What weight & type sinker do you use?????

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  1. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    i really just use alot of tear drop sinkers and i useulley have to use 2 couple to get out there. i just got some 2 ounce sinkers but haven't ever used any thing like that
     
  2. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    i have a wide variety of sinkers. i use no-rolls at the river a lot, but my most common is a 1 ounce on a slip rig. i can use it on bottom or with a float.
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I like the eggsinkers from 1/2-2 ounce for lake fishing depending on the bait and flexible sinkers for drift fishing at about the same weights. for river fishing up to 3 ounces.
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    i use 2 oz bank sinkers and they seem to be sufficient most of the time. However, the water in the canals around here move so swiftly that I have been thinking of going up to a 3 or 4 oz.
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I use a variety of sinkers but the one I use most is the 2 oz. egg sinker.
     
  6. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    I fish the majority of time in the Mississippi River around Lock and Dam 19. I have found the noroll to be better for me below the Dam in heavy current, and I use an egg sinker above the Dam. The biggest I use is mostly 3 oz, I have some molds and make them as needed. I also use a bank style sinker #'s 4-5 when using live bait sometimes. Later Andy
     
  7. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    hey you guys are a big help. i've been fishing for a while now and i'm no expert. thats why i ask questions
     
  8. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    i fish the ohio river and have never used anything but 5oz bank sinkers the water here is normally quite fast and if iv got live shad or skippies i want them to stay put
     
  9. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Whenever I use egg sinkers in current, the rig rolls and I always end up with more snags. does anyone else experience this?
     
  10. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    I fish a small river here in Ohio and i like egg sinkers. Anywhere from 2-4 oz depending on the current. As for snags with them. I don't seem to get alot of snags.
     
  11. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I pretty much use 5 oz bank, no-roll or 5 1/2 oz claw sinkers. Usually fish with my big poles and try to put the bait out a country mile from the bank.
     
  12. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I use a great variety of sinkers, but my favorite is becoming the spoon sinkers. I just pull the end of the pole up and start reeling, they come up off the bottom quick and I have had a lot less snags since starting to use them. Egg sinkers are my second choice.
     
  13. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    I usually use a 3 or 4 oz egg sinker, depending on what Condition The Ohio River is in
     
  14. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    I use mostly 2 or 3 oz but I often find myself not using enough weight, close but not enough and I don't know why I do that..LOL
     
  15. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    This is why i use No-Rolls(Banks and Slips), they stay put. Although there are times when fishing in low current sittuations, you don't really need them. I will use from 3 to 5 oz's in the river here most of the time and when the river is running good, I may have to grab a 6 or an 8oz to hold it down.
     
  16. fishinjunky

    fishinjunky Member

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    egg sinkers roll easily in the current no matter how many ounce weight you have. try a pyramid or no roll sinker those will hold well with less weight. if fishing snaggy areas would suggest the no roll over the pyramid.
     
  17. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    I have been using 3ounce egg sinkers i make myself, I plan on getting a no-roll I'm just saving up!

    Josh
     
  18. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    Dang, guess I'm the lightweight here. For lake fishing, I use 3/4 oz eggs carolinal rigged, or 1/2 eggs rigged the same way for lighter rods. I drift mostly and they seem to be working just fine.
     
  19. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Hey Mr. Dreadnaught, who's that good lookin' blonde in your avatar..?:big_smile:
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  20. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    I use the 2 and 3 oz no-roll sinkers (carolina rig), when fishing the Ohio river during normal pool. Of course I move up to 4 and 5 oz no-rolls when the river is high or in stronger current. If Im fishing a lake I'll switch to the 2 oz bank style sinkers. I also use the bank style sinkers when using a 3-way rig.