Author Topic: Dead stick techniques  (Read 562 times)

Offline Marrott01

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Dead stick techniques
« on: Jan 11, 2020, 05:55 AM »
Heading back to Strawberry Sunday, looking for other methods of dead sticking while I look after my young kids first time on the ice. Usually I'm set up 25-40' away from my jigging rod and flasher and pace back and forth quite a bit to keep an eye on it. Ive tried jawjackers but it wasnt setting the hook well enough and lost alot of fish. Are bobbers a better way to go?
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Re: Dead stick techniques
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2020, 06:51 AM »
Heading back to Strawberry Sunday, looking for other methods of dead sticking while I look after my young kids first time on the ice. Usually I'm set up 25-40' away from my jigging rod and flasher and pace back and forth quite a bit to keep an eye on it. Ive tried jawjackers but it wasnt setting the hook well enough and lost alot of fish. Are bobbers a better way to go?
Tough to dead stick if you cant give 100% attention to the rod..
Personally I'd try a tip up or two... you can pay attention to your kiddo and when you see the flag go off itll give added excitement to the day and help keep the interest going

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Re: Dead stick techniques
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2020, 06:54 AM »
Tough to dead stick if you cant give 100% attention to the rod..
Personally I'd try a tip up or two... you can pay attention to your kiddo and when you see the flag go off itll give added excitement to the day and help keep the interest going

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Re: Dead stick techniques
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2020, 08:33 AM »
If your missing fish on the jackers just down size the jig. I would keep using them for sure. Best thing to use for dead sticks imo
         

Offline Marrott01

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Re: Dead stick techniques
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2020, 04:29 PM »
Great advice on lightening the jig, imma give that a go and report back. Thx!
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Re: Dead stick techniques
« Reply #5 on: Jan 12, 2020, 12:53 PM »
Depending on your pole and line combo, youíll have better luck with jackers if you switch things up a bit. For instance if youíre in 20 feet of water, have a noodle rod in your jacker, and 4 lb mono, you donít have a lot there to set the hook. Whereas if you have a stout pole with some braid youíll have a lot better hook up percentage.

I usually fish in a straight line from shallow to deep water. Jig the deepest pole and look back towards shore over the rest of my sets with the jacker being furthest away and set the shallowest allowing for better hook sets.
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Re: Dead stick techniques
« Reply #6 on: Jan 16, 2020, 02:16 PM »
Maybe try a lighter hookset also.you may be pulling the hook rite out of there mouths.

 



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