Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
JBZWART

O'Dowd

9 posts in this topic

Fished O'Dowd Monday morning. What a mad house, waterskiers out at 6:15 am. We managed to catch 5 Largemouth, the biggest just under 3 lbs. Saw a number of larger bass in the shallows, could not get them to bite. Caught all bass on Carolina rigged worm or Senko rigged wacky style. Anyone else have luck on O'Dowd this weekend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JBZ~

Care to explain the Senko rigged Wacky style? I saw on the bass board someone else mention fishing a worm wacky style. Did a google search and found some info on it, but wondering if you had any more insight into it.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ryan M - Hooking a plastic worm Wacky style is very easy. Take the worm and put the hook directly through the middle of the worm, the worm will be perpendicular to the hook.

Fishing this rigging style is also very easy. Just cast it out, let it sink and start twitching it. Looks really wierd, but works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks...i'll be giving it a try tonight!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was on O'Dowd Saturday before sunrise and there were already a few boats ahead of me. Caught bass on every presentation I tried. Spooks, mushroom head jigs with finesse style worm (my secret O'Dowd color grin.gif), and finished up using Manns hardnose frogs on the pads. Those hardnose baits are great as they take a lot more abuse before replacement is needed.

I've also had luck with wacky style Senkos except I first push the Senko through a split ring, which is just a little smaller than the diameter of the Senko, so it's a snug fit. Then I just slip the point of the hook under the split ring. I get the same action as putting the hook through the plastic but this way the Senko tends to last longer before rigging up the next one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will have to try the split ring trick. Soemtimes those Senkos only last for one fish, that can get expensive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

O-rings work pretty good also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try some GULP worms. They are very durable. I fish saturday and never had to replace the worm. Caught a bunch of fish on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow...that's exactly the opposite of my experience using Gulp. shocked.gif I like using it because it definately catches fish.

But when abusing it, like skipping docks or catching alot of fish, it never holds up for me very well. Seems like I'm always putting on a new one. tongue.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • eyeguy 54
      what model ryobi?  lots of them  
    • JerkinLips
      Based on Cliff's water temp of 38°F, I'm not too sure about Dec. 3-5.  Think it will be more like Dec. 7-9.  I have ice fever and I need a cure.  Last year's first ice PB of 29", 8½# shown below would definitely cure that, but it may not be until Dec. 15-16 now.  
    • kunzi26
      Hey all,   I'm sure everyone has heard, but we're finally getting some nice freezing weather heading in from up north (https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/56303:4:US). Early next week nightly lows will be sub 10's. So with ice season quickly approaching, I'd like to know what everyone usually does getting prepared to walk on water. As a newbie to ice fishing (only done it the last two seasons), I'm curious to see how everyone preps their gear and what other things you all do before going out on the ice. I finally got my hands on a nice flasher and power auger to add to the rest of my gear, any suggestions for nifty equipment to help make things easier?    This is open for any discussion on any ice fishing tips for newer fishers! Please feel free to ask questions or discuss your prep process for the season. Let's all hope for this forecast to follow through and get some good ice out there.    -JK
    • Hoey
      Forecast temperature-wise looks favorable for ice mid- to late-next week, but it does not look like the winds are going to cooperate.  
    • fishersofmen
      Would be nice to get some ice that's for sure. No doubt these forums have gone cold. 5-6 years ago there would be dozens of posts daily just on this thread. Maybe the newness of these forums has wore off or because everything has been hashed over a couple hundred times I don't know. I'm ready for some ice fishing I know that.