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  • Great thread with some great info. Thought I would share what I have been using more than anything the last 12 months and has been growing in popularity down here in Calif. Ive been fishing dough baits since I was a kid and Zeke was a hot commodity. And I have spent many years with gooped up hands from rolling my Power Bait before finding Power Eggs. But last year I was fishing a new to me lake and someone suggested I give Power Bait Mice Tails a try. Needless to say, Ive been sold since. While I do still have eggs and even dough in my gear, its in the bottom of the tackle box and only comes out when these arent working. They have all the great attributes of the eggs with a bit of extra buoyancy and the free floating tail. I fish them on the same rigs as the eggs but also have had great success trolling them, either by themselves behind a dodger or flashers of my favorite, hooked on a Needlefish. The color selection isnt the greatest but I like that every couple months you can find them on sale and/or on the clearance rack at WalMart. For me, the Bubblegum/white in the picture below has been the slayer.


    ~RNP

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    • Very cool! Thank you

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      • Originally posted by troutdude View Post
        I use a size 8, sometimes 6, eagle claw egg hook. About 3' of 4-lb. leader connected to a barrel swivel. Above the swivel is a bead. Above the bead is a sliding / slip sinker (barrel shaped). And with 2 Power Eggs, it always floats. My main line, btw, is usually 6 pound test.

        I have also used small (size 12 or 14) treble hooks with two Power Eggs too. And it still floats.

        I'm not sure, minnowmagnet, why your rig isn't floating for you.

        Here is a Buzz Ramsey / Berkley "still fishing" tech sheet, that shows this set up.

        http://www.theguidesforecast.com/buzz/StillFishing.pdf
        I run the same rig. Carolina set up with #8 hooks, two eggs.. they float just fine. They'll also spin and agitate the the fish if you do a medium to slow retrieve with them or a decent length of leader under a bobber on a windy day. There is more to the eggs than letting them sit on the bottom. Play around with them and see what you can come up with!

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        • Very true. Had a large bow follow a very fast retrieve once; and take the bait right at my feet!

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          • Gotta love the power eggs! Had some nibbles doing the retrieve method at this spot I've been chasing a whopper at. Time was short so had to move to get some fish for the freezer. Killed em on orange and chartreuse two egg combo over by ramp C at Hagg lake. Picked up some half clear yellow and half solid orange ones at the Lake Stop store, plan to give them a try this weekend.

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            • Its been over a year since this thread was last posted on. I am mainly a fly fisherman but with this up coming competition against my buddy where we switch rods I found this thread very very helpful in choosing what I could fish with to win this silly competition. I will invest in some of these eggs and a few other things. Its just amazing on how cheap spinning rod stuff is so cheap compared to fly fishing stuff. I just spent $6 on one fly the other day, plus a rod that ran me $600 and a reel for $200. I catch and release except when I am deep sea fishing so I am afraid that using a treble hook will hurt the fish or increase its morality rate too much on some of the spinners I have been looking at. How do brookies and cutts like power eggs?

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              • Anyone tried fishing the power eggs with crawler?

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                • No idea how brookies and cutties, like the Power Eggs. But cutties DO like worms (so use them, IF bait is legal). Bobber and a worm, is all it takes.

                  Eggs and a worm? Personally, I see no need. Unless you use multiple hook set ups.

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