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Hickory Shad imitator

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Hi y’all I’ve been searching with no luck to find a spot on hickory shad imitator lure. Background I hit one of my favorite fishing spots,about this time of year, just about every night the hickory’s are rolling pretty thick. I want to get a lure that will get me the presentation to catch fish feeding on them. The fish range from 6- 16 in the ones I catch on flies etc are always on the large side. This is a nighttime situation any thoughts or direction to share be much appreciated thanks 

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if hickories are rolling,nothing is feeding on them or they would bail.

I'd try some kind of large sized rubber shad in blue/pearl color and say,,,,6-12 inches or so rigged without a leadhead.

HH

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Bonga jerks probably have the closest match in profile.

Good luck finding the largest non salt and sun sized baits in anything but a perch color anymore though......

 

Best bet if you do....drill em and foam em otherwise they'll snap crackle and pop if left in a hot car 

 

Cool baits that can cast and leave in the holder and run and gun to the next spot and they'll track true for the most part

 

I love the 6 inchers.  cast well too...strong as hardware on some models.

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48 mins ago, scoobydoo said:

Bonga jerks probably have the closest match in profile.

Good luck finding the largest non salt and sun sized baits in anything but a perch color anymore though......

 

Best bet if you do....drill em and foam em otherwise they'll snap crackle and pop if left in a hot car 

 

Cool baits that can cast and leave in the holder and run and gun to the next spot and they'll track true for the most part

 

I love the 6 inchers.  cast well too...strong as hardware on some models.

I just googled Bonga jerks on my work computer. :beatin: Some very wrong things came up in the search. DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT SEARCH FOR THIS USING A WORK COMPUTER!!! I've probably been red flagged.:shock:

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1 hour ago, Big Biscuit said:

I just googled Bonga jerks on my work computer. :beatin: Some very wrong things came up in the search. DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT SEARCH FOR THIS USING A WORK COMPUTER!!! I've probably been red flagged.:shock:

Were you already logged on IloveGayporn . com or sumthin....lol

 

All I see are sebile bonga jerks lolol

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Years back I had some very good seasons with large numbers of hickory shad and nothing came close to 10 and 12 inch pearl body shads fished on light 1/2 oz well armed jig heads sporting 10 and 11/0 hooks.  

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I’ve heard that but always at one point or another see some bigger fish breeching on them but I’m gonna try all the suggestions just gotta get the gear together will post any results thanks everybody 

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Sooo been a busy season hours of casting on the rocks into these fish with not much success seems the fish aren’t actively feeding on the shad I have tried I think every suggestion with some confidence but no fish what was interesting into the night as shad disappeared the schoolies started biting. I’ve come to conclude the shad are rolling when the boat traffic dies down and the stripers are waiting even longer but really idk just my thoughts on the action and timing . Thanks for the tips tight lines 

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