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GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:02 am
by masterbass
One of my absolute favorites, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Are they discontinued?

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:24 am
by BassFisher83

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:10 pm
by replica66[]
Speaking of my favorite bass bait.. What is the most effective method of fishing these? I almost always pull it up off the bottom, then let it glide back down on a slack line. I let it sit on the bottom for several seconds then give it a couple quick upward lifts again with the rod, then let it swim back to the bottom again. I reel in some line each time. I am trying to make it look like a startled crawdad, the way they scoot away when disturbed. The bass will usually hit the bait when the Ika gets back to the lake bottom. I've heard of fishermen basically just winding it back slowly along the bottom, almost like working a plastic worm. Does anyone fish it this way?

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:12 am
by BlaineFred
I fish them with the skirt trailing, but some people put the skirt at the top at the hook eye.

What method do you use?

I have also read about inserting a nail. Comments would be appreciated.

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:39 pm
by masterbass
I usually buy them at dicks and field and stream, but the last few times they haven't had any. Good to see them at tw. I rig them weightless skirt up. One of my favorites.

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:32 pm
by stubbs
fish it skirt facing forward as well...killer bait

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:49 am
by cornmuse
With the Fat Ika, having the skirt facing towards the hook eye will add 10% to the casting distance. It becomes a real bullet. Also, when you pop it off the bottom, it swims back to the bottom but in the direction opposite to your position - it swims away. This is very cool when fishing rip-rap along a steep drop - the bait heads back to the rocks instead of swimming away from the cover. It also drops away from the direction of the cast, allowing a better presentation under low hanging branches or logs.

I haven't done it yet, but I really want to try this with a screw in weight at the far end like a Neko Rig.

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:32 am
by nctrucker
just wondering if you did rig it a la mode neko rig yet? skirt down or up?

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:40 pm
by accodn2ryan
What size hook are you all using? I'm currently using a 3/0 EWG, but I'm not sure if that's too small?

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:14 pm
by QUAKEnSHAKE
4/0 Gammy Deep Throat works the best for me.

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Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:47 pm
by accodn2ryan
QUAKEnSHAKE wrote:4/0 Gammy Deep Throat works the best for me.

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Thanks! I'll try this set up out next time I get out on the water.

Re: GYCB Fat Ika?

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:10 pm
by rza007
I’ve been searching for the big ika. Anyone know where to find em?