Fishing in a swimming pool won't give you a whole lot of bites, but that time is invaluable if you want to learn what your lures look like underwater. With area fishing in the doldrums, Marsh Man Masson visited his community pool following passage of a cold front to run three underwater tests.
For the first, he rigged a limbo slice-colored Matrix Shad on a 3/8-ounce jighead and repeatedly cast and retrieved it past the camera to learn the fall rate and action of the lure. Then he rigged the same bait on a 1/8-ounce jighead, and discovered something he hadn't really expected.
Masson then cast the lure on a 3/8-ounce jighead the length of the pool, working it the way he normally would with braided line. He did the same with monofilament, popping the rod as subtly as he did with the braid. This time, he got more of an expected result.
The final test involved casting the lure on a 1/4-ounce jighead under a rattling cork to observe the fall rate and action. Masson is a big believer in fishing light jigheads under corks, usually opting for a 1/16-ounce. He tried that as well, and confirmed the lighter jighead is the better bet for most applications.
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