Swibait weights for Lingcod.

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  1. Calz20

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    So if your on a party boat and they are recommending 10-12,oz weights to keep the bait on the bottom do I need the same weight head for a 7" swimbaits/grub or should I go slightly lighter or heavier? I would like to go lighter, but am not sure what is best. I will be ripping it off the bottom and letting it fall.

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    I like going a little heavier like 14oz so it stays on the bottom and doesn't drift too much but you can adjust accordingly depending on the current.
     
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    What if I was to add a 7" swim bait only(no head or hook) on a dropper loop hook with a 12-14 oz. sinker about 12-18" below the swim bait. In other words a standard dropper loop set up with a 7' swimbait on one of the hooks ??

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  4. marzocchi

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    I use these 12oz and 10oz swimbait heads on party boats.



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    I use the lightest jig head I can get away with. Most often I can get away with less than 5 ounces if I fish the bow and cast upswell of the boat. I bounce the lure until I am almost vertical. At that point I retrieve and then cast again. The key is unleashing long cast with the wind at your back and retrieving before the boat runs over your line.
     
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    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Same for fishing jigs for rockfish. Straight up and down is best.
     
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    Don't know about party boats but I love 2oz heads with a 7" Hot Carl BH for shallow stuff. 4oz for deeper stuff if the drift and current are not to strong.

    On a party boat, maybe cast out away from the heavy sinkers to avoid drifting into everyone's line. People no like that.

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    The boat I was on this weekend recommended 16 oz, at the start fishing for rockfish but when we switch to the shallower 150' range for lingcods, I was able to get away with 8 oz.
     
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    One additional note. I typically fish a mono leader shorter than the length of the rod I am using. I also fish fairly light braided line. This combination allows me to cast farther and hold bottom with less weight.
     
  10. Calz20

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    Wow lots of great info
    Thanks a bunch fells. I'm thinking 200-300' so I guess a good selection is in order.
    Thanks again
     
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    where do you get these?
     
  12. walkerman

    walkerman I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Where do you get those? How much? Thanks
     
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    Bob Sands in Van Nuys or CISCOs are some places to pick up gear. Call either one. Where do you plan to fish from?
     
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    Shameless plug. I make them myself.

    I sell them in 6 packs.

    12oz x 6 = $20
    10oz x 6 = $17
    8oz x 6 = $14
    6oz x 6 = $11

    $6 bucks to ship as many as you want.
     
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    Hey Dat,

    I may need to hit you up for some of the 6oz to 8oz heads. We no longer pour ourselves and I'm down to only 4oz..

    What is the best way to contact you? Can't find your # in my new phone.

    j
     
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    Hey Jason...I sent you a PM with my contact info.
     

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