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Questions about BKDs
Which size lure should I use? Bigger fish, bigger bait,,,sometimes. Matching the bait fish, color and size will yield good results When fishing for rockfish or striped bass the big fish usually show up in the spring and the fall. !0" BKD's are often used during this time period. Many "personal bests" have also been caught on 6" BKD's and they are our best seller. If you are targeting big fish that you know are present, use 10" lures to increase your chances of catching that trophy.
What is the difference between BKDs and other soft plastic lures? Besides the terrific action of the tails that trigger fish to bite, the feedback we receive the most from our customers is "I use them because they work, they produce, they catch fish"! BKDs are also known for their durability. They stay on the hook 2 to 3 times better than many of our competitors. Multiple fish are often caught using the same lure. Many fish!
How should I rig BKDs? BKD's can be rigged many different ways. The options are unlimited! They are typically rigged with a jig-head and can also be rigged using worm hooks in the popular Carolina and Texas rigs. For a demonstration on various ways to rig BKDs check out this Fishin Mission Video
My lure won't stay on the hook, what can I do? BKDs are mostly used with jig heads. Generally there isn't an issue keeping them on the jig head. However, a dab of "super glue" on the jig head barb before sliding the lure up on the jig head will keep the bait from coming off. Another trick is to use a sharp blade to make a notch on the collar or use a pair or pliers to bend or gouge the barb on the collar is also effective. For a demonstration
Questions about light tackle jigging
What type of rod and reel should I use? We suggest you use a graphite spinning or bait-casting rod that is med-heavy. The reel should weight 10 ounces or less and be loaded with either 10 or 14 pound braided line. Attached to the braid, we use a leader of mono or fluorocarbon that ranges from 17 pound test up to 30 pounds. Attached to the mono, we use a loop knot with a jig head attached.
What jig head weight should I use? Jig head weight will depend on the depth of the water and the current you are fishing. You will want to use the lightest weight that allows you to best feel the bottom. Contacting and feeling the bottom is critical for jigging and feeling the bite.
What should I know about the technique of light tackle jigging? Holding your rod tip at the 10 o’clock position and raising it to the 12 o’clock position will lift the bait off the bottom about two feet and allow the bait to drop back down to the bottom. Doing this in a quick jerk makes the bait dart up and then back down. Most times the bait will be hit on the drop or rise as the bait moves. Your contact with the bottom is important and the slightest bump might be a strike which is why we recommend using a braided line. It doesn’t have any stretch and your hook set is faster.