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Best Wacky Rig Reel

Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Reels recommendations for using the Wacky Rigs technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel

$249.99 – $259.99

Reported by
Kevin Delzell

Bangs Lake (IL)

Kevin Delzell reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel on Bangs Lake. Additional comments from this report: "2 lbs even. Wacky rig worked in otherwise difficult conditions."

Reported by
Kermit Parsons

Lake Of The Ozarks (MO)

Kermit Parsons reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel on Lake Of The Ozarks. Additional comments from this report: "Skipped senkos around docks to put a pretty good limit together for Anglers Choice. We were able to 18.18 with the majority of them coming on wacky rigged senkos. The spawn is under way but the biggest wave of spawners is still coming. The lake will be getting good soon if Mother Nature will work with us! "

Reported by
Phelptwan

Kalamazoo Lake (MI)

Phelptwan reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Shimano Vanford Spinning Reel on Kalamazoo Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Water had cooled down a lot due to weather and was about 72°F when we went out and cooled down to about 68°F by the time we got off the water. Wind was pretty nuts anywhere from 15-20mph for most of the night. I'll be honest, coangler and I really sucked tonight and should have had 5 good keepers but ended up with two. He had a huge smallie slip a ned and I popped two big large mouths off on the wacky rig. I put one 1.5lb in the boat early on a rat-l-trap, and then caught a few small ones on a trap. I had a number of other small ones on the wacky and a big pike on a spinner. Put one more in the boat around 9:00 on a wacky. Overall it seemed the bass were holding to the scum/weed lines and targeting the pockets in the grass was where I got most of the bites. Bits usually came right as I popped the bait out of the grass. To be brutally honest though, we spent most of the night fighting the current and the wind. It was hard to stay on any points and it ended with us spending most of our time fishing the areas out of the wind trying to find a bit of cover. "

Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel - EOL

$159.99 – $199.99

Reported by
Simi

Chisago Lake (MN)

Simi reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Chisago Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Two bays are filled with small lilipads and small patches of wood. Anywhere the wood piles come up out of the water you will find fish. Fishing in 1 to 8 feet of water. Slow down with a wacky rig and fan cast. "

Reported by
Andrew De Kock

Lake Jefferson (MN)

Andrew De Kock reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Lake Jefferson. Additional comments from this report: "The bass spawn was on over Memorial Day weekend with the bigger fish related to the shallow spawning flats on inside weed edges close to gravel, rocks, and boulders. The bigger fish came on a wacky senko on green pumpkin with red flake and got several also on the green fish swim jig in a bluegill imitation and a Keitech 4 inch bluegill flash trailer. Several smaller fish were caught on a wake bait and also whopper plopper70 in bone. "

Reported by
Bemidji State Fishing Team

Turtle Lake (MN)

Bemidji State Fishing Team reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Turtle Lake. Additional comments from this report: "The bass are up shallow looking to spawn. "

Daiwa Fuego LT Spinning Reel - EOL

$109.99

Reported by
Brandon Garrett

Clearwater Lake (MN)

Brandon Garrett reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Daiwa Fuego LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Clearwater Lake. Additional comments from this report: "With bluebird skies, and water temps in the mid 60's on Sunday 5/21, there were pairs of bass on beds, and others cruising around the flats and ledges, from 1.5' to 7' of water. I caught my limit of bass and a few culls on a chatterbait over flats and ledges. I topped out with only a 17.5" 3.4lb bass with the chatterbait. But I caught a few off beds, with neko and wacky rigged senkos. And, the tournament winners confirmed the better bedding fish were biting a wacky senko if you patiently waited for them to respond while sight fishing those beds."

Reported by
Brandon Gesch

Bone Lake (WI)

Brandon Gesch reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Daiwa Fuego LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Bone Lake . Additional comments from this report: "Caught 15 Largemouth mostly up in shallow under docks with the wacky rig. Fish weren't terribly aggressive after a cold front. But they are certainly starting to move up shallow."

Reported by
Joel Mroczenski

Prairie Lake (WI)

Joel Mroczenski reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Wacky Rigs technique and Daiwa Fuego LT Spinning Reel - EOL on Prairie Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Largemouth bass were tight to shoreline cover, especially if there was sticks, brush, or laydowns. Skipping a wacky rig as close as possible convinced a bunch of them to bite."

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