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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Freshwater Fishing tips and tricks » Four inch Ika

Four inch Ika

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1Four inch Ika Empty Four inch Ika on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:40 am

waxon67

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As a top water bait. I'm sure our more seasoned veterans have already long made this discovery. However, I just made it last night.

For those that do not know:

4" Ika T-rigged on 3/0 hook. Cast out and instead of letting a full drop only give it a second at most and then 2-3 fast cranks and an occasional pop like you would a popper bait or a jerk bait. The Ika will "hop" out of the water just an inch or so (depending on your technique). You can pause and let it drop and repeat. My impression is that of bait fish the way they will "hop" on the surface at dusk or early morning. No, I did not catch anything. I only fished like this for maybe 20 minutes. But I thought it was neat discovery.

Is anyone else doing this or something similar?

Thanks for looking.

2Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:34 pm

CPT Kirk

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Great job Waxon i have done similar things with the 3inch and 4inch Senkos I have used them as a topwater and wake baits on several occasions and have caught several bass on them. especialy in or near the grass.

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3Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:51 pm

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Now that is a good tip, have not tried it but, maybe I will have to give it a shot one day.


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4Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:10 pm

ed5000x

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I will give it a try up here in lake isabella

5Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:11 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I will give it a try up here in lake isabella

Are you online up there, cannot stay away I see, but that is good Cool


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6Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:48 pm

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If you Texas rig an Ika backwards with the eye of the hook at the skirt you can reel as soon as it hits the water and swim it right under the surface. Takes a few times to get it but if you reel at the right speed it will bulge right under the surface an make a tight wiggle. Have had plenty largemouth come up from the depths for it lots of times following till shore and smacking it right in front of me

7Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:00 am

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what is an "Ika" bait ?

8Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:11 am

Basshead

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short dense bait with tentacles. Looks like a
short chubby squid. Casts a mile flylined and
swims. My favorite plastic for bass hands
down. Made by Gary Yamamoto. Dunno how to
post pics otherwise i would.

9Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:15 am

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10Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:40 am

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Hey Guys,
Try this one for pitchin in tight. rig the Ika (Japanese for squid) backwards, or wacky !! Great for dock skipping ! Or pitching for prespawm males. Or nesting females fished off the nest in staging areas.

bodfish

11Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:23 am

Basshead

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thats the one. watermelon is my favorite color
also great on braid pitched into brush or docks. swims away from you into structure when rigged ass first.
pricy but effective plastic. also for you bay
tubers its great for spotties rigged backwards
with a nail in the nose tossed at the jetties

12Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:45 am

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i have some that are like that but they have a double tail on them. its like these ones. every try these out. I have only tried them once for no luck

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Yamamoto_Double_Tail_Hula_Grubs/descpage-YA4DTHG.html

13Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:44 am

ed5000x

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I got those too it looks like if you cut the legs off you got another style give that a try

14Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:46 am

n2deepfsw

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miller wrote:i have some that are like that but they have a double tail on them. its like these ones. every try these out. I have only tried them once for no luck

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I gotta try this bait!

15Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:08 am

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i have them tomorrow if you want some. they are a darker color for night fishing. dark blue with fakes

16Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:12 am

n2deepfsw

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miller wrote:i have them tomorrow if you want some. they are a darker color for night fishing. dark blue with fakes

Yea brother, I'll grab one off you. Thanks

17Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:13 am

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no problem, I'll bring my whole tackle shop on the water with us lol

18Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:19 am

n2deepfsw

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Ok, I'll bring my ATM card.

19Four inch Ika Empty Re: Four inch Ika on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:21 am

Tubinferbass

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I found that they work best fer bass when used to mimic a crawfish. I cast n let set on the bottom n slowly reel while twitchin every 30 sec or so. The slwoer the retreve the better. I use a 4" watermelon red n black flake riged withe a 4ot owner weighted swim bait hook gives it a nice natural lookin fall. With real fast twitches u can walk the bait on the bottom kickin up dust n rocks. Gets the bass goin crazy!

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