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Shaky head in grass question #13159033 05/19/19 12:41 AM
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I was throwing a shaky head today around grass and kept getting hung up really bad. I use a stand up head that is kinda bulky. What would yall recommend to help get through the grass a little easier?

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Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13159044 05/19/19 12:54 AM
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I have not found a shaky head hook that comes through grass good. To combat this I throw a Texas rig with a peg, small weight, and a floating worm. The floating worm is key as it stands up in grass same one would on a shaky head hook.

Berkley bottom hoppers are the floating worms I use. Zoom trick worms otherwise.

Interested to see others opinions.

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Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13159080 05/19/19 01:40 AM
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I would maybe try a wacky rig senko with nail weight

Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13159219 05/19/19 05:19 AM
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Flooded grass is not the same as hydrilla and aquatic grass. Nothing comes through it good, but you could try drop shot. Thick hydrilla needs to be punched.


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Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13159347 05/19/19 01:17 PM
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My little round head Davis shakyhead jighead does ok around grass but they are not really designed to work well like that.

You might try a worm weight or nail in the head with a straight shanked hook.


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Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13159355 05/19/19 01:27 PM
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https://www.thereelshot.com/products/dirty-jigs-scott-canterbury-shakey-head?utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping-feed&utm_term=Home&utm_source=googleShopping+%28via+Shopping+Feed%29&msclkid=ea55bfaeb0b11a11455ee34fe9e9341f&utm_content=Dirty+Jigs+Tackle


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Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: Wayne P.] #13159667 05/19/19 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Wayne P.
https://www.thereelshot.com/products/dirty-jigs-scott-canterbury-shakey-head?utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping-feed&utm_term=Home&utm_source=googleShopping+%28via+Shopping+Feed%29&msclkid=ea55bfaeb0b11a11455ee34fe9e9341f&utm_content=Dirty+Jigs+Tackle


Does this stand up well?

Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13159710 05/19/19 09:34 PM
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Jesse Wiggins talks about his fave Shakey Head and getting through grass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukUC-iUo5A4

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Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: TajChauvin] #13160480 05/20/19 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by TajChauvin
I have not found a shaky head hook that comes through grass good. To combat this I throw a Texas rig with a peg, small weight, and a floating worm.


+1

Pegging is an efficient way to try different techniques when scouting new water.

As TajChauvin suggested, you can peg a Texas rig to make a modified shaky head. I will also peg a Texas rig to make an improvised shallow water Carolina rig... if I get a bit or two, I will commit to a legit Carolina... if I don't, I pull the peg and carry on with a Texas rig.


Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13160490 05/20/19 03:44 PM
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Shaky head for hard bottoms, Tex-rig for grass...


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Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13160994 05/20/19 11:42 PM
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What about a swim jig head instead of a shaky head. The Sixth Sense Divine swim jig is very pointed and should slip through the grass. Not exactly the same type of presentation but that be something to try out.

Re: Shaky head in grass question [Re: coachmatt] #13161672 05/21/19 04:19 PM
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tungsten shakey heads are all I use

1/8 3/16 are the most common I use, size matters when trying to come thru anything in my opinion not to mention the extra feel you get as well as faster drop even with less weight, there are no CONS to tungsten shakey heads except the cost I suppose.

They are just a little over 1 dollar each.

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