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#11682462 - 06/22/16 02:45 PM Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water.
Lightnin Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
Please explain to me the best way to fish a jig in 25 ft. of water. Are you dragging it like a Carolina rig or hopping it? Just trying to learn a new technique.

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#11682466 - 06/22/16 02:46 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
txsuperman Offline
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BOTH
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#11682475 - 06/22/16 02:51 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Yes to both. The fish will tell you which one is better that day.

Don't be shy of hopping a Carolina rig either.


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#11682588 - 06/22/16 03:39 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Mike_Soriano™]
Jaguar6 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mike_Soriano™
Yes to both. The fish will tell you which one is better that day.

Don't be shy of hopping a Carolina rig either.
This!!! I hardly drag a carolina rig. Im typically hopping it. Drag the first couple casts to feel the bottom and possible structure and then hop after you know where and what it is
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#11682625 - 06/22/16 03:56 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
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All of the above. drag it, hop it, hop hop pause it, stroke it, hop hop swim it, hop drag hop it. Endless ways until they bite it!
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#11682664 - 06/22/16 04:09 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
Ban-D Offline
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I don't do either. I keep my Rod tip down,and turn the reel handle painfully slow sometimes stopping it completly then barley turn the handle again keeping constant cotact with the bottom, and only every "hop" if I get stuck on structure.

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#11682695 - 06/22/16 04:26 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
Skeeter man ZX225 Online   content
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Ask B. Hollingshead.

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#11683050 - 06/22/16 06:49 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
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Drag it sometimes and hop it sometimes. A team tournament my partner and I fished early this year I was getting bit dragging a c-rig and my partner wasn't hopping a c-rig. Later in the day my bite went away and my partners bite hopping turned on. So I think you have to let the fish tell you what they want.
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#11683175 - 06/22/16 07:43 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Skeeter man ZX225]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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Originally Posted By: Skeeter man ZX225
Ask B. Hollingshead.
I don't even own a jig..dragging it is my favorite they knock about 4ft of slack when they hit it. Big bulky trailers.
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#11683252 - 06/22/16 08:15 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
Mudman63 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
Posts: 1613
Loc: Spring & New Braunfels, Texas
There are not too many things in life I enjoy more than dragging a jig in 20' of water and then getting a strike. Almost as good as, well, you know.

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#11683330 - 06/22/16 08:38 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
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Loc: Knoxville, TN
Come to Tennessee and fish the Tennessee River lakes....ledges 40'......3/4-1.5 oz tungsten football head jigs are a must...leave the mono at home...fc or braid for sensitivity....drag....hop....stroke....depends on the bass....if there is current....they'll hit just about any technique....if no current.....slow drag....

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#11683461 - 06/22/16 09:30 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Mudman63]
Dougw1515 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 89
Originally Posted By: Mudman63
There are not too many things in life I enjoy more than dragging a jig in 20' of water and then getting a strike. Almost as good as, well, you know.


Almost as good as a top water bite????
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#11683643 - 06/22/16 10:43 PM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: B.Hollingshead]
SKEETER_MAN_225 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/07
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Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
Originally Posted By: Skeeter man ZX225
Ask B. Hollingshead.
I don't even own a jig..dragging it is my favorite they knock about 4ft of slack when they hit it. Big bulky trailers.

This is the way I drag my jig too that bite is awesome!
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#11683705 - 06/23/16 12:15 AM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
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Registered: 06/09/08
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Loc: The Great State of Texas
Dragging both , CR and Jig , painfully slow , then slower .

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#11684069 - 06/23/16 08:57 AM Re: Fishing a jig in 20 to 30 feet of water. [Re: Lightnin]
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