 16", and also lost 1. Also got 3 gills, 2 were 8"-9". Finished up with an 8" Berkley Power Lizard, watermelon/chart., and caught one, 14", which was snagged in the head.

    Question....
    How do you rig a large plastic, like the 8" power lizard? It is long and quite thick....do you use more than 1 hook?

    Could you explain how the technique of using a large bait differs from, say, a tube? I would think patience would be extremely important with such a large bait, since you could pull it right out of the mouth.
    Thanks for any info.
    Rob
     
  2. The logic of, for instance, a Texas-rigged plastic worm (even 8") is that fish tend to attack the worm at the head, especially if it's moving slowly. So, even if your hook is only 2" long in an 8" worm, you should get him hooked. Also, when a bass hits a slow moving worm, then tend to "inhale" it -- flaring their gills and basically sucking it in -- instead of chewing it like a piece of spaghetti from one end to the other. So, for the most part, if you're taking about bass, a single hook placed near the head should be sufficient. Wait too long and you'll hook them too deeply and not be able to release them.