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#10987317 - 07/19/15 06:07 PM Best shakey head for fishing rip rap
deepwater Offline
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Registered: 05/19/02
Posts: 53
Loc: Colleyville,Texas,USA
I have been trying to fish the rip rap along the dam with a 1/4 oz football shakey head, but have been frustrated by the number of times it hangs up in the rocks. I seem to have less snags if I throw directly at the dam rather than the usual 30 degrees ahead of the boat, but still spend a lot of time hung in the rocks. Does anyone have suggestion on brand or type of stand up jig head to use. Any other helpful hints would be appreciated.

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#10987362 - 07/19/15 06:31 PM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 21588
Loc: Bedford, TX
go to an 1/8 oz or less. I use just a simple sliding lead bullet weight. feel a rock, then just lift it a little.
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#10987460 - 07/19/15 07:21 PM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
Randy Harrell Offline
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Registered: 03/30/10
Posts: 1427
Loc: Winnsboro, Tx
+1 on 1/8th or less. Keep your rod tip high so that when you hop the bait in comes straight up off the bottom. If you drag it, it will hang up a lot.
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#10987939 - 07/19/15 10:57 PM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
LumberKat Offline
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Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 288
Loc: Centex
I like the 1/8 oz spot remover for fishing rip rap.

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#10988002 - 07/20/15 12:46 AM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 174
Loc: Killeen, TX
The football head jig is more for flat smooth areas, that thing as you found out will get hung up on every rock it passes. I've lost more fish on a spot remover than any other shakey head. I've switched to Dirty Jigs, no problems!
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#10988006 - 07/20/15 12:59 AM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
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Registered: 06/11/12
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Best advice is to buy a lot of shaky head jigs, rip rap tends to eat them...
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#10988009 - 07/20/15 01:09 AM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: Doug R.]
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Registered: 10/05/10
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Best advice is to buy a lot of shaky head jigs, rip rap tends to eat them...



Agree with this, reason I started poring my own. Makes loosing 3-4 each trip alot easier.
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#10988209 - 07/20/15 08:11 AM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: Doug R.]
J-2 Offline


Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 3855
Loc: Flower Mound TX
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Best advice is to buy a lot of shaky head jigs, rip rap tends to eat them...


This. ^^
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#10989448 - 07/20/15 05:52 PM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
Marooned Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1387
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I like the Owner 1/8 oz. shaky head. It does pretty well around rocks. It has a spring holder with a centering pin. Also has a 4/0 hook. Best shaky head I've found.
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#10989482 - 07/20/15 06:07 PM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
wagonwheel Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 399
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I also like the owner 1/8 or 1/4 oz. The round one, it does not have the spring holder pin thing, just a hook. Try weightless around the rip rap. Once you learn to fish weightless (patience) you will have at least one line ready at all times.
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#10990106 - 07/20/15 10:53 PM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
bFROG5 Offline
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Registered: 05/24/15
Posts: 325
Loc: Fort Worth, TX.
find a shakey head that has a football head design so it comes through rip rap a lot better plus they skip under docks much better also .
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#10990259 - 07/21/15 05:19 AM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 3277
I've caught more fish on an 1/8 oz Pro Model Spot Remover than I have any other shakey head. I switched to a football head type and didn't seem to get hung up any less. I think it's just the nature of the beast when fishing rip rap. Also agree with keeping your rod tip vertical.

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#10990500 - 07/21/15 08:07 AM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10068
Loc: Dallas, TX
If you have the patience for it, neko rig with a 1/0 hook trigged with the hook eye facing the tail just above the nose weight works well around rip rap.
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#10990612 - 07/21/15 08:44 AM Re: Best shakey head for fishing rip rap [Re: deepwater]
txmark1959 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 1160
Loc: Onalaska, TX
I also like the 1/8 oz Pro model spot remover for fishing rip rap. But also as mentioned above.....but a bunch!
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