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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Freshwater Fishing tips and tricks » Splitshotting plastic worm fishing

Splitshotting plastic worm fishing

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1Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:30 pm

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Just wondered if anyone still uses the old method of "splitshotting" for bass? We used to use this method with a Kalin Salty 4 inch ribbon tail finesse worm or a 6 inch Sportsman's Superfloat purple plastic worm, a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or 1/0 hook and a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] round split shot on 6 pound line. It was almost like fishing a crank bait or a spinnerbait. Reel it back in with a slow, steady retrieve that got that tail swimming like a minnow. Worked great at most of our lakes, but most of the bass were not giants. I still use it at my local park lakes and when I float tubed at Lake Perris, which was a pretty good producer to use as I drifted along in the breeze, though I haven't fished for bass there for a long time. Whatever happened to Kalins?

2Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:32 am

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Kalin’s are still around, they have some of the best perch grubs in my opinion. I tried my hand at split shotting a few years back, but I gave up on it because of how much grass the shot kept on catching. How long was the distance from shot to hook? Did you use regular worm hooks or offset? I should give it a go again after I figure out what I was doing wrong.

3Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:02 am

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I still use the "old" split shot method regularly. I vary the weight depending on the depth. I often go weightless in the shallows to start, and then heavier as I go deeper. I use primarily straight shank becuase I am often in heavy structure with the worms. Split shot is12 to 18 inches from the worm.
I don't know where to look for Kalin anymore. They used to make a color that was like translucent rootbeer not orange for their 4 inch grubs. Was my favorite color for a jig trailer.


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4Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:08 pm

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Huh, maybe that’s where I went wrong, too heavy of a shot and didn’t use straight shank worm hook. I have been ordering my grubs lately from my local tackle shop. They dont normally carry smaller grubs, only the large ones for cod

5Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:20 pm

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In all honesty thats a great alternative to dropshotting and is suppose to be more effective fishing form the bank than a dropshot.

6Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:54 pm

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Make sure you use the round split shot. Not the "removable" ones that have the little wing like things to push on to make them open up to remove from your line. These split shot will hang up and snag on grass, weeds sticks and rocks. Use the round smooth split shot.

7Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:55 pm

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OK so I have not done this but I think I will give it a shot at the Toy Drive Nov. 18th. Just wondering and maybe I did not read it all but which style of slipshot fishing are we talking about.

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8Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:07 pm

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theyre both the same concept but I was referring to the second one

9Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:28 pm

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I was referring to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. And I do sometimes start with a tiny shot and then add a heavier one behind it to make things fall faster.


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10Splitshotting plastic worm fishing Empty Re: Splitshotting plastic worm fishing on Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:03 pm

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Set up number 1 is how I slow troll small Lures, like the F-2 Flatfish or the 1 inch Rapala, the CD-1, while I'm Float tubing. Sometimes I will tie on a wet fly or streamer or an unweighted small tube jig. I always use a loosely crimped on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or 7 round split shot as the weight, so it will slide off if snagged. Big Bluegill. Redears, crappie, and trout love this method. Number 2 I use for bass, but with only one split shot and 4 to 6 pound test line.

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