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Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Tue Jun 23 2020 05:10
by Chris Hammond
Take a look at the 'punch' crayfish type lures. Named punch as they are designed to punch through the weed I think. Those in larger sizes rigged Texas style are pretty good in weeded water.

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Tue Jun 23 2020 06:22
by andypee
Chris Hammond wrote:
Take a look at the 'punch' crayfish type lures. Named punch as they are designed to punch through the weed I think. Those in larger sizes rigged Texas style are pretty good in weeded water.
I will have a look :thumbs:

Cheers

Andy.

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Tue Jun 23 2020 11:42
by keeponchucking
Pig shad junior with an owner beast hook. Used this last year to fish into the weeds

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Wed Jun 24 2020 07:06
by Iain Gillies
keeponchucking wrote:
Pig shad junior with an owner beast hook. Used this last year to fish into the weeds

Is that an EWG hook? I have tried large shads on this kind of arrangement over weed but have found hook up rate poor. This could possibly be down to small pike not being able to take the lure down far enough though.

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Wed Jun 24 2020 12:46
by keeponchucking
Iain Gillies wrote:
keeponchucking wrote:
Pig shad junior with an owner beast hook. Used this last year to fish into the weeds

Is that an EWG hook? I have tried large shads on this kind of arrangement over weed but have found hook up rate poor. This could possibly be down to small pike not being able to take the lure down far enough though.
Yep they are. I also had issues with hook up rates.
Found that downsizign my bait increased it, not sure if it was due to more hook expesoure when the fish takes. I would take loosing a couple of fish over taking weeds from a lure all day. Was driving me mad.

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Sun Jun 28 2020 19:06
by darrenraider
Any solf plastic fished on a Texas rig should do the trick for you 👍

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Fri Jul 31 2020 15:25
by Ratty46
Bigkev wrote:
Heddon mossboss is very for weedy venues , caught pike , chub and perch on mine , ordered one today in white scale there are 2versions. 10 grams and 7 grams caught on both
they are the nuts, i remember using one for the first time, i couldnt believe how many hits it had!

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Fri Jul 31 2020 22:06
by Mark Phillips
Another option would be a weedless jig, i.e. a stand up jig head with a brush hook guard. I've used them a lot to fish through weed on drains, most often with a small Sandra. Hook up rate is pretty good for a weedless set-up and about the only thing that stumps them is silkweed, but then there's no lure know to man that gets through that s**t. Just hop the jig in and out of weed pockets and always pause before you lift from the water - the times I have been slammed just as I start to draw the lure up at the edge. Had some very productive days using this method.

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Fri Jul 31 2020 23:25
by andypee
Mark Phillips wrote:
Another option would be a weedless jig, i.e. a stand up jig head with a brush hook guard. I've used them a lot to fish through weed on drains, most often with a small Sandra. Hook up rate is pretty good for a weedless set-up and about the only thing that stumps them is silkweed, but then there's no lure know to man that gets through that s**t. Just hop the jig in and out of weed pockets and always pause before you lift from the water - the times I have been slammed just as I start to draw the lure up at the edge. Had some very productive days using this method.
Will look into that :thumbs:

Andy.

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Mon Aug 03 2020 10:04
by Maninblack01
Stewlaws wrote:
Heddon moss boss.....caught well for me when I fished shaggy patches of Lillie's
Do you use weights with this lure as its a very slow sinker.

Re: Lures for getting in the weed ?

Posted: Mon Aug 03 2020 18:21
by Stewlaws
Maninblack01 wrote:
Stewlaws wrote:
Heddon moss boss.....caught well for me when I fished shaggy patches of Lillie's
Do you use weights with this lure as its a very slow sinker.
Never, the beauty is any cast that overshoot the margin meant it was always retrievable..... As for adding weight it was never fished other than over pads and weed beds as a surface lure. Only thing I will say is the hook up ratio was not great .. running at around 6-7/10 in my favour, dramatic hits.