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What are some good Shakey Jigheads?

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I want to get into Shakey Jig Head fishing for bass. What are some good Shakey Jig Heads? What kind of plastic worms do you like to use with it?

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I just use an outkast money jig. Will work for jig-worm and a shakey head. Best baits are usually a finnesse straight-tail worm.

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i favorite jig is the gander mountain shakey head, with the football head shape, and screw lok.

my favorite baits, Roboworms! by far!

but basically any straight tail worm are the best for shaking. zoom trick worms, roboworms, etc.

i have had quite a bit of success using a shakey jig and crawfish looking plastics, like the YUM craw pappy.

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So what is the difference in technique when fishing a shakey jighead and a regular jig and worm combo? Do you just let the shakey jighead drop to the bottom and twitch it? I've always just used a small black jig and a 6" power worm with a ribbon tail and bounce it off the bottom back to the boat.

Nels

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Shakey heads are typically not twitched or bounced instead just drug across the bottom... The bait sliding across the bottom gives it a lot of action.

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Hi MidC -

I like the Northland Shakey Ball heads, and the Owner Ultra Head shakey jigs. Some of the shakey jig heads have hooks that are too heavy for my tastes.

As far as worms, Northland Shakey worms are good, Zoom finesse worms, Roboworms, and Zoom Shakey Tails are all ones I've used. Seem to work for me.

Nels - Tonka described it pretty well. Variations on a common theme really, and it's all jigworming to me, but jigworming as it seems to be defined generally is more of a vertical presentation with an exposed hook jig with fish hitting on the drop, and shakey head is more like a light football head with a lot of bottom contact. Although frankly, either fished either way works. It's a pretty blurry line between the two sometimes. I guess if it catches fish it doesn't much matter what one calls it...

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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I like using the Buckeye spot remover with the wire twist lock, picasso shakedown, and picasso shake-e-football if I am skin hooking. If I am running and exposed hook I use the all-terrain mighty jig.

I try to keep my selection of worms to these: zoom trick worms, culprit ribbontail worm, kinami senko

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i like the gander mountain shakey heads with the new trigger x spadetail worm. it is deffinately my go to bait

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Another really good shakey head is the "shake-up" head made by strikezone lure company.

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i fin d most baits attach better if you clip just a small skin of plastic off the end of you bait

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