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Iv always heard that you want to have just enough weight on your rig to keep on bottom. I’m gonna be trying some Kentucky rigs for the first time this weekend and was curious as to weather the difference between a 2 and 3 ounce weight would be significant.
I’m bank fishing on a big lake. I have quite a few 2 ounce bank sinkers but not many 3 ounce sinkers. What does the bait do under water if the current is just strong enough to pull your rig? Would the bait moving make it harder for fish to find it?
 

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Zack As a general rule I think the lightest weight that will do the job is best. But the difference between 2 and 3 ounces should not make a difference.

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Iv always heard that you want to have just enough weight on your rig to keep on bottom.................I’m bank fishing on a big lake..............What does the bait do under water if the current is just strong enough to pull your rig?
Zach,
There shouldn't be much of any current in a lake..... or when you say "lake", do you mean a river impoundment that has a flow to it?
Either way, 2 or 3 ounces should do it.

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Zach,
There shouldn't be much of any current in a lake..... or when you say "lake", do you mean a river impoundment that has a flow to it?
Either way, 2 or 3 ounces should do it.

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Yea, it’s a river impoundment with some flow. Iv been there before when it’s pretty heavy, and also been there before when it’s almost no flow. A buddy and I fished there last Saturday night, and it was Dead. We would throw our lines out and they wouldn’t move unless you purposely did it. I’m just wondering, if I were to fish there on a day when it’s flowing and I cast straight ahead, the current moves my lines say, to my right, what happens to the bait under water? Do they constantly move and roll around because of the current? Is that when you would typically up your sinker weight?
 

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Zach,
Upping your sinker weight is the simple answer but I would suggest using a more efficient style such as flat bank sinker or a pyramid.
I sometimes use these things called “surf claws”
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You most likely won’t need anything so heavy or aggressive.

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The more you have on your rig the more easily it will move. It's all about drag. A larger bait requires more weight. More pieces of bait will do the same. Heavier line vs. lighter line is a factor, as well as braid vs. mono. If you want to throw larger baits on larger rigs, you will need larger weights. Depending on where we fish we throw anything from 1/2 ounce to 14 ounce on a fairly regular basis.

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Chad
 
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