Did some weedless rigging today, works like a charm, except I can't get the hook to break out and barb into the CP. I let them have it for a bit, try to set it hard, but before I can reel em in, they 'spit' it out. Man I had one CP that I thought would break my rod, really bent it over. Lost it just as I was about to land it. I tried some softer stuff, but that seem to be too soft...barb would break out in the weeds and get hooked hard.
I like the look of those bullet weights and offset hooks to make the Texas rig...will have to buy a bag soon. Will look at those weedless frogs too.
Personal hook & line records:
Chain Pickerel - 24" 4lbs
Small Mouth Bass - 19.25" and 2lbs 1oz
Trout - 10"
Yellow Perch - 8"
Brown Bullhead - 10"
Shark - 120" Blue (dad's line actually
Atlantic Cod - 36" (25 to 30 lbs approx)
Mackerel - tinkers
Scoulpin - who cares