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I know it has been asked but what jigs should I bring

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Im heading up on sunday for two days. staying out of wheelers and am just wondering what to bring. I know this has been asked a lot but what is going right now. im going to bring gold and other colored jigs and some colored hooks for the dead stick. just wondering on swedish pimples and the rapala jigs or any thing else that is hot. thanks also will i be able to drive my excursion to the house.

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Bring up some pink angel eyes, maybe some buckshot rattle jigs, some stuff that glows and everything else in the box. Should be able to drive out, but you never know if and when a crack will show up.

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I know in the past it seemed that throwing just that head on the buckshot and slippin a whole shiner in the other whole has done well in the past. What are you guys seeing that is working up there recently, heading up there Jan. 5th.

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Badger: I just posted our results under Riverbend. Gold Northland Forage minnows on the dead stick. Bluish Green Buckshot Rattles worked well. We also caught several on Glo Demon crappie jigs on the dead stick tipped with fatheads or small shiners. Orange and perch colored Gem n Eyes also produced well. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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Glow pink and orange and gold chubby darter out produced everything. Nooner

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Hadanooner: I've tried that Chubby on several trips including the last one of three days ago. I must be fishing it wrong I just can't seem to get the results from this lure that you and several others have reported. Maybe I should put it down the hole crazy.gif. I'll keep working it, one of these trips I'll figure this one out. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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truck, when i watch most people jig a chubster, they often jig it nice and on a beat as if they were fishing with a jig. And they usually tell me the same thing. I jig the heck out of it. I will jig it three feet in a pop, I work it hard through the water column. I usually jig all the way up to about six feet off the bottom. Those eyes will come up and hammer it. You have a vexi right? That's a big key also. Then you get to watch them come up and hammer it. Watch for them suspenders then to, they love to feel the cold hard steel of a chubster in their mouth. They usually just hammer it hard as a mofo. Try jigging it very aggressively. That's what works for me. Ge that baby running through the water columns. Nooner

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great report, thanks for the info, I really love fishing with those buckshots, glad to hear they are producing. Im thinkin i am going to head out there with some fatheads and golden shiners.

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Nooner: Thanks for the insight on the Chubby. I haven't been working it that hard, so I will change that presention. I used the Buckshots, Angel Eyes, pimples etc and have had good luck so its just the technique on this one that I need to refine. As far as the Vex, you bet, FL18 I won't leave shore without it. Pulled several suspenders the last three days we were there. Thanks for the input. Headed back in two weeks and I'll turn that column into a froth. grin.gif Bill

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When you first start using a Chubby Darter, drop it about 3' below the hole and practice some jigging motions. Watch what it does and you'll know what it is doing on the bottom for you.

When you rip the Chubby up about 2-3', it'll dart way out to the side. You then want it to fall on a slack line if possible. The chubby will usually fall straight down but it shakes & vibrates side to side as it drops.

So you can get the Chubby swimming major circles around your hole if you have the timing right. Rip... Pause... Rip... Pause... and so forth.

Really not my favorite lure up there but it depends on the mood of the fish. Somedays, that action will drive them nuts.

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I haven't fished a chubby much either but isn't is critical to have a swivel on? About 12-18" up?

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We had good luck with a gold northland forage minnows tipped with a shinner using a bobber. We also used buckshot spoons and did very well.

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