Tackle Tuesday

This week I want to look at when I reach for the Strike King 6XD vs the 5XD.

1. Application- the main determining factor is depth. The 6 XD will reach 18ft on 15 lb flourocarbon while the 5XD will average 12-14ft. I will however, use both baits in shallower water. The main thing is I want my bait to occasionally contact the cover. That being said, I have had success throwing the 6XD in open water. I prefer the 5XD in water that has more stain because it has a wider wobble than the 6XD. Experiment with different retrieve speeds and let the fish tell you when it’s right. When I’m hooking fish with both trebles I know I’ve got the right speed.


2. Modifications- I will change to a heavier wire hook depending on the size if the fish.

3. Recommended Tackle-
Power Tackle KCCB 70 MH
Shimano Curado 7.2:1
Seaguar Invizx 15 lb

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Good Fishing!
Keith Combs

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