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#11608157 - 05/17/16 12:06 PM Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged?
Tatorbones Offline
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What do you prefer weightless or weighted Texas Rigged?

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#11608165 - 05/17/16 12:09 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
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Weighted
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#11608166 - 05/17/16 12:09 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
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#11608172 - 05/17/16 12:11 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
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Taterbones, by definition, a Texas Rig is fished with a bullet type slip sinker. Anything else is just a weightless worm with the hook embedded in the plastic.
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#11608175 - 05/17/16 12:14 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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weighted

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#11608182 - 05/17/16 12:19 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
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If it is a senko weightless... breakdance
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#11608190 - 05/17/16 12:23 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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When the bass are super lethargic or when bait fish are spawning one of my favorite techniques is a weightless trick worm worked around matted grass or pads! if I can find a hole about the size of a soft ball or bigger just hold on! Seriously super deadly certain times of the year.
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#11608321 - 05/17/16 01:17 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
Tatorbones Offline
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I understand that a Texas Rig technically is with a weight but thought that would be the easiest way to explain my question.

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#11608336 - 05/17/16 01:24 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
ezbassin Offline
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Senko or fluke in shallow water I prefer weightless.
Worm, creature bait, or craw tube I prefer weighted.

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#11608342 - 05/17/16 01:29 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
dandeeks Offline
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always weighted... except for senkos. It then just depends on how windy it is.

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#11608442 - 05/17/16 02:10 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: ezbassin]
Sparlin Offline
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Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Senko or fluke in shallow water I prefer weightless.
Worm, creature bait, or craw tube I prefer weighted.


This ^^^
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#11608464 - 05/17/16 02:21 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
Bigron119 Offline
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How ever the fish want it. banana

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#11608560 - 05/17/16 03:01 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
Brad R Offline
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I'd only add that if you are fishing really snaggy bottoms where you'd get hung up a lot with a normal bullet weight Texas Rig, but you still want to fish on the bottom, I have often just pinched on a small split shot to get it down but it makes it harder to snag.

No, you don't get that "hop" where the bullet weight gets ahead of the worm if you pop the rod, but I'll sometimes trade that for losing tackle.

Brad

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#11608629 - 05/17/16 03:24 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
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Weighted 90% of the time. Might only be a swivel or nail..but some sort of weight.
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#11608717 - 05/17/16 04:09 PM Re: Weighted or Weightless Texas rigged? [Re: Tatorbones]
txmasterpo Offline
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Weighted of course.....tungsten always....sometimes a plastic bead....if I want weightless I'm wacky rigged....or fishing flukes
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