You can fish them on a slip bobber, setting the bobber stop so the bait rides just above the bottom. You can also use the same jig & pig combo you were throwing and replace the pig with the dog. Go with at least a 6" or 8" leader. Either that or live dangerously and go with heavy mono for your leader. Good Luck! Bag a big Tiger!
I also have another question....my plueger baitcaster took a poop on me so my two option are a spinning rod with 8lb dia. 40lb strength spider wire .....or my catfishing set up with 20lb mono...its an ugly stick with a closefaced reel on it ....I only paid 40 for the combo and dont know if I trust the drag
I like to rig them with a weedless hook (one with a light wire weedguard). Run the hook up from the bottm jaw and out the top jaw, then clip the weed guard closed. It keeps the 'dog on the hook, cuz that hole where the hook is will enlarge some as you fish. You can then "swim" the waterdog around in the vegetation as you prowl the bank. If I'm working waterdogs for pike or bass, I prefer to fish more actively than just hanging the bait from a float or plunking it down on the bottom. You can present the bait to a lot more fish that way. JMO
thanks for all the help guys ...im gonna go with the spinning gear and a 8 inch leader .......as far as hooks I dont have any weedless hooks but anything else i pretty much have ....kahle hooks ...circle hooks.....big j hooks ....I might just us a j hook and do the rubberband trick to keep the waterdog from getting off
yes you can use shinners and other minnows east of the continental divide below 7000 ft altitude we have even discussed using gold fish and by the letter of the regs it is ok but some have run into wardens that disagree
lots of shops sell shiners and fathead minows but not sure how late into the season they are available i get mine from a pet/fish store down here
my buddy bought some a couple of years ago and it was the same with him, we didn't catch anything and he kept them alive for like 2 months before setting them free somewhere just didn't have the heart to kill them..
Since the 1980s a group of us would go on several annual backpack/fishing trips to alpine lakes (snowmass, stout creek, various sangre de cristo lakes, capitol (now fished out ? ) constantine - just to name a few.
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Wondering if anyone has a boulder boat works boat and what your thoughts are about how it performs on Colorado rivers. I currently have a two person cataraft which I might keep, but need a bigger boat to accommodate a growing family. I would be looking to use it on the Colorado, Roaring Fork, N...