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Rock help #14128574 09/13/21 05:55 PM
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I have had a boat at Fork for nearly 20 years and had my share of hang ups on timber. I have recently started fishing lakes around DFW, Texoma in particular since i live north of McKinney, and have always heard of guys catching smallmouth and largemouth using shakey heads and Texas rigs around the rocky points and bluffs. I can't seem throw one without getting hung up between rocks and I know there has to be a better way. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong or not doing would be greatly appreciated.


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I have spent the past 45 years spitting in their mouths...increasing the size of Texas fish with every spit!

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Re: Rock help [Re: Top Waters] #14128580 09/13/21 06:00 PM
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Keep your weight less than 3/16 oz and you should hang up less. More sensitive rod / line / tungsten helps as well. It was one of those areas where spending a lot of extra money really improved my results.


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Re: Rock help [Re: Top Waters] #14128596 09/13/21 06:11 PM
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The angle of the presentation matters more with shakey head than other techniques. Long casts and working baits uphill are not good ways to fish it. It is this reason I rarely ever bank fish with the shakey head. Shorten the cast to get a better angle on the bait, you will crawl o er rocks better also. This being said, I lose 50 hooks a year on the dam. I poor my own and re tie often. Buy some edge headz from lvillelrat. They are affordable and work great.


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Re: Rock help [Re: Top Waters] #14128976 09/14/21 12:44 AM
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Round head z bend, Owner shakey head. They come in 3/16 oz and smaller.

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Thanks fellas.


GO -------> fish

"Spit in his mouth, Son. It will make him grow bigger faster"
My late grandfather Bill Chapman (and former lake patrolman at Lake Tyler, TX)
I have spent the past 45 years spitting in their mouths...increasing the size of Texas fish with every spit!

P.B. 9.4 lbs - Lake Fork
Re: Rock help [Re: Top Waters] #14133637 09/18/21 02:55 AM
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I fish a Ned rigs in rocky bodies of water. I am usually in no more than 20' of water. I get my crankbaits hung up inn the rocks as much as I do the Ned rigs. I just motor over to the other side of the rock and pull it out.


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Originally Posted by Slide_R
Keep your weight less than 3/16 oz and you should hang up less. More sensitive rod / line / tungsten helps as well. It was one of those areas where spending a lot of extra money really improved my results.


This👆🏼Fish the lightest weight you can get away with while still feeling the bottom. Keep your line tight as much as possible. A high quality sensitive rod and tungsten def helps a lot. Tight lines!


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