Type of sinker?

Discussion in 'Flathead Catfish' started by Gibbzilla, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Gibbzilla

    Gibbzilla New Member

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    If I'm fishing about 10-20 feet from the turbulent water of a spillway, using a bluegill for flatties, what type, and what size sinker would I need to use? I'm planning on rigging the sinker about a foot below the bluegill.

    Thanks,
    Gibbzilla.
     
  2. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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    The bigger the the Bait the more weigh you will need to keep it down. I fish some spots here with very fast moving water and use no rolls 6oz up to around 20oz.
     

  3. Gibbzilla

    Gibbzilla New Member

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    What about using a 6-inch bream with fairly fast current?
     
  4. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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    When I fish whole herring 10 to 14" or 6 to 10" perch as big as I can get 20 oz will hold them down good.
     
  5. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    You may try a 5 1/2 or an 8 ounce claw sinker under those conditions.
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    It depends on how fast is the current, maybe 7 or 8 oz sinker would work/