Hey Bullett,They have been my go to bait for trout for the last 2 years, I don't use jig heads, just a death roll hook and no weight unless needed. They really do work well.
how do you rig it with the circle hook thru the nose? in the back? slow or fast retreive? any split shot?have been meaning to try them for awhile what length for trout? bass?Gulp minnows and leeches are so much like organic bait that I only fish them with circle hooks to avoid deep hook removal.
peter what size hook do you pair with what length of minnow for trout?jsawler,
your right, I do use swivels when fishing bigger water with them(Cornwallis, West River etc.) but stopped using them in small brooks; it was hard to find a really super small swivel and when I did, unless it was the bearing swivel they didn't rotate smooth enough to make a difference. Small brook I'm only using 4lb main line to 2lb leader and usually just fippin in the current or pulling them fast across the top.
I was getting the hooks local here in the Valley at Wal-mart last season, I think they still have them. As was said above small circle hooks are also really good, hard to find up here.
As far as getting them out there, with new line on my ultra light set up, I can cast them quite a long way, they cast well.
Hi;how do you rig it with the circle hook thru the nose? in the back? slow or fast retreive? any split shot?have been meaning to try them for awhile what length for trout? bass?
thanks for all the technique tipsHi;
Through the nose when fishing like a streamer. When using a float then like a live minnow, near centre using an "O" ring. Bottom fishing with Lindy Rig either through nose or further back [test out where you can see bait] to increase 'spin' or 'roll' on slow retrieve.
Troll with jig hook through nose plus 'stinger' near tail, [or hanging free], or use old-style minnow hooks, the kind with the sharp pointy head.
I don't think size matters much with these baits, but I always say 'big baits for big fish'.
Hi Bullet,Rig them on a slow death size 6 if possible,
by starting at the head and having the hook come out by the tail and with the proper size circle hook, I like t go through the back of a 2,5 inch or smaller.
Girlfisher, It's almost Cornwallis season!!!!