texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
19Tracer, ChanceD, Woodrow Caw, case485, Tim11
111527 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 92,138
hopalong 82,386
Pilothawk 78,968
John175☮ 74,001
JDavis7873 67,397
Derek 🐝 63,240
Bigbob_FTW 60,494
Tritonman 58,793
Mark Perry 57,645
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics764,544
Posts9,617,774
Members111,527
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question #10648717 02/26/15 03:15 AM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 21,062
C
CCTX Online Content OP
mapquest
OP Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 21,062
Two baits that work really well this time of year include lipless crank baits (tight wobble) and wiggle warts (wide wiggle) They have actions that are on complete opposite ends of the side to side movement spectrum; so how is it that the two extremes work really well in cold water? Is it that the wiggle wart can be fished slowly resembling an early spring crawfish and the lipless tight wobble resembles a struggling shad?


[Linked Image]
Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question [Re: CCTX] #10648762 02/26/15 03:33 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,214
J
James Biggs Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
J
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,214
Shad raps (tight) do as well. You are right an extreme wobble either direction will out fish the mid range wobbles in cold water.

Re: Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question [Re: CCTX] #10648879 02/26/15 04:14 AM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 183
R
Rhaider Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 183
I think it has to do with what that looks like to them using their lateral line, there has to be something about those actions which either mimics prey species or is just so weird that they are curious and wanna figure it out. I dont have a lateral line though so I guess I will never quite understand

Re: Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question [Re: CCTX] #10648963 02/26/15 05:14 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 105
E
EJ3 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
E
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 105
My guess is both of them are catching fish off the same type of strike. The wide wiggle creates a reaction strike when it reflects off timber or the bottom. The tight wobble with the trap is a reaction bite either burning a bright colored bait or ripping grass. Same type of strike, reaction, different actions to get that strike.

Re: Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question [Re: CCTX] #10649353 02/26/15 02:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 21,062
C
CCTX Online Content OP
mapquest
OP Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 21,062
Thanks. Good ideas.


[Linked Image]
Re: Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question [Re: CCTX] #10649408 02/26/15 02:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 759
K
kirbydog Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
K
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 759
I have always thought tight wiggle does better in clear water, wide wobble in stained-muddy water.

Re: Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question [Re: CCTX] #10649479 02/26/15 03:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,733
F
Fish AKA Jerry Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
F
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,733
I mostly use a tight wobble bait in cold water and a wide wobble in warmer or stained water.If you watch a school of shad in shallow water in the hot months they seen to roll around with their bodies and turn on their side alot.In cold water they seem to be more upright and their body action seems more streamlined.But as in everything the bass will do what they want. You just can't put a hard rule on them.




FREYED KNOT

Re: Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question [Re: kirbydog] #10649531 02/26/15 03:21 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 21,062
C
CCTX Online Content OP
mapquest
OP Online Content
mapquest
C
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 21,062
Originally Posted By: kirbydog
I have always thought tight wiggle does better in clear water, wide wobble in stained-muddy water.


Bill Dance agrees--he mentions that every now and then on his show.


[Linked Image]
Re: Wide wiggle/Tight wobble question [Re: CCTX] #10649559 02/26/15 03:35 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 3,432
T
Thad Rains Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
T
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 3,432
It seems most of the time, the rat-l-baits are working when they are ripped free of grass or stumps. As mentioned above, the wider wobble probably gets bit more when it deflects off of cover or structure. NOT ALWAYS, but most of the time. I have seen wide wobble baits and tight wiggle baits catch fish when there was NO cover or structure to bounce off of. Just what the fish wanted at the time. Just some observations over the years. I have caught bigger fish with a wide wobble in colder water than throwing the idiot bait, but the idiot bait (rat-l-baits) seems to catch more fish. Go figure. Hope this helps.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains


Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3