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08-19-2012, 11:20 PM #1
MO River tackle question
I'm planning a trip to fish the MO for big blues. What line do you recommend? What terminal tackle should I bring along? Thanks
08-19-2012, 11:30 PM #2
i my self use 40lb big game line, 7/0-9/0 hooks and 5-15 ounces of weight, depending on the current that i am fishing.
08-19-2012, 11:43 PM #3
Heavy main line (80 lb braid) smaller leader (50lb big game mono) a good swivel between the two and an 8/0 hook of your choosing... 8 oz weight works about everywhere.
08-19-2012, 11:49 PM #4
I run 80lb braid, 50lb mono leader and 8/0--10/0 hooks for bigger fish. weight depends on what kind of current your in, if you fish structure (brushpiles or rocks) run a 3 way rig with a 30lb mono leader for the weight.
08-20-2012, 12:00 AM #5
I lost a nice fish last night with a 50lb mono leader...
I will never in my life use it again this is the reason i switched to 130lb tuff line xp for the hook line .. i know most of you guys are like 130lb braid? I use it due to how thick it is.When you get in those fish that are in the 50+rang ther teeth wreck mono line like crazy.
so 80lb PP (green) 3-way -20lb line for 80z sinker and hook line 130lb tuff line xp! and if he brakes that its time to go home ...
08-20-2012, 06:29 AM #6
08-20-2012, 07:54 AM #7
I use 100 lb Power pro for the main line and 80 lb ande leader line. I feel confident that this rig will bring in anything I can hook into on the Mo or the Miss.
08-20-2012, 08:06 AM #8
08-20-2012, 02:07 PM #9
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Depends on what your gonna do -open water 60-80lb braid,I use power pro. In log jams for flatties go with abrasion resistant super mono, I like berkely big game in the 40-60lb test. But its got a lot of memory so you can't cast far plus its thick so its got a lot of line drag so you'll need a lot of weight to stay down in current,but it rubs logs real well without breaking and is strong enough to hoss flatties out of jams quick b4 ya get tangled. Most of mine have berkly on them for overall fishin in most situations. Also when using braids you have to know which knots to use and. How to tie them.mostly palomer knots for me also when tieing knots moisten them to pull em tighgt so the liine friction doesn't damage it b4 you even begin. Also like was said I prefer super mono forleaders so the fish doesn't damage it .for drifting I use 3 ways with the weight line being 2-4 /b test so it breaks quick when snagged-its a pain to be drifting and they all snag at the same time.hope this helps give an idea to start from. Good luck n tight lines!!
08-20-2012, 08:34 PM #10
I run 50lb braid, 80lb leader, heavy duty sinker slides, sinker bumpers, 4 to 16oz of weight and 8/0 rippin lips hooks or Gama 8/0 octopus.