Mississippi River Sinkers

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by SkipEye, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Winfield, MO
    Name:
    Darryl
    I have gotten advice on here to use anywhere from 4 oz. to 16 oz. sinkers to keep my bait down when fishing below the Winfield Dam or wing dikes etc. on the Mississippi River.

    What is the best type for a sinker that big? I plan on buying sinker molds and pouring them myself.
     
  2. TeamWhiskers

    TeamWhiskers New Member

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    State:
    Missouri
    Start with the no roll 3,4 and 5 and add the 6 and 8. You can always put 2 or 3 on your line if you have to.
     

  3. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    State:
    Arnold, MO
    While I only use regular banksinkers, it seems almost everyone recommends the "no-rolls". I have seen them made and they do look very good for high current. So, your choice is me, who can't catch a fish, or all the other Mississippi River fishermen who use no-rolls. Who ya gonna believe?
     
  4. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    State:
    Greenwood, AR.
    Ummmmmmm let me get back to you on that one. :tounge_out:
     
  5. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    State:
    central kansas
    spark plugs put a couple of them on yer line that el hold er down
     
  6. robbor

    robbor New Member

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    State:
    Ca
    I would say that all depends on the size of bait/line you use. Almost all of the time I use really big baits/heavy line and small sinkers do no good. I normally dont bother putting less than 4oz on big baitcasters if i need weight at all, and thats with no current.