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#11226407 - 11/16/15 05:56 AM I'm ready to do some deadsticking!!
DILLIGAF Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
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Loc: Tx
Last winter was my first time deadsticking, and now I feel like a little kid at Xmas waiting on that time again. Lol
When will birds start diving and fish start gathering? Certain temperature perhaps?

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#11226413 - 11/16/15 06:03 AM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
sandjohnny Offline
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Water temps in the 50's.
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#11226468 - 11/16/15 07:00 AM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
crapyetr Offline
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Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1413
Loc: Nacog TX
explain deadsticking...just throw it out and let it sit???

Originally Posted By: DILLIGAF
Last winter was my first time deadsticking, and now I feel like a little kid at Xmas waiting on that time again. Lol
When will birds start diving and fish start gathering? Certain temperature perhaps?

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#11226492 - 11/16/15 07:22 AM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
gborg Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1498
Loc: WEATHERFORD
Good electronics are critical. Find balls of bait, drop a single jig head, usually one ounce is minimum , attach fluke, preferably not paddle tail, drop jig and fluke close and above bait ball.Use cadence, pounding boat floor, wait or anticipate tap. set hook via wrist twitch or straight upward pull. This time of year a lot of push-ups occur, whereby fish push jig upward therefore, removing weighted feel on your line.Set hook right left, or easier, attach stinger hook. BTW it isn't time, at least on the lakes we fish around W'ford . I am one of several " dead Stick" junkies here in W'ford and we fish at least two to three times per week, especially in the winter. Sleet , snow , ice and wind are part of an avid dead sticker's environment. Now, some proficient dead stickers will chime in and underscore and plus the afore mentioned. Tandem jigs have a place, however, we get too many break-offs even with 20 lb. line.

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#11226524 - 11/16/15 07:42 AM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: gborg]
crapyetr Offline
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Registered: 09/20/14
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Loc: Nacog TX
thanks...but u killed it with the sleet/snow/ice/wind...believe i'll sit n a crappie barn with the heater/coffee

Originally Posted By: gborg
Good electronics are critical. Find balls of bait, drop a single jig head, usually one ounce is minimum , attach fluke, preferably not paddle tail, drop jig and fluke close and above bait ball.Use cadence, pounding boat floor, wait or anticipate tap. set hook via wrist twitch or straight upward pull. This time of year a lot of push-ups occur, whereby fish push jig upward therefore, removing weighted feel on your line.Set hook right left, or easier, attach stinger hook. BTW it isn't time, at least on the lakes we fish around W'ford . I am one of several " dead Stick" junkies here in W'ford and we fish at least two to three times per week, especially in the winter. Sleet , snow , ice and wind are part of an avid dead sticker's environment. Now, some proficient dead stickers will chime in and underscore and plus the afore mentioned. Tandem jigs have a place, however, we get too many break-offs even with 20 lb. line.
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#11226736 - 11/16/15 09:36 AM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
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These will solve your break off issues,
https://moestackleshop.com/product/drop-shot-clips/
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#11226944 - 11/16/15 10:51 AM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
Axman9 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/03
Posts: 2102
Loc: Pottsboro, Tx, USA
Yep. When water temps get in low 50s and upper 40s it's on!!!!

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#11227036 - 11/16/15 11:49 AM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
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#11227082 - 11/16/15 12:08 PM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
gborg Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
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Loc: WEATHERFORD
hese will solve your break off issues,
https://moestackleshop.com/product/drop-shot-clips/

Good thread, however, even fishing with the drop shot set-up and line between the tandem less than 14 inches, does not stop two double digit fish on at the same time whereby one slices via gill plates tag line. It maybe me using med-heavy 6' fast action mini eye rods. ? Any input is always accepted and appreciated.

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#11227245 - 11/16/15 01:23 PM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
don the angler Offline


Registered: 09/05/01
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Loc: Dallas,Texas,USA
It is not quite dead sticking time, but they like a slow presentation now as opposed to a fast one when the water is warmer. I have had better luck with small slabs than with plastic on a jig head. It could just be me.
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#11227285 - 11/16/15 01:38 PM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
Cory Lee Offline
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Registered: 05/21/10
Posts: 108
Loc: Rockwall
What size and color flukes should I be using for Ray Hubbard? 1oz jig head?


Edited by Cory Lee (11/16/15 01:39 PM)

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#11227360 - 11/16/15 02:20 PM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
lenahorse Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
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Loc: Cash, Texas
I am just north of Tawakoni and my pond just now is 59 deg
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#11227410 - 11/16/15 02:43 PM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
sandjohnny Offline
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Registered: 01/22/06
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Loc: Azle,Tx
Don I am with you last year for the first six weeks of dead sticking we did a lot better with slabs than flukes.
Some people thought it was because I make slabs. People believe what they want to.
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#11227468 - 11/16/15 03:09 PM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
lenahorse Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
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Loc: Cash, Texas
Johnny we did the same last year, one had a slab on bottom we all had flukes we all caught but clearly the slab worked better then we all changed and were catching better, white or chartreuse.
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#11227480 - 11/16/15 03:15 PM Re: I'm ready to do some deadsticking!! [Re: DILLIGAF]
beltonbill Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 348
Matt convinced me to go to 50# line between the two lures and I have not had a break off yet. It also has not reduced my bite frequency. I picked up two 8# fish at the same time near the mid-lake trees on Tawakoni with no problem. We need an automatic thumper. After two hours of beating the boat I am tired.

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