View Full Version : How many of you use 1/8oz as well as smaller size jigheads?

05-24-2014, 08:31 AM
A couple of days ago I decided to go up in jighead size because the wind was nearly 20mph. Normally I use 1/32 and 1/16 oz. for a slow, shallow retrieve crappies and other panfish cannot refuse but I found that when fishing water deeper than 4' in a wind, that heavier is better. The retrieve rate can still be slow and yet even smaller 9" crappie will still bite. I even went to using larger grubs and still caught fish. Of course, windy day fishing is a much different animal than fishing pads on a calm day and line watching and feel are crucial for strike detection when the line is bowed by the wind.

Another tip I found useful was to cut a strip out of a curl tail, creating a thin straight tail. It worked as well as the curl tail and allowed for a faster rate of retrieve.

river scum
05-24-2014, 11:56 AM
i use 1/8 oz head with 2"twisters almost exclusively. i vertical jig shallow(2'-8') in timber most of the time. the heavier jig gives me more feel and lets me shake off hangups easier.

05-24-2014, 12:15 PM
1/32 oz or smaller only. And rarely do I use 1/32oz. I almost always use 1/64oz.

05-24-2014, 12:26 PM
I like to finesse crappies. 1/80-1/32 usually. 1/16 if fishing water over 10'. If its too windy I go find a protected area to fish.

05-24-2014, 12:27 PM
I use 1/48, 1/32, 1/24, 1/16, 3/32, 1/8 and have used 1/4. Depends on depth of fish, current and retrieval speed.

05-24-2014, 04:44 PM
1/16th or 1/32nd will get the job done.

05-24-2014, 07:23 PM
With the winds here in Texas I use 1/8 and if the winds are low I use 1/16.

05-24-2014, 08:22 PM
1/8 with #1 Litewirehook was one of the biggest sellers this past fall.....along with the 1/4.......they were the trick at Lake Talquin in Fl.

05-24-2014, 08:48 PM
The lightest conditions allow.Lots of 1/16 and quite a few 1/32.

05-24-2014, 08:51 PM
1/8 is my go to size. I will pair up 1/16 or 1/32 is I am fishing them dual on one line.

05-24-2014, 09:02 PM
1/16 - 1/4 only here. Crappie have bigger mouth than some think.

05-24-2014, 09:23 PM
1/8 oz with 2'' Umbrella tube is my main jig but 1/4 oz with 2.5'' glow tubes (caps and coleman by southern pro) are quickly becoming my #1. When I use hand ties it is Spanky #129 in 1/8 oz by MEATGETTER.

05-24-2014, 10:24 PM
I have 1/32 up to 3/8 oz in my bag...but, I prefer to power fish, especially in the Oklahoma wind. Yesterday (a rare calm day here) I caught a 5" Crappie on a 1/4 oz Gopher Mushroom Jig with a 5" Kalins grub on it. He had almost all of in his mouth. I'll use whatever tactic is necessary but I prefer feeling the thump on big stuff. Usually, tandem 1/8 oz jigs but very often a 1/4 and 1/8 oz with 2.5" or better plastics. When casting I do use a lot of 1/16 oz jigs. The 2.5" Southern Pro C&C glow tubes are a favorite - almost always have one on one of the rods in my hands.

05-25-2014, 09:01 AM
I usually use 1/80 up to 1/32 oz.I usually fish from shore,don't have a boat and usually in small ponds or lakes.I have some 1/16 oz in my box too.

05-25-2014, 10:13 AM
In S.W. Oklahoma there are few calm days the wind is going to blow. If calm and in winter I like 1/32-1/16 on 4 lb line. Most of the time 1/8 will be fished on 6 or 8 lb line. Tandem rigs can be any combination of the sizes mentioned. I also carry a few 1/4 ounce and sometimes use them if needed.