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  • Alabama rig report

    Posted by Dakota on October 28, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Caught 11 all on Alabama rig. Had one double..4 keepers biggest 5 lb. they are chasing shad in the jumps.
    Lost a nice smallmouth pushing 4 pounds seen him jump at the boat that was near four corners with a fat free bomber citrus shad crankbait I caught those 11 in the same Cove in about an hour and 15 minutes which was near Hong Kong Island.


    krogers79 replied 9 years, 8 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Brian

    October 28, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Alright! Great catch!

  • creekcrappie

    October 28, 2014 at 1:46 am


  • simplecircuit

    October 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve been waiting for the Alabama Rig bite to turn on.
    I’m taking my son this weekend. He loves to throw his little boo-rig [4 blades in front of a swimbait]. Being 5yo, he’s not quite big enough to throw a full-sized rig.
    Hopefully this cold front doesn’t shut them down too badly. In fact, I’m hoping this is the push they need to really start feeding up.

  • blockel

    October 29, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Nice catch! I got to believe, the colder it gets, the more the ‘bama rig is going to be a factor.

  • jcscobey

    October 31, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Which swim baits made best to use on a Alabama rig and how many hooks can you have?
    thank you,

  • krogers79

    October 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Any swimbait will work just fine. I am fond of the Missile Shockwaves and Zoom Swimming Super Fluke. You are allowed 3 live hooks in TN, so I take two other jig heads and rig them with shorter (3.5″) swimbaits and then snip the hooks past the barb. I run 4 1/4″ or 5″ swimbaits on the live hooks. I will mix up colors too, but I don’t stray too far from shad patterns. I will also dip the tails in some chartreuse to help them stand out. The key is making sure you have enough rod to handle the weight, else you will kill yourself trying to throw it comfortably all day.

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