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Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by unclebobo, Jan 29, 2008.
I was wondering what size sinkers some of you use in no current,medium current & heavy current
No current 1 oz., mild current 2 oz. and heavy current can be from 2oz up to 5 oz. The no roles work pretty good in high current.
In no current I'll use 1 oz. for cutbait or 2 oz. if I'm using a big live bait. In current I'll use mostly no roll sinkers up to 8 oz. depending on current speed and depth. I've read where people fishing the Mississippi River will use weights of 16 oz. or more sometimes.
anywhere from 3/4oz to 8oz pyramid sinkers or if its really running i'll use grip sinkers.
Depends on what you mean by "heavy current". On the MO river in backwaters (no current) I'll use 3 oz because that's about the lightest I can go and still get decent distance on casts. Off the ends of wind dams I'll run about 8 oz and in the main channel where the current is humming along at 3.5 - 4 mph I'll run 16 oz bank sinkers so I can get them down to the bottom where I want them and make them stay. Lighter tends to get my bait either washed out of the deeper part of the hole or on the bottom way past where I wanted it in those types of situations. I like flat banks or no rolls up to 8 oz, but if I'm in the channel I like regular bank sinkers because they don't "plane" and drift back as far before hitting bottom.
i just toss in live bait and let em go on their hooked leash
Anywhere from 2 to 8oz. Depends on depth and angle. If you are bank fishing out in the current about the only thing that will hold sometimes is a pyramid style.
Also your line has a factor. A bigger line will have more drag from the current.
i posted an article on this in the outdoors articles section
I have used as much as 18 oz in the Mississippi River using 80# Test line.
Lakes and smaller rivers I use from 2 to 5 oz
i know no rolls plane bad in current being in line but flat banks do to??? i figured since they more than likely would be on a dropper or at least off the main line they would sink faster??? and cant you controll how far they drift back by stoping the spool. i would like to hear more because i plan on fishing the MO this year and was wanting to get a flat bank mold that made up to 14s to fish it .........
Low current = 2 oz.
Medium current = 4-5 oz.
The place where i fish for blues has a very heavy current we make our own they are 13 oz.
Out here fishing in the Ca. Delta the current in not to bad, and I do most of my fishing from the bank. With that being said this is what I like to do in any water that I fish:
"For lite to no current" - I go with anything from a "1oz. to a 2oz."
"For medium current" - I go with anything from a "3 oz. to a 4 oz."
"For heavy current" - I will go with anything from a "5 oz. to 8 oz."
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I use whatever weight it takes to hold my bait where I want it to stay which my be anywhere from 3/4oz up to 12oz depending on what size an type of bait I use that day and how strong the current is. I mostly use a padlock shaped sinker which seems to hold well in about any kind of current.
John what is a padlock shaped sinker, I've never heard of them before.
Its a flat sinker shaped like a pointed padlock. Come to the sinker making at my son's house, we'll be making some of those along with almost any other kind and shape of sinkers. He lives near Columbus in Pataskala. Send a pm to Ramrod, he'll give you directions.
I use 8 oz like branden in the missouri river ,they are the best for heavy current ,the lakes i use my drifting sinkers even if i am not drifting ,the best rule is go with the smallest weight as possible .
i have used up to 24 oz of weight to get on the bottom during flooding conditions.:crazy:
THis might sound crazy but what's a flat bank is that a type of sinker?
Kevin, flat bank sinkers are just what the name implies - they have they eye molded into the top of the sinker like a regular bank sinker but are flattened in shape instead of rounded like a standard bank sinker.
KS, my flat bank mold only goes up to 8, so if you're running 14 oz ones I think they'd get down almost as quick as a regular bank sinker. You can control some of where it goes by thumbing the spool, but some of the heavy current spots I fish have really weird current patterns under the surface and I don't like letting my rig "swirl" around down on it's way down. The flat banks don't plane as bad as the no-rolls, but they don't sink quite as fast as a regular bank, in my experience. Good luck fishing the MO this summmer!