So what's your favorite big bait for bucket mouths? Hard to find any right now, biggest I can seem to find are 2.25" Mr. Crappie jigs.
Not always, but matchin the hatch is. And also a larger bait is easier for them to see in stained water. 1/4 0z head is the largest I go and that is for deep water and wind mostly. I also use a split shot if needed. But mostly 1/8 oz., and I have had more than one say my tails are too long, but an overall of 3" in stained water seems to be good for me. And if I need smaller, I usually have some with me. To each his own!