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Sorry for silly question but bought some 1/8 oz jig heads and what I thought were the right DOA Cals....see pic...but the hook looks a little big. should I have gotten a longer DOA? Just trying to figure this flats fishing thing out. :huh

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  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 13,243 AG
    I would try to find a smaller jig head, you can go larger on the DOA, I did the same thing, but i fished it anyway and caught trout. Had better luck with the red head one though, but i know people who swear by the chartreuse.
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  • RealSeabeeRealSeabee Posts: 583 Officer
    There are several colors to use in the IRL, as long as they are chartreuse...LOL
    When Practice meets opportunity, Set-The-Hook!
  • RealSeabeeRealSeabee Posts: 583 Officer
    I am terrible with NAMES of lure but here is a pic with my Favorite Jig head to use. With so many selections out there I agree it can be easy to get the "wrong" ones....lol. I have a bunch of "wrong" ones if anyone is interested. Like the old adage says, If I knew then what I know now I'd probably only own three sizes and colors.
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  • RealSeabeeRealSeabee Posts: 583 Officer
    2nd from the bottom...right hand column. White/Red Eye
    When Practice meets opportunity, Set-The-Hook!
  • Ikaika KaiIkaika Kai Posts: 5 Greenhorn
    What 3 sizes and color would you choose
  • dwbiggsdwbiggs Posts: 37 Greenhorn
    The only fish to hit that chartruese rootbeer jig in Crane Creek this morning was a Cichlid. :willynilly
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,925 AG
    dwbiggs wrote: »
    Sorry for silly question but bought some 1/8 oz jig heads and what I thought were the right DOA Cals....see pic...but the hook looks a little big. should I have gotten a longer DOA? Just trying to figure this flats fishing thing out. :huh

    It is fine...thread it on straight and bring the hook out thru the "A" of DOA printed on the top.
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  • dtmdtm Posts: 327 Deckhand
    I like to use jig heads that have more holding grip on the head as the single barbs want hold the tail after a few stikes its ok if you change tails a lot but if you are using gulp baits its better to get the jigheads that secure the tails better.

    DTM
  • RealSeabeeRealSeabee Posts: 583 Officer
    Had to go with four just for safety :)...It is only how I do things, I am sure many folks have many different ways and ideas. Take a look at DTM's reply...agree 100% and my little 1/16oz is a Two Prong that absolutely works.


    Ikaika Kai wrote: »
    What 3 sizes and color would you choose
    When Practice meets opportunity, Set-The-Hook!
  • dwbiggsdwbiggs Posts: 37 Greenhorn
    So the white baits work best for you? Read that white works best in sandy areas and use darker baits and chartreuse? in brackish...you find that to be true?
  • RealSeabeeRealSeabee Posts: 583 Officer
    Yes, I do tend to go with white but probably because when I am throwing Plastics it is normally throwing at holes while looking for the Targeted fish...always fish that burn drag. But hey, when I find the old "Lock Jaw" fish I throw every color in the box at them and it seems that most times it is a White w/ Chartreuse or White w/ Red that gets them to eat if, they are going to. My son on the boat with me, doing the same thing, only throws Root Beer w/ Chartreuse Tail DOA or Large Flukes in the same color and he does WELL most of the time. He has confidence in his and I do in mine but we all "sway" if the guy next to you is killin' it.
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  • TactileNeckTactileNeck Posts: 63 Deckhand
    RealSeabee wrote: »
    There are several colors to use in the IRL, as long as they are chartreuse...LOL

    Hahaha...:rotflmao
  • roto7777roto7777 Posts: 2,545 Captain
    the jighead in the original pic is perfect
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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