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Best minnow rig #13714414 09/28/20 08:38 PM
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Currently using the rig below with an egg weight. While it’s been effective I feel like I miss too many bites. What is the best setup for hook up ratio.

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Re: Best minnow rig [Re: junbengreat] #13714435 09/28/20 08:54 PM
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We use the "bottom bouncer" rig...hence my tournament partners name here on TFF. If you google "drop shot minnow rig" you will see what it is.

Weight: 3/8 oz casting weight
Hook: Eagle Claw EL214

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Re: Best minnow rig [Re: junbengreat] #13714443 09/28/20 09:01 PM
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On the rare occasion I use minnows, I either put the minnow on a naked jig head or use a true-turn hook with a split shot.

I used a couple of my old B"M rods rigged for minnows for my stepson early this summer, I had forgotten how soft they were.
Changed to Pro Anglers , results were a lot better.

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Re: Best minnow rig [Re: junbengreat] #13714939 09/29/20 11:40 AM
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If I'm fishing brush piles I will put the weight on the bottom and tie the hook 12" up on a small snelled leader.
If I'm fishing the thick cedars then I will use the Texas Toothpick. Rarely do I loose a fish and I have caught over 10,000 fish on it over 25 years. [Linked Image]
Just this year I started fishing a crappie bomb in the brush and caught a lot on it, but the fish do get hung up a little more than the Texas Toothpick.

Re: Best minnow rig [Re: junbengreat] #13714945 09/29/20 11:47 AM
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Picture of crappie bomb, its basically a jigging spoon, the weight of it allows you to get un hung in the brush.

Re: Best minnow rig [Re: junbengreat] #13714968 09/29/20 12:20 PM
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That’s good info, it’s nice to see guys be willing to share.

Re: Best minnow rig [Re: junbengreat] #13714975 09/29/20 12:33 PM
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www.nekidtackle.com made these. I don't think he is taking orders though. Just loop a snelled hook through the swivel eye.

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