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    Default Tubes for lakers?

    I know a lot of guys fish tube jigs for lakers primarily white ones.
    What I am wondering is what everybody's favorite brand and size of tube is?
    Also what size tube jig do you use inside your favorite tube?
    The last question I have involves Rattles. I am looking at a mold that will allow me to cast a rattle into a tube jig.
    The rattle will be attached to the jig itself via the lead.
    Of course I could also just use a clip on rattle or possibly epoxy one to a tube jig.
    I am thinking this rattle tube might be just the ticket for a Burbot fishing trip I have planned in February.
    Any thoughts on this?
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    Chris
    I use white and glow tubes in the 4"-6" range with 1/2-1 oz jig heads.
    One of my favorites are the large 4" YUM F2 2ubes in white.
    Gitzit 5 and 6 inch super tubes in Pearl White.
    Radical Glow makes some really nice tubes as well.
    http://www.radicalglow.com/catalog/i...hp?cPath=22_42T
    Gitzit also make a tube called a Tora Tube. These things are big honkin' tubes.
    One of these days I'll pick up a few to try for our big NWT lakers.
    http://www.canyon-plastics.com/Tora-...aits-p/910.htm

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    I have sum of the northland jig hooks with rattles haven't notice any difference with fish around tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    Chris
    I use white and glow tubes in the 4"-6" range with 1/2-1 oz jig heads.
    One of my favorites are the large 4" YUM F2 2ubes in white.
    Gitzit 5 and 6 inch super tubes in Pearl White.
    Radical Glow makes some really nice tubes as well.
    http://www.radicalglow.com/catalog/i...hp?cPath=22_42T
    Gitzit also make a tube called a Tora Tube. These things are big honkin' tubes.
    One of these days I'll pick up a few to try for our big NWT lakers.
    http://www.canyon-plastics.com/Tora-...aits-p/910.htm
    Thanks Dave.
    I'll look into those tubes. I am really thinking the glow tubes with some sort of rattle will be just the ticket for my Burbot fishing trip.
    I am thinking I will get some clip on rattles of some sort.
    Since Burbot tend to feed at night The glow and rattle should help them hone in on our baits in the dark.
    We have always run setlines in the past but this year we plan to break out the shanty and a lantern for some night fishing.
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    Yeah the burbies love glow lures.
    You can also tip them with a chunk of bait (if legal) to help draw them in.

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    Tubes Jigs are pretty much all I use, 3/4 to ounce and a half for most conditions. Owner hooks( Fresh and Saltwater types) are the best jig hook you will find and yamamoto or gitzit 4-5" tubes in my secret color!!! (white is Not the best color for lakers). Wether it's casting to structure in Panama for snappers and Blue jacks to Rock fish, silvers and Kings in Ak, you will not find a better jig and have caught thousands of large lake trout on them. The toras work for Lakers also and you can put a large jig in them for saltwater, I use them for Halibut, lings and grouper also. The Tora tube outfished bait on all my Halibut trips and in shallow water are killers. I still remember the time at the Whittier docks when my plain old tube caught silvers every cast while everyone else around me couldn't get a bite and the first cast of the day out of Seward catching a 45lb king.

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    I was looking at some do-It tube jig molds. It seems they don't make one with a 1 oz cavity.
    I don't suppose it matters inside a tube if I find a different style jig such as a Do-IT Bullet jig mold that does go up to 1 oz.
    As long as the action is similar.
    Thanks for all the replies guys. I will certainly pick up some glow tubes and clip on rattles for my Burbot trip.
    I will probably buy a mold to make a jig I can use inside some tubes that will make 1/2,3/4,and1oz jigs.
    I would like to catch more lakers this winter season.
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    On the do-it tube jig molds I just drill out the top to make a 1 ounce+ jig, this also helps keep the jig top heavy so it will swim horizontally in lieu of vertical which makes a better presentation. Over 1 ounce I go with the spire point jigs.

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