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alabama rig bait question #13433756 02/10/20 02:26 PM
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I am sure this has been answered before, but I searched and could not find anything. Is there a particular style of swimbait and size yall use as trailers that have been effective. Also do yall use white or a more shad colored bait. I have thrown this lure more times than I can count and maybe caught 2 or 3 bass total. Thanks guys I appreciate it.

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Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13433793 02/10/20 02:47 PM
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Gene Larew Sweet Swimmer, bright pearl. Dip the tails and hang on.

Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13433796 02/10/20 02:50 PM
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Small baits, light jig heads and reel it slow and low


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
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Originally Posted by Douglas J
Small baits, light jig heads and reel it slow and low


- that brings up another question, do yall use jig heads or swimbait hooks?

Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13433805 02/10/20 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by coachmatt
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Small baits, light jig heads and reel it slow and low


- that brings up another question, do yall use jig heads or swimbait hooks?



open water open jig heads, grass or brush belly weight hooks


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13433920 02/10/20 04:14 PM
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Bass Pro Boss Shad works great. But the pre-rigged hook wears out after a few big sandys.

Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13433942 02/10/20 04:37 PM
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I've honestly caught more fish on the A Rig using the standard white grubs that come with the Flash Mob Jr. than I have using swim baits.


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Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13434426 02/10/20 09:58 PM
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Let me add this. Andy Poss the fellow who came up with the original Alabama Rig is a friend of mine. When he first got them going, he threw 4" Watermelon Grub on a 1/8 th oz. jig head a whole lot. He would also throw the smaller Swimming Fluke.

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Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13434444 02/10/20 10:10 PM
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I like the Berkley minnow baits that are internally weighted. With those you don't have to glue them on a jig head or keep putting them back on the jig head after they slide down. They also come in a 5 pack that is a perfect match for the 5 wire A-rig. I usually get two packs of different colors so I have enough for 2 A-rigs. I will put 4 baits the same color on the 4 outer wires and a different color on the longer center wire. Storm also makes several different sizes of weighted swimbaits but they usually come in a 3 pack. At times when the shad are real small that is when I use the Storm ones that are smaller than the Berkley ones. I usually stick with the shad patterns, some that have a green back, and some that are all chartruce. Pearl white colors just work that well for me for whatever reason, I have no idea, but that color seems to work well for a lot of others. Even a pearl white super fluke doesn't work as well for me as the other shad type and watermelon colors do.

Both the Berkley and Storm baits are pretty durable so you can catch a lot of fish on them without them falling apart too quickly. Both come with an exposed hood so I don't fish them around timber or heavy cover. For fishing one in cover I use a screw lock hook and regular small boot tail swim baits and Tx. rig them on the hook on a 3 wire A-rig.

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Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13434476 02/10/20 10:41 PM
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2 10 XD's and 3 Zara Spooks!


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Originally Posted by Bryan O'
2 10 XD's and 3 Zara Spooks!


So you throw that on a spinning set up right?

Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: LakeForkGroupie] #13434511 02/10/20 11:01 PM
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2 10 XD's and 3 Zara Spooks!


So you throw that on a spinning set up right?


Snoopy rod and a zebco 202

Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: ezbassin] #13434559 02/10/20 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ezbassin
I like the Berkley minnow baits that are internally weighted. With those you don't have to glue them on a jig head or keep putting them back on the jig head after they slide down. They also come in a 5 pack that is a perfect match for the 5 wire A-rig. I usually get two packs of different colors so I have enough for 2 A-rigs. I will put 4 baits the same color on the 4 outer wires and a different color on the longer center wire. Storm also makes several different sizes of weighted swimbaits but they usually come in a 3 pack. At times when the shad are real small that is when I use the Storm ones that are smaller than the Berkley ones. I usually stick with the shad patterns, some that have a green back, and some that are all chartruce. Pearl white colors just work that well for me for whatever reason, I have no idea, but that color seems to work well for a lot of others. Even a pearl white super fluke doesn't work as well for me as the other shad type and watermelon colors do.

Both the Berkley and Storm baits are pretty durable so you can catch a lot of fish on them without them falling apart too quickly. Both come with an exposed hood so I don't fish them around timber or heavy cover. For fishing one in cover I use a screw lock hook and regular small boot tail swim baits and Tx. rig them on the hook on a 3 wire A-rig.



I thought I was the only one who did that with the Berkley packs?

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Re: alabama rig bait question [Re: coachmatt] #13434563 02/10/20 11:32 PM
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I guess there are two of doing that with the Berkley baits. LOL

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