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#11465663 - 03/09/16 09:47 AM Jig or Minnow?
Kylefield Offline
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Registered: 01/26/14
Posts: 83
Loc: East Texas
After switching over to jigs from minnows a year ago I can honestly say that I wish I had started with jigs. I catch way more fish and enjoy the Thump more!

My luck with minnows was hit and miss and it seemed like they had to swim around for a few minutes before the crappie would strike.



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#11465691 - 03/09/16 10:00 AM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Kylefield]
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#11465695 - 03/09/16 10:01 AM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Kylefield]
Catfish-hunter Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1472
Loc: Medina lake
Yes sir! I agree! If you want to take it to the next level,go into jig makers section and ask Pepop for advice on a starter setup to get into painting and tying your own jigs.Tying your own jigs is the icing on the cake,or the corn meal on the fillet.

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#11465960 - 03/09/16 11:56 AM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Catfish-hunter]
jiggin el Offline
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Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 2840
Loc: Cedar Hiil,Tx
Originally Posted By: Catfish-hunter
Yes sir! I agree! If you want to take it to the next level,go into jig makers section and ask Pepop for advice on a starter setup to get into painting and tying your own jigs.Tying your own jigs is the icing on the cake,or the corn meal on the fillet.


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#11466428 - 03/09/16 03:16 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Catfish-hunter]
SlabHappy Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 1198
Originally Posted By: Catfish-hunter
Yes sir! I agree! If you want to take it to the next level,go into jig makers section and ask Pepop for advice on a starter setup to get into painting and tying your own jigs.Tying your own jigs is the icing on the cake,or the corn meal on the fillet.


Make a few rods as well.. That's the tarter sauce.

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#11466447 - 03/09/16 03:22 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Kylefield]
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Registered: 01/10/09
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OOOOPs, sounds like your in trouble now! wink
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#11466468 - 03/09/16 03:29 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: SlabHappy]
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Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 5011
Loc: Grandview, TX
Originally Posted By: SlabHappy
Originally Posted By: Catfish-hunter
Yes sir! I agree! If you want to take it to the next level,go into jig makers section and ask Pepop for advice on a starter setup to get into painting and tying your own jigs.Tying your own jigs is the icing on the cake,or the corn meal on the fillet.


Make a few rods as well.. That's the tarter sauce.


I think I would RATHER get you to make a ROD for me...Much Easier on my Stress Level Index...LOL

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#11466958 - 03/09/16 06:23 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: crapicat]
dwmoore Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 4042
Loc: teague,tx
Originally Posted By: crapicat
Originally Posted By: SlabHappy
Originally Posted By: Catfish-hunter
Yes sir! I agree! If you want to take it to the next level,go into jig makers section and ask Pepop for advice on a starter setup to get into painting and tying your own jigs.Tying your own jigs is the icing on the cake,or the corn meal on the fillet.


Make a few rods as well.. That's the tarter sauce.


I think I would RATHER get you to make a ROD for me...Much Easier on my Stress Level Index...LOL. That's what she said

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#11466984 - 03/09/16 06:34 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Kylefield]
shut-up-and-fish Online   content
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 9084
Loc: Coppell Tx.

A wise old man told me long ago, if you want to learn to catch fish with jigs, stop buying minnows. He also has shown me it is not the jig as I have seen him catch many with some of the craziest methods of jigs....

Thank you Ernest Paty....

Don't get me wrong. Minnows have there time and place.
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#11467030 - 03/09/16 06:59 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2001
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

A wise old man told me long ago, if you want to learn to catch fish with jigs, stop buying minnows. He also has shown me it is not the jig as I have seen him catch many with some of the craziest methods of jigs....

Thank you Ernest Paty....

Do't get me wrong. Minnows have there time and place.


I agree David. This is the only time of year I like to fish minnows and a cork. Love to watch that cork go under, or lay up on its side.


Gman
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#11467092 - 03/09/16 07:27 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Kylefield]
Slewfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2189
Loc: E Texas
A couple dozen buys me about 3.5 hours of fishing time!! A fish or two in the livewell gets me another hour or two!! By then I'm ready to go home and little mans scattering baits all over the place.

A couple bucks worth of minnows is a CHEAP babysitter in my case!!! roflmao

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#11467111 - 03/09/16 07:35 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: shut-up-and-fish]
JigandJeep Offline
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 113
Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

A wise old man told me long ago, if you want to learn to catch fish with jigs, stop buying minnows. He also has shown me it is not the jig as I have seen him catch many with some of the craziest methods of jigs....

Thank you Ernest Paty....

Do't get me wrong. Minnows have there time and place.
This right here is maybe the best advice I've heard on this subject. I used to rely on the minnows when I couldn't get thumped. Once I stopped giving up so quickly on the jigs, I was forced to get confident with them and they became my crutch instead of the other way around. I'm no expert, but if someone told me I have to either fish jigs or minnows, I'm grabbing the jigs.

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#11470752 - 03/11/16 09:52 AM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Gamblinman]
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Loc: Coppell Tx.
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

A wise old man told me long ago, if you want to learn to catch fish with jigs, stop buying minnows. He also has shown me it is not the jig as I have seen him catch many with some of the craziest methods of jigs....

Thank you Ernest Paty....

Do't get me wrong. Minnows have there time and place.


I agree David. This is the only time of year I like to fish minnows and a cork. Love to watch that cork go under, or lay up on its side.


Gman


Jigs under a cork work just as well...
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#11471192 - 03/11/16 12:12 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Kylefield]
PKfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 2235
Loc: Texas
You can't blame that minnow for trying to be hard to catch. When fishing bridges with minnows, I only give the bait about 10 seconds before reeling it up one crank. I figure the crappie has already seen the minnow if he's there and is checking it out and once I pull him up a little that hook through his back slows him down just enough for the crappie to grab him. I tend to get a lot of thumps right after I move the minnow.

I used to put a second pole out with a slip bobber fishing the same depth as I fished a tight line with minnows. I quit doing it after realizing I got 20-1 bites on the pole I actively fished.
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#11472387 - 03/11/16 09:21 PM Re: Jig or Minnow? [Re: Kylefield]
Lollygagger Offline
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Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 117
Loc: East Texas
I occasionally fish with minnows. It really depends on if I have someone going with me or if the bite has been very slow the previous several trips. However with that being said, I really prefer to feel the thump while using jigs! That thump is the addiction!
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