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#11264211 - 12/05/15 04:19 PM Jig fishing
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Registered: 09/20/08
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I know I can catch more bass if I fish with a variety of lures and presentations. But I'm tempted to see if I can muster the courage (for this one winter) to only fish with jigs, knowing the few fish I catch will be larger fish. Included with jigs would be tubes or craw tubes, and other flipping baits. When fishing with any bait exclusively, a person learns little subtleties on how to use the bait more effectively. Any thoughts and comments on this subject would be appreciated -- and interesting, not just to me, but to a lot you I would think.

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#11264231 - 12/05/15 04:31 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Do it. I've always done better with natural dark colors like green pumpkin and black and blue. 3/8-1/2 oz size. Flippin style jigs for heavier cover, football jigs on flats, bluff walls and flipping shallow water. Denny Brauer Structure jig for skippin docks. I stick to rage craw trailers, BUT you want less movement in the trailer with colder water temps, so a beaver/rodent style bait works well for that.
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#11264254 - 12/05/15 04:45 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Thanks for the reply MagFluker. Appreciate encouragement and recommendations about the type of jigs.

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#11264360 - 12/05/15 06:06 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Several years back, from thanksgiving to valentines I decided to only fish jigs because while I had caught some jig fish I had my butt whooped in too many tournaments by jigs. One of the best fishing decisions I ever made. It is now a year round staple for me. But I still like it best this time of year.


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#11264391 - 12/05/15 06:35 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Thanks for the reply Billy. That is very encouraging. Right now, I'm thinking that I'll do it.

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#11264440 - 12/05/15 07:07 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
elrod Offline
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Registered: 04/25/09
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Loc: Nevada, TX
I have done this but only on a day trip fishing nothing but jigs. Sound like if you do this you should have it down. After reading this I may try this to

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#11264457 - 12/05/15 07:16 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Let's do it Elroy.

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#11264467 - 12/05/15 07:20 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Billy_Lawson Offline
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Also if I could pick one jig that would be the most versatile and catch them really well right now, I would say 1/2 oz black and blue mpack flipping jig with a rage chunk for the trailer. That new weedguatd style will really help you if your unfamiliar with working a jig in heavy cover because in the winter you have to fish the nasty stuff. The mpack weedguatd will save you countless lost jigs
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#11264469 - 12/05/15 07:21 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: MagFluker]
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Originally Posted By: MagFluker
Do it. I've always done better with natural dark colors like green pumpkin and black and blue. 3/8-1/2 oz size. Flippin style jigs for heavier cover, football jigs on flats, bluff walls and flipping shallow water. Denny Brauer Structure jig for skippin docks. I stick to rage craw trailers, BUT you want less movement in the trailer with colder water temps, so a beaver/rodent style bait works well for that.


What brand is your favorite flipping style jig? I have a good supply of football jigs but need to place an order for some flipping jigs.

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#11264500 - 12/05/15 07:48 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Here is a great 2 page conversation that will help.

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/10746680/2
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#11264514 - 12/05/15 07:55 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Mayo Offline
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Registered: 08/13/08
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I have had zero luck throwing a jig for two months now. It's depressing... But I will still chunk it

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#11264532 - 12/05/15 08:02 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
sheaown Offline
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Fish them slow, if you think our fishing it slow fish slower.
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#11264545 - 12/05/15 08:09 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: Mayo]
danwill12 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 333
Loc: Florida
If you can fish a T rig well you can fish a jig. Slow down. Now, Slow Down Again. Repeat till you figure out you are still going to fast. Also brown with orange works well.

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#11264655 - 12/05/15 09:15 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks for all the replies. Will continue checking to be sure I don't miss any more that might come in.

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#11264674 - 12/05/15 09:28 PM Re: Jig fishing [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Registered: 06/10/09
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Loc: arp,tx
What colors do you use for your trailers? Black & blue jig use a black and blue trailer. Just try to match it to your jig color?

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