Guest Posted December 2, 2009 Report Share Posted December 2, 2009 Sounds like a lot more people are interested in winter fishing. I thought it would be good to start a thread on the subjects of lures to use and areas in the river to focus on. If I had one lure to use all winter it would be a tube. Probably 1/8 ounce. But heavier or lighter is good to try. I've been using Owner ultra heads finesse type and Oldham's screwlock jigheads. Other jigheads are just fine as long as you're not snagging too much or missing too many fish. I've never used Hairjigs and pork rinds much. The guy that got me started winter fishing swore by them. He sent me 1/4oz jigs which I promptly snagged up and lost. These would've been great to fish off a boat at a high angle but snagged up from a wading position. Had a hard time getting 1/16 or 1/8oz jigs and finding green spin frog porkrinds that he recommended. At the end of it tubes caught a lot of fish and were cheaper to lose, but it would be good to touch base with fisherman that use other types of jigs. I think fish might hang onto a porkrind a little longer so I'll have to test this out. Having fish hang on a little longer would really help out when fishing in stronger current where fish tend to hit the jig but then drop it. I have had some days when a small 2" crappie tube out produced the bigger 3 1/2" This winter I'm going to try using a different presentation if I'm fishing with some one or change once fish are located. Maybe we can get a few people to hit the Kankakee all on the same day and try a few different things Had a real nice day in Indiana. Located the fish with tubes and got one on a suspending jerkbait and had one hit on a fluke. So I'm starting to expand the arsenal. Time to go fish. Phil F Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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