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Kaby Mud Bug

Lindy Rig Questions

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Hey guys -- I am a beginner lindy rigger, but going up to Kab this weekend and wanted a few tips. Here are my questions:

1. How long should the snell be after the weight? 2 feet, 3 feet, less?

2. Do you use a spinner or a blade, or should I just use a hook? What about colored beads?

3. How do you hook the minnow? Through the lips, or some other way? How about leeches.

Any tips will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

- 'da Mud Bug

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I'm not an expert, but here's what I use. When I make my leaders, I stretch my arms out wide with the line from hand to hand, so I suppose they are about 5-6 feet long: you need to get the bait up and out of the plentiful rocks on the bottom. I usually use a red bead just in front of the hook. Hooks themselves can vary, but color can sometimes make a difference. I'm partial to red or blue hooks, but plain works, too. I usually don't use a blade. Minnows through the lower lip and upper lip/head. Leeches just behind the sucker - they usually stay on longer there.

Like I say, I'm not an expert, but this is the stuff I use, besides jigs. Seems to work for me.

I'm coming up 6/9-15, and can't wait.

Good luck.

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Im also a beginning lindy rigger. Ive only caught 1 or 2 on them before. Do you usually let line out when you feel a bite and wait to set the hook or set it right away?

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I always use 2' snells and set the hook right away with minnows or leeches. 2' snells keep your bait closer to the bottom.

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1.) Usually about a 24-32" snell.

2.) You can use a spinner blade if you are going to troll or drift at a slightly faster speed. I usually just use a plain hook. Owner hooks with the chartuese bead on the top are my favorites.

3.) Minnows-through the lips and stright up through the head, sometimes through the gills.

Leeches-in the hard spot just behind the sucker.

Other than that keep a steady speed, whether you are drifting or trolling, this prevents line tangle.

Take Care and Good Luck Fishing!

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I go with the longest snell I can stand 6-8 feet. I do not buy lindy rigs I make my own. I use vanish line with a red hook and either some beads or a black float about a foot up the line. If I use a spinner I get more fish on gold ones. To set the hook I hold my pole high, when I feel a bite I lower my pole wait for the line to tighten up and then set the hook. People I fish with give more line but I don't think it matters. If the fish is on its on. This rig or Jig heads is all I use. Good Luck grin.gif

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ShutupNfish, I don't use lindys either, I like an egg sinker, a swivel, and an owner snell, which comes with a chartruse covering over the knot at the hook. I vary the length of the snell depending where the strike zone may be at. I sometimes use a floater, a floating jig head and if I use crawlers, I always inflate them. Speed is very crucial if you use a spinner and want the right action.

guts

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Hey guys. Just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for all of the information leading up to my annual Kab trip. The fishing was wonderful and your tips helped.

Thanks again for the help and I be back on these boards next year for the latest hot spots...

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