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Shakey Headers #14473133 09/10/22 01:19 AM
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Do you always use painted heads?

Not really into finesse fishing, but tried the shakey head, was catching fish on a steady basis then broke on off, instead of tying on a green head I put on an unpainted head. Never got bit for a couple of hours, put back on a green head and began to get bit.

This is a great way to catch MLF’rs (12 inch fish)

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I have pretty equal results with both painted and natural lead colored hooks. I do see a significant difference with different colored worms though.

For now, I’m using painted owners, cause that’s what they had at academy. I don’t really have a preference on color, but I only use owners or YeahBabee brand hooks. Yeah Babee comes in all colors…even red shad or blue.


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I prefer the painted heads...confidence thing for me.

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I prefer green pumpkin. Was a non-boater for a tourney guy that had all kinds of colors made himself and would not always match the color of the worm and watched him clean up with them.

Re: Shakey Headers [Re: meP2too] #14473172 09/10/22 02:15 AM
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Green or black for me, regardless of the color of worm.

Btw, it's not just a small fish bait. We've had multiple fish over 5 on it and last year I caught a 9.72 on one.

Re: Shakey Headers [Re: meP2too] #14473186 09/10/22 02:35 AM
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Lately, it's been black. Gamakatsu G-Finesse Trickyhead Shakey Head


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Hey Monty, how do these heads perform in rip-rap or broken concrete if you fish them in these situations? Thanks in advance

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Doesn't seem to matter. I use black. My buddy who tears them up on shakey heads uses unpainted. It may matter in extremely clear water but I don't live close to any.

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Thanks for the feedback.
Caught the dunks up at Ray Roberts. Yesterday I fished near the house, at white rock caught several with it and one approached 2 1/2. Staying with painted heads for now.

Re: Shakey Headers [Re: n_fish] #14474683 09/11/22 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by n_fish
Hey Monty, how do these heads perform in rip-rap or broken concrete if you fish them in these situations? Thanks in advance

I haven't hung one up yet but I've only really used it where there is some scattered/broken concrete. I'll report back after I fish some nasty rip-rap.


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Let me know and thank you!

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Originally Posted by n_fish
Hey Monty, how do these heads perform in rip-rap or broken concrete if you fish them in these situations? Thanks in advance



I like them, but lost 4 of them today to chunk rock and rip rap.

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"This is a great way to catch MLF’rs (12 inch fish)"

Then you're fishing in the wrong places!!

Goto technique in 16 to 25 feet of water on ledges.
3/8 or 1/2oz head depending on current and wind on 17# fluro.
10" Zoom mangnum finesse worm in black or junebug.
BUNCHES of 4 to 6 pounders.
Almost never a fish under 3.

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I don't think zoom makes a 10" finesse worm. Ol monster maybe?

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Originally Posted by Txduckhunter
Green or black for me, regardless of the color of worm.

Btw, it's not just a small fish bait. We've had multiple fish over 5 on it and last year I caught a 9.72 on one.

Yep.

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