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robbor
12-16-2010, 05:05 AM
im taling in the neighborhood of 3/16 and up and want is you application?

bugman
12-16-2010, 06:05 AM
I use 1/4oz to spider rig with at times.

bchappell
12-16-2010, 07:38 AM
We use them to spider rig and long line troll in deep water.

BigMack
12-16-2010, 09:17 AM
1/4oz most of the time, heavier in windy conditions for pitching around brush.
In spring I go to 1/32 for the really shallow bite.

skeetbum
12-16-2010, 09:34 AM
I use 1/8th regularly and now that the fish are deep, 1/4 wouldn't be out of line. I vertical jig and troll but have never have trolled with anything over 1/8. Someone posted last year that they used 1/2 oz tight lining and said that the crappie didn't care.

skiptomylu
12-16-2010, 09:46 AM
Use both 1/8 and 1/4 in summer and at night summer. Also will use 1/8 on windy days when they are in about 11'-15' (water depth) trolling by just holding it right next to me.

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beagle man
12-16-2010, 10:22 AM
1/64 cold,1/32cool,1/8 warm,1/32 hot,1/8real hot

Yodibuzz
12-16-2010, 10:34 AM
o ya lots of jobs for the bigger jigs. use them to increase lure speed , deal with current or wind ,
increase depth ,bigger thump on bottom to call em in ,penetrate heavy weeds or cover are just a few.

Bronson
12-16-2010, 12:04 PM
I use 1/8 the majority of the time when tightlining. I have used 1/4 when I fish real deep. You have better feel with it. You can feel the bite better and also when you are bumping into brush. Also good to use when it is windy.

For casting, I normally use 1/16th except on real still days when fish seem to prefer a slow fall, then I use a 1/32nd.

Locator79
12-16-2010, 12:17 PM
1/8th is the heaviest jig I'll use, anything else doen't feel right on the end of my line.

BumpBump
12-16-2010, 12:57 PM
1/32 - 1/16 -1/8 - 1/4 - using 1/16 or 1/8 mostly in deadsticking trees, 1/8 in Kansas wind. 1/32 in shallow spring, 1/4 in deep water and drifting ( need to start trolling 1/4 seems 1/4 hang more often, use plastics on them . . . think might go down in hook size to help hang ups) really like feel of 1/32 need to use more this next year with 4lb line. Use 6lb yellow stren and 10/2 power pro mostly. Just started useing power pro this year . . . reallly like it, don't know if it is lack of strech or diameter for good feel. Think need small line with smaller jig, just my 2cts.

Fatman
12-16-2010, 08:35 PM
1/32 up to 1/4. Always good to have a good selection

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
12-16-2010, 09:29 PM
1/8 my favorite.

robbor
12-16-2010, 09:38 PM
Also the last time out when i went to 1/8 heads i did not like the feel or the action on my light BNM sam heaton 7" rod it was a little to mushy for my taste. i guess i need a separate rod for light vs heavier jigs.

PIGINTHEPIGPEN
12-16-2010, 09:42 PM
Also the last time out when i went to 1/8 heads i did not like the feel or the action on my light BNM sam heaton 7" rod it was a little to mushy for my taste. i guess i need a separate rod for light vs heavier jigs.

They sure feel good on my 12' BnM Sam Heaton SS

crappiencali
12-16-2010, 10:26 PM
I use 1/8th most of the time. But when I spider rig or when its windy I'll use 1/4 oz.

crappiedoc
12-17-2010, 07:58 AM
I'll use a 3/8 head pitchin flukes or jerk minnows when windy, I'll also use a 1/2 spoon I make. But generally fish 1/16, 1/8, 1/4. I'm never afraid to fish big, we catch some of our biggest crappies walleye fishing, so we've adapted techniques for this kind of fishing. Some lakes they'll hit it others they won't. The stained or dirty lakes this works better.

frank lawhead
12-17-2010, 08:21 AM
1/32 - 1/16 -1/8 - 1/4 - using 1/16 or 1/8 mostly in deadsticking trees, 1/8 in Kansas wind. 1/32 in shallow spring, 1/4 in deep water and drifting ( need to start trolling 1/4 seems 1/4 hang more often, use plastics on them . . . think might go down in hook size to help hang ups) really like feel of 1/32 need to use more this next year with 4lb line. Use 6lb yellow stren and 10/2 power pro mostly. Just started useing power pro this year . . . reallly like it, don't know if it is lack of strech or diameter for good feel. Think need small line with smaller jig, just my 2cts.

Theres a guide that sells a 1/4 oz. with light wire and smaller hook [lake shelbyville guide.com]--works great in deep brush