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went to cherokee for a few this morning. caught 5 lm, 1 keeper. keeper on a carolina rigged sooie. switched to my spinning outfit, used a yum watermellon pearl lam 5" dinger on a 3/0 hook and 8lb mono. caught 4 more but i bet i missed 30+ hits on this set up. first time i ever tried this set up. anyone else have any better ratio on hooksets using this? i tried slow retrieve, rod tip low , rod tip high. tip low and dead slow retrieve got me the most hook-ups. it was a blast anyway.

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went to cherokee for a few this morning. caught 5 lm, 1 keeper. keeper on a carolina rigged sooie. switched to my spinning outfit, used a yum watermellon pearl lam 5" dinger on a 3/0 hook and 8lb mono. caught 4 more but i bet i missed 30+ hits on this set up. first time i ever tried this set up. anyone else have any better ratio on hooksets using this? i tried slow retrieve, rod tip low , rod tip high. tip low and dead slow retrieve got me the most hook-ups. it was a blast anyway.

Believe it or not Ive found that the best retrieve is not to retrieve at all. Dead sticking and barely twitching will really lure em in!

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+1 on deadsticking the TX or wacky rig.

I use a MH/Fast baitcaster rigged w/ 10 lb fluoro. I like the weighted wacky heads (tru tungsten's has the best steel). Hooksets are pretty much like TX rigged weightless senkos.

Like others have mentioned above, I've had more strikes on this presentation that any other I've tried in the past few years. Has been a real kicker for me on Cherokee and Douglas. Has also been a limit-filler for me on the Potomac and Guntersville. Have had some nice fish on this presentation, too. Don't limit yourself to senko-type baits. I wacky rig trick worms all the time and wear fish out on them. I also fish trick and large profile worms weightless. Deadly in grass and on wood.

PM me if you want/need more detail.

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I have used dead sticking technique for years, even on my Flukes. I just use a heavy wire hook cause my baits float really well and have to have to added hook weight to get them to sink at all. Once they begin their fall and get out of site I become a line watcher waiting for the line to jump. I have been doing that with stick baits and trick worms also like Airbourne says. Sometimes it takes the patience of a saint waiting for my baits to sink but in many cases the wait is worth it.

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went to cherokee for a few this morning. caught 5 lm, 1 keeper. keeper on a carolina rigged sooie. switched to my spinning outfit, used a yum watermellon pearl lam 5" dinger on a 3/0 hook and 8lb mono. caught 4 more but i bet i missed 30+ hits on this set up. first time i ever tried this set up. anyone else have any better ratio on hooksets using this? i tried slow retrieve, rod tip low , rod tip high. tip low and dead slow retrieve got me the most hook-ups. it was a blast anyway.

what is a dinger? is it like a fluke? if it is like a fluke then i run my hook completely out of it and then pinch some of the plastic back over the tip of the hook. I have a buddy who runs the hook completely out of the fluke and makes sure the hook is laying right against the back of the fluke. and what is a sooie?

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what is a dinger? is it like a fluke? if it is like a fluke then i run my hook completely out of it and then pinch some of the plastic back over the tip of the hook. I have a buddy who runs the hook completely out of the fluke and makes sure the hook is laying right against the back of the fluke. and what is a sooie?

yum makes both the dinger and the sooie. the dinger is a stick bait and theirs has a shallow indentation on top for the point of the hook to ride in. the sooie is a creature bait part worm part craw part lizard with kind of a tube-like tail it is deadly around rocks when texas rigged and you can sink swim it when you feel the rocks. i like to carolina rig it near structure where i know what the bottom looks like and cast it reel slack slow count to 10 or 20 hop it reel slack and wait for strike. softy has some good looking dinger like baits and i think dixie baits does too. dont beafraid to use bigger hook 4/0-5/0 .you will be amazed at how even a little bass can inhale a big bait, not to mention you wont have to do surgery on bigger ones trying to get back the hook when they swallow it.

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