What's Your Favorite Sauger Bait/Lure?

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by Camo Fish, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Camo Fish

    Camo Fish New Member

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    My go to bait is a 3/8 to 3/4 oz jig/curly tail combination with a #10 stinger hook tipped with a Rosie Red chub minnow. I use a jigging spoon or silver buddy blade bait up to 1 1/4 oz as a search bait. 013.jpg
     
  2. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    well paul you bout got it covered!

    thats a good choice! that silver buddy though, will also yeild some nice stripers too!
     

  3. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    depending on if im below the dam or the mouth of a creek depends on what size jig jead i use. normally around 1/2 ounce jig head with a white curly tail tipped with a minnow. Sometimes i just use the curly tail depending if they are biting good. and sometimes i can only use a minnow. but i normally always start with white curly tail tipped with minnow
     
  4. lance

    lance New Member

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    Take me fishing ! One of theese days I will learn sauger fishing as opposed to catching one on accident !:wink:
     
  5. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    I use a 3/8 oz to 1/2 oz hair jig in slack waters. Rest of the time it takes 1 oz or better to get on bottom here on the Upper end of Ky lake at Pickwick.
    http://www.wildwolfproducts.com/saugerjigs.htm This is what the jigs I use look like.
    Pete
     
  6. festus

    festus New Member

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    I like those gum ball colored jigs by Northland, about 1/2 oz size tipped with about a 3" or 4" creek chub or shiner of about the same size. The chubs seem more effective, but they are sometimes more difficult to keep alive. I also like the Kalin's John Deere Tractor colored 3" twistertail grubs. But I've caught them on Sidewinder and Hopkins spoons, along with a few crankbaits. And as some of you've already mentioned, I seem to catch sauger by accident while fishing for something else.
     
  7. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    3/4oz curl tail
     
  8. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    been catching them on 1/4 oz round jig heads with a white jig tipped with a minnow (which does not have to be alive as long as you are imparting action). I actually have caught quite a few by cutting up ribbon pieces of shad and putting that on the jig hook and moving up and down about 3" from the bottom, I believe they are just looking for the smell and action.
     

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  9. oldheavyd

    oldheavyd New Member

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    When I am talked into freezing my butt off and fishing for them i prefer a pink curly tail tipped with minnow. And when I use pink i seem to trigger a harder hit
     
  10. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    Curly tail jig, often with a pink head. Weight according to water.
    I don't think they see it as much a "feel" it go by.

    I have one spot were white roostertails drug just above the bottom are the snitz, unfortunately it is also a spinner eating spot, bring plenty.

    I don't tip much,, if I have minnows, I use them straight. I have also had luck just dragging a nightcrawler across the bottom.
     
  11. kvonn0001

    kvonn0001 New Member

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    I went 2 weeks ago-Used a half oz. white jighead tipped with a minnow-Got skunked!!! -Kurt
     
  12. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

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    I have heard that the sauger do not start up the creeks/smaller rivers until the water hit the 50 degree mark or lower can anyone verify this? I have been catching a few here and there but nothing that says they are grouping up.