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#10858006 - 05/20/15 10:00 AM Football Jig Basics
Do-Nothin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 503
Loc: Celina, TX
I am new to football jigs. I am however, Going to focus on throwing some of them this summer. I do have a couple questions though. When do you chose to throw them? Why would you pick one over C-Rig? What Trailers do you prefer? Thanks for the help!
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#10858044 - 05/20/15 10:14 AM Re: Football Jig Basics [Re: Do-Nothin]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 8106
Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Rock,gravel. Craw trailer.
Dont hang as much.
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#10858100 - 05/20/15 10:30 AM Re: Football Jig Basics [Re: Do-Nothin]
jseago Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 1871
Loc: Deep East Tx
Keep contact with bottom at first. you may find that the will eat it hopping or stroking in subsequent trips. I throw this when I know there are fish on a point/deep structure usually rotating through a crankbait, big worm, and crig. FB jig is one of the most productive for me. but Ive fished on fork when they wouldnt eat a fb jig but they would a crig or the other way around.

Paca Craw is a good choice. I use a boot tail swimbait some too.

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#10858157 - 05/20/15 10:47 AM Re: Football Jig Basics [Re: Do-Nothin]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12213
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I throw them when the fish are relating to deep structure. I will throw both in the same area the jig and the C-rig to see which is more productive.

Trailers:: Xcite Raptor Craw Jr
Grande Bass Mega Claw
Netbait baby paca craw
LFT hyper freak
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#10858207 - 05/20/15 11:05 AM Re: Football Jig Basics [Re: Do-Nothin]
lamoon78 Online   content
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4333
Loc: Livingston Tx
I throw them all the time deep or shallow. Find you some fish then only take you a jig rod leave everything else at home and throw that sucker all day is what I did until I got confidense in it.

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#10858424 - 05/20/15 12:23 PM Re: Football Jig Basics [Re: Do-Nothin]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
paca craw... I've caught fish on them when a crig would catch little fish you could upgrade size on the jig. I'm big on dragging it instead of typical hop of a jig
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#10858514 - 05/20/15 01:02 PM Re: Football Jig Basics [Re: Do-Nothin]
Do-Nothin Offline
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Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 503
Loc: Celina, TX
Good info! I still have yet to catch a fish on it, but I usually go back to fishing a c-rig (more confidence). I guess I'll have to start leaving the C-rig at the house lol. Would Dragging it feel more like a C-rig bite?
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#10858561 - 05/20/15 01:20 PM Re: Football Jig Basics [Re: Do-Nothin]
CATCH5ALIVE Offline
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Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 18
Dragging it is the best way to fish it. Set the hook the same as the Crig also. Reel to fish and a long sweeping hookset is best. Also if its on a long line or super deep , i reset the hook after i get a few cranks in, this reinforces the fact you put a good hook set on them. Seen way too many fish get to the boat and jump off because they were barely hooked. Keep with it and keep 5ALIVE!!
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#10858569 - 05/20/15 01:21 PM Re: Football Jig Basics [Re: Do-Nothin]
CATCH5ALIVE Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 18
trailer mister twisters poc-it-craw!!
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FIND....CATCH AND CONQUER.......5ALIVE!!!

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