Shakey Head Setup (Rod/Reel/Line) - John Crews

Mon, October 31, 2022

A shakey head is one of the most reliable options for targeting finicky bass under a variety of conditions or seasonal periods. Bassmaster Elite, John Crews, is an expert at shakey head fishing, and today he shares his setup for fishing the new Missile Baits Magic Worm on a shakey head. When targeting pressured or post-spawn fish, John prefers a light shakey head and reaches for the Gamakatsu G-Finesse Tricky Head Shakey Head Jig in the 1/16-1/8 oz range. When fishing deeper water or schooling fish around cover, John prefers a 3/16 or 1/4 oz shakey head. The Missile Baits Magic Worm comes in a variety of beautiful fish-catching colors, all of which have a time and place on the water when fished on a shakey head. A 15 to 16-lb braided main line is connected via an FG knot to 8-10lb Sunline Sniper FC, which is spooled on a 3000-size Daiwa Tatula LT spinning reel. Lastly, John's preferred rod is a 7'3" Medium Cashion ICON Spinning rod, which creates a perfect match for throwing a shakey head.

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