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The Big M 11/08/2013


Quillback

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Another tough day out there for me, managed 8 bass, biggest was an 18.25" smallie. Also had another keeper smallie and a couple of keeper spots. No luck on the LM bite, only one 12" LM for my efforts. Best bite was the tube, a Dry Creek double dip in what they call "Columbia Craw" which is Green Pumpkin with some blue in the tentacles. Got one spot on the blade (Champ), and the short LM on a jig.

Water temp 62.

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Quillback. Would you mind telling me how you rig the tube?

There's about a million ways to rig a tube, but I will usually Texas rig them as I'm fishing them around rocks and timber. 3/8 oz weight, 3/0 Mustad Big Mouth Tube hook. This is for 3.5" tubes. Tube bite should get better when the water temps drop a little more.

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Another tough day out there for me, managed 8 bass, biggest was an 18.25" smallie. Also had another keeper smallie and a couple of keeper spots. No luck on the LM bite, only one 12" LM for my efforts. Best bite was the tube, a Dry Creek double dip in what they call "Columbia Craw" which is Green Pumpkin with some blue in the tentacles. Got one spot on the blade (Champ), and the short LM on a jig.

Water temp 62.quillback, i could not help but notice the brownie and the ewg style hook that you are using and how the hook is located very near the edge of the lip. do you notice that style of hook hooking out in the edge of the lip most of the time?? i have done lots of studies on various hooks over the years, and have tracked where various styles most consistently hook the fish. i noticed right off the ewg hook placement in your picture. in my record keeping over the years on ewgs, your pic is consistent with my findings, near the edge of the lip hooking. also the pull line of an ewg hook is immediately underneath the barb. the problem with the is when bass swim straight away from you, it is much easier for them to pop the hook out. here is something you might give some consideration to for a texas rigging hook. use a 60 degree leg jig hook such as a 29114 gammy. clip a hitchiker in the eyelet and secure your plastic to it. here are the advantages. it is a round bend style hook which puts the pull line much further away from the hook point. the hook point is not blocked off by the eyelet as is the case with any ewg hook. your plastic does not slide down the hook shank blocking the throat of the hook. the front leg of the 60 degree jig hook is a lever to turn the hook upright an more consistently hook the fish further back through the roof of the mouth.

that was a really nice brownie too.

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