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#11959644 - 11/30/16 11:37 PM yum dinger question
FaithMurr Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
Posts: 87
Loc: Dimmit County
i feel like a nuisance sometimes asking all these questions lol sorry...

i wanted to know how to use a dinger? since i mainly use 3/0 ewg hooks texas rigged (idk any other rig) but with weights, i get mixed opinions on whether to use it weightless or weighted.

if weightless how do i swim it? i count to 10 then raise my rod most of the time. when i dont, i jerk my rod.

if weighted how do i do it? i normally let it sink then raise my rod tip and repeat.

am i doing it right or is there a special technique im missing out on? my bites have gone back down to 0 so im think of taking a break and maybe going catfishing for now... any advice or tips would be helpful, i just feel like im missing something.
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#11959680 - 12/01/16 02:29 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
Loganf Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 42
I love the yum dingers one of my favorite baits. I normally Carolina rig it and slow drag it. If the bite is tough I will take long pauses between drags but I try and make sure my weight is in contact with the bottom.

Other times I will wacky rig it. When I wacky I change up presentation until I find what they want and then try and stick to that. Next time I go out I'm gonna put it on a swing head jig and see how it does.

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#11959683 - 12/01/16 02:53 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
FaithMurr Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
Posts: 87
Loc: Dimmit County
i never thought of wacky rigging or using Carolina rig. i do have a jig head with a spiral screw thing, not sure what its really called? ill try those three next time i go out if its not too cold out ):
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#11959747 - 12/01/16 06:39 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
Loganf Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 42
The jig head with a screw thing is probably a shaky head. If it is a trick worm works well with those. I know people also Texas rig the dinger but I don't have as good of luck that way

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#11959758 - 12/01/16 06:53 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4280
Loc: somervell county
You actually are already using probably the #1 way of rigging this very versatile bait. Texas rigged. For weightless simply remove the weight. Good anywhere but great in grass. Use a hook just heavy enough to allow the bait to sink SLOWLY(3/0-4/0 EWG). Slow and patient is the key. When you can't stand it anymore throw is an occasional twitch. Other times you can fish it weightless but fast: "twitch-twitch-pause" like a jerk bait. Wacky-Rigged(hook in middle of bait) is another excellent choice. Google search these techniques for examples. You will find useful YouTube tutorials. The "jig thingy w/spiral" sounds like a shakey-head. Another excellent choice. Carolina Rigged is another popular way. Unlimited ways to fish this plastic!
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#11959827 - 12/01/16 07:54 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12487
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
The Yum Dinger is one of my best baits for wacky rigging. Love it, especially in the spring.

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#11959840 - 12/01/16 07:58 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
bluebonnet2 Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 519
Loc: marshall, tx
good morning,

wacky rig......wat/red, dipped(chart)...Owner 6/0 ewg....30# spiderwire camo braid.....8 inch........"el salto".....10.5 #.....12 ft.....photo with her tail bent around




i also used c-rig,and TEXAS rig, and weightless.....i fish east TEXAS...........i love YUM dingers......

good luck,
PURA VIDA,
bluebonnet2


Edited by bluebonnet2 (12/01/16 08:01 AM)

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#11959857 - 12/01/16 08:10 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
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Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4050
Loc: Dallas,tx
No wrong way to fish it I like a pegged TX rig pitch it in the junk or hop it off the bottom.


Edited by bradnitro175 (12/01/16 08:10 AM)
Edit Reason: Man that fish is black

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#11959890 - 12/01/16 08:28 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 11139
Loc: Dallas, TX
There are so many ways to rig it and fish it--which makes dingers/senkos/other stick baits one of the most popular, versatile, and effective baits. How they are rigged and fished will depend on confidence, how active the fish are, if you are fishing deep or shallow, and the type of cover you are fishing. In general, fish them the most efficient way you can for that particular circumstance.

Five common ways I rig them
1. Weightless Trig (3/0 hook for 5 inch 4/0 hook for 6 inch)
2. Weightless wacky (size 2 weedless straight shank hook)
3. Trig with a nail weight
4. Wacky with nail weight
5. light split shot either trig or wacky

Three common ways to fish them
1. cast it and let it fall on semislack line. If it touches bottom without getting hit, reel in slack and then sweep rod to 10 o'clock position and let it fall again on semi slack line. Repeat
2. if fish are more active: twitch twitch pause
3. slowly dragging them on the bottom
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#11960071 - 12/01/16 10:03 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
Connor S Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 411
Loc: TEXAS
Weightless Texas rig, or wacky rigged with a Gary Yamamoto Senko.

Yum Dingers are fine and catch fish, but the GY Senkos are the original, the best, and will simply get you more bites.

There is a wrong and a right way to hook a stick bait as well. Attached is a video explaining of the right way. vvvv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mvx9tbEpTE

Goodluck, and don't forget about the weightless fluke!
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#11960269 - 12/01/16 11:47 AM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 379
Loc: South Texas
Along with all those techniques already mentioned, I also use a small spinner (Colorado or Willow) screwed into the rear of a T-Rig. It's called a MJ Rig. I've used this with success on pressured water. It also works well weightless in & over grass. I cut about 1/4-3/8 inch of the rear to give the screw-loc something to go into.

Here is a link to get the spinners and a picture of the rig.

http://talonfishing.com/talonwormbladesblingforyourplasticbaits.aspx
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#11960398 - 12/01/16 12:48 PM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
FaithMurr Offline
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Registered: 09/26/16
Posts: 87
Loc: Dimmit County
wow ok im at the lake right now, going to try all these tips, given if i have the tackle. thanks a mill
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#11960455 - 12/01/16 01:13 PM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
Jdunn12 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/16
Posts: 83
Loc: Oklahoma
I'll fish it weightless(flat calm), 3/16oz(slight ripple), 1/4oz(anything else) and like to use a 3/0 offset
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#11960530 - 12/01/16 02:07 PM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
2015fordnut Online   sick
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 1762
Loc: Garland, TX
Mostly Trig weightless but I like a barrel swivel about 6-8" ahead of it so has a sight weight as well as helps eliminate line twist. Sometime Trig with nail in the tail too especially around reeds or cattails.
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#11960532 - 12/01/16 02:10 PM Re: yum dinger question [Re: FaithMurr]
kevine80 Offline
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 332
Loc: humble texas
connors post +1

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