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Old 11-04-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I'm in the market for some lead molds and wanted to see what design people here like for Columbia smallies. I would go with a weedless design and was leaning towards football shape. Anyone with some positive input on this? Thanks

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Hello everyone. I'm in the market for some lead molds and wanted to see what design people here like for Columbia smallies. I would go with a weedless design and was leaning towards football shape. Anyone with some positive input on this? Thanks
I use a 1/2 oz foot ball jig and paint it brown or green to look like a craw fish tail with shell lines on it. when I don't have any more I quit fishing. I don't use weed less jigs but I fish on rocks and mud bottom.
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Ned Jig! best day this year with the Ned Jig was 82 Columbia bass.
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Ned Jig! best day this year with the Ned Jig was 82 Columbia bass.
What weight size do you use? when the wind kicks up I feel like I want more weight. Ned's are very light.
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Ned Jig! best day this year with the Ned Jig was 82 Columbia bass.
I started using the Zman weedless Ned jigheads in the rocks in the Willamette and they do a great job of reducing snags. The size I use most is the smallest with that feature which is 1/10oz. I wish they would make them in the 1/15oz size.

Basically, the wire weedguard doubles as a great rock guard.
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Ned rig jigs for the win!
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What weight size do you use? when the wind kicks up I feel like I want more weight. Ned's are very light.
3/16 oz. I have landed over 600 smallmouth this year on the Ned Jig!
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WOW! You guys use light jig heads! I have trouble going that light in the wind. I guess I was really asking about Football style and the like. I'm not really sure what to call that style of jig? The ones with the skirts. I see Football, Arkey, and flipping style ect. While I'm fishing on the Columbia I usually end up in the weed beds and I want to punch in there with a jig to see if I can pull out a few bass. I guess more of a vertical presentation. I am expanding by tackle and am very unfamiliar with many of the myriad of Bass tackle. Thanks for the help!!!
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WOW! You guys use light jig heads! I have trouble going that light in the wind. I guess I was really asking about Football style and the like. I'm not really sure what to call that style of jig? The ones with the skirts. I see Football, Arkey, and flipping style ect. While I'm fishing on the Columbia I usually end up in the weed beds and I want to punch in there with a jig to see if I can pull out a few bass. I guess more of a vertical presentation. I am expanding by tackle and am very unfamiliar with many of the myriad of Bass tackle. Thanks for the help!!!
Most of my fishing is done over rocky bottoms on the Willamette. I usually want the lightest jighead that keeps me in contact with the bottom.

For that type of fishing you are describing you might also want to consider a power shot. (Drop shot but texas rigged and with a heavy weight to punch through cover.)

Best of luck!
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WOW! You guys use light jig heads! I have trouble going that light in the wind. I guess I was really asking about Football style and the like. I'm not really sure what to call that style of jig? The ones with the skirts. I see Football, Arkey, and flipping style ect. While I'm fishing on the Columbia I usually end up in the weed beds and I want to punch in there with a jig to see if I can pull out a few bass. I guess more of a vertical presentation. I am expanding by tackle and am very unfamiliar with many of the myriad of Bass tackle. Thanks for the help!!!
You could go up in weight or go to braid and it will sink faster and you will have better feel for what is going on way down there. The Ned Jig does have a jig skirt on it. It's kind of a small bait but big fish love it because the jig skirt makes it look more bulky.
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