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Old 12-19-2023, 11:43 AM   #1
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basic thoughts on weight

What is your basic thoughts on the weight of your leadheads. I tend to fish as light as possible. 3/8oz in Mission or Newport, 3/8-1oz in SD Bay or while fishing calicoes. But, I realized today that this comes from fishing regular leadheads and trying to avoid eel grass and rock. That constant worry about losing lead.

But, I almost exclusively fish Warbait heads now. I'm thinking that if I went heavier in general I might do better. Lord knows that all the pics I see on FB of guys catching calicoes are on 3/4-2oz heads.

What ya think?
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Old 12-22-2023, 05:22 PM   #2
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Go heavy! If you are fishing 60-80" of water and the fish are on the bottom--you waste a ton of time getting your bait to the bottom. The minimum weight I fish is 1 oz usually 1.5 - 2.0. It is a lot more efficient to crank a heavy jig faster than to wait for a 1/2 -3/4 oz to get to the strike zone.ghttp://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/attachment.php?attachmentid=30261&stc=1&d=17032983 78et in http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1703298378
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Old 12-24-2023, 08:44 PM   #3
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Go heavy! If you are fishing 60-80" of water and the fish are on the bottom--you waste a ton of time getting your bait to the bottom. The minimum weight I fish is 1 oz usually 1.5 - 2.0. It is a lot more efficient to crank a heavy jig faster than to wait for a 1/2 -3/4 oz to get to the strike zone.ghttp://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/attachment.php?attachmentid=30261&stc=1&d=17032983 78et in http://www.bigwatersedge.com/bwevb/a...1&d=1703298378
Nice! Good looking Calicos!
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Old 02-27-2024, 03:19 PM   #4
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Weight

There is no one right weight to use. Too many factors involved. To be successful you have to put your offering in front of the fish. That can be shallow, over the Kelp, or deep on a Rocky Reef. Sometimes it has to stay there for a while. Adjust accordingly. I carry 1/4 oz to 3 oz, jigheads, a range of sizes from 5 inches to 8 inches, in a rainbow of colors. Adjust size, adjust color, adjust weight until they just suck it down. Then you are in business.
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Old 02-29-2024, 01:11 PM   #5
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Depends on conditions for me, like current, wind, drift speed. I usually use 1.5-3oz for my jigs as I like to drift over locations and many of those are deep.
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Old 04-01-2024, 06:42 AM   #6
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There is no one right weight to use. Too many factors involved. To be successful you have to put your offering in front of the fish. That can be shallow, over the Kelp, or deep on a Rocky Reef. Sometimes it has to stay there for a while. Adjust accordingly. I carry 1/4 oz to 3 oz, jigheads, a range of sizes from 5 inches to 8 inches, in a rainbow of colors. Adjust size, adjust color, adjust weight until they just suck it down. Then you are in business.
what's the name of the Fish bro?
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what's the name of the Fish bro?
Kelp Bass

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