Post by newcathunter on Aug 31, 2016 20:37:12 GMT -5
The only think its make worry about its my main line its only 30# big game mono and the are im fishing have to many rocks but we try the next trip and try to make couple test whit this rig thks for all de advices and tips thks to everyone to help to learn about this fishing
Post by Skyline1506 on Sept 1, 2016 9:11:57 GMT -5
Basically all of my flathead fishing is done with this rig, I will use a Carolina ocasionally in the river. The 30lb will hold up to the rocks. Just keep your finger on the line on your retrieve to feel for nicks in it. When you feel one cut and retie. A Carolina rig works fine for big baits too, you just end up with a couple knots in your line, which are known weak points. Its really more of a preference thing.
In the Ohio where i fish it almost seems impossible to run a clicker unless your using tons for weight. I have never tried loosing the drag to a point to were some tension will cause the circle hook to do its job. I have bank holders and have had huge hits that pull them almost out of the ground in a quickness. So my question is should I run the clicker in the shallower slower GMR then apply pressure when the flatty runs? Set the drag as loose as possible for the hook to catch or leave the suckers locked down so I know it will load the rod. In the ohio I have learned clicker is almost useless and loosening the drag makes more of a chance just to loose the fish. So I lock them down and bury those holders as far as i can.
Post by Skyline1506 on Jun 29, 2017 18:58:39 GMT -5
When we used to fish the GMR from time to time we always used clickers. We fish the muskingum religiously and always use them there too. Its really a preference thing, I would say fish how you are comfortable. I would say river fish aren't as sensitive to pressure as lake fish. Clickers in the lakes are the cats ass, I prefer them in the river also but see a pile of fish every year caught on circles, especially in the muskingum.