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Post Posted: 04:21pm - Nov 11,10 
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Hi all, I was wondering how heavy the tube jig head should be when fishing a white tube jig under a slip bobber for trout. I have tried 1/16oz and it doesn't balance the bobber or sink quickly enough when set at 3 ft.

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Post Posted: 06:23pm - Nov 11,10 
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Hi all, I was wondering how heavy the tube jig head should be when fishing a white tube jig under a slip bobber for trout. I have tried 1/16oz and it doesn't balance the bobber or sink quickly enough when set at 3 ft.


You need to adjust your float,use a smaller size...
I for sure would not go heavier than the 1/16 when using the small tube jigs for the Browns.
Alot of times they are shy, we used to use the smaller crappie sized jigs most of the time.

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Post Posted: 06:28pm - Nov 11,10 
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Couple suggestions:

If you're only fishing 3 feet, there's no need for a slip bobber, could get away with a smaller fixed float (although a heavier float can be helpful in the wind).
You could also use a smaller slip float, although sometimes a light weight still won't pull the line to the stop (hence above suggestion)
Counter the float with split shot on your line.
Sometimes a very slow fall from the jig itself is a GOOD thing!
Instead of countering with split shot, you could also rig up a tandem jig rig (tie 2 jigs on the line instead of one).

Good Luck!

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Post Posted: 07:17pm - Nov 11,10 
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You can try weighted bobbers too

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Post Posted: 08:39pm - Nov 11,10 
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Wow, quick responses. Thanks for the help guys. I have tomorrow off so I will probably try it out. Any suggestions as to where to try? Btw how deep should I be fishing the tubes? I have heard all kinds of depths, but what would you all recommend? FYI I am new to the sport of trout fishing so that is why I have so many questions.

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