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Buck tail jig for dolphin

Old 08-08-2018, 10:51 AM
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Default Buck tail jig for dolphin

whats a good weight for the buck tails you throw for dolphin/cobia I've used a few different ones but nothing stands it to me
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
whats a good weight for the buck tails you throw for dolphin/cobia I've used a few different ones but nothing stands it to me
I find the 2oz Spros are a good balance of weight and hook size/strength.
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I use 6 oz or 8 oz.
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Originally Posted by Miss Trial View Post
I use 6 oz or 8 oz.
ok these is what I was thiking
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TorFed may fish in a different current and for different size fish than I do.
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:06 AM
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I either use the 1 1/2-2 oz spros or 2-3 oz blue water candy cobia jigs. always with a 6" curly tail gulp with the first inch or so cutoff.
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We use 2 oz for cobia
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:29 AM
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3oz-5oz. larger jigs help with not hooking chicken dolphin .
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:36 AM
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As little weight as you can cast and work properly.

Heavy jigs and jumping fish work well as de hookers.

I have had good luck with heavier plastics that can be cast with no weight. Like a rubber hoo or squid. Just rip them across the surface and it will piss them off. Have rigged the rubber Calcutta Bullyhoos for pitching as well. I don't want a nice bull flying around with a big weight attached to the hook.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:25 AM
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I use a small 1/2 oz white bucktail for dolphin and 1 1/2 oz for cobia
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:47 PM
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Try the Glass Minnow jigs
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
As little weight as you can cast and work properly.

Heavy jigs and jumping fish work well as de hookers.

I have had good luck with heavier plastics that can be cast with no weight. Like a rubber hoo or squid. Just rip them across the surface and it will piss them off. Have rigged the rubber Calcutta Bullyhoos for pitching as well. I don't want a nice bull flying around with a big weight attached to the hook.
Agree; minimum to get the casting range you need.
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I have a 5 gallon bucket of heavy jigs just sitting in the dock house never getting used. The vast majority of fish are caught on 1.5 or 2.0 oz. Jigs. I do like the ones with the X strong hooks.
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I vote. Spro 1 or 2 oz depends on conditions
cant beat 9/0 long shank J hook for pitching whole Bally hoo at slammers
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