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Michelle

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Just can't seem to catch anything with any kind of worm!!! I do have great luck with top waters and jigs...any suggestions, what am I doing wrong?

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What I used to do that worked well for me was to use a 1/4 oz. jig head (or different sizes depending on depth) and use a 7 inch worm. I would tear off about 1-1.5 inches from the top of the worm. Cast it out and swim it back to the boat at a slow but constant rate. Ocassionally give the rod a twitch and you should have a hit before long

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is the worm in the water? that might be your problem wink

I see you're from Michigan... where at? I'm originally from Ann Arbor.

As far as worms go, you can't go wrong with a 7" original power worm. I usually texas rig it with 1/16 oz. weight for shallow water, maybe up to 1/4 oz for deeper weedlines. Pitch it in weed pockets, around timber, drag it along weedlines - you'll pick up fish. Just like fishing live bait sometimes, you'll feel the bite. Last week they were smoking it, I could feel the bite even if there was 5 feet of slack line

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From the South Haven/Bangor Area-west of Kalamazoo. We make the trip to MN every year to visit family in the twin cities and Crosby....your fishin in MN sure beats the slop here @ home.

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Try pitching under docks. Watch your line if it is slack and if it tightens up you've got one.

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Michele the slop there at home can't be all bad KVD Grew up in Kalamazoo and he likes it there. But ok fine minnesota is awesome. ike

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its all practice. Once you pick up one...you learn a bit on how it feels. A lot of it is on feeling. You feel weeds, rocks, etc...but when they take the worm.....you just know it. You'll learn the "feel" of it. Just keep practicing. I learned up north on one of them "virgin" lakes where they take anything. GL and keep on keeping on!!!

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Michelle,

first off, welcome aboard fishing minnesota!!!

this site is one of the bwest for learning new techniques

Second ,

It's best to let the fish tell you how to fish it

mix up your jigging cadence, heck sometimes they just like it dragged on the bottom .

to start out keep colors simple

junebug ,black/blue fleck , red shad , black and pumpkin are the only colors in my arsenal , the only one that sees any time is Black....and an occasional redshad

it will come to ya just stick with it. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

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