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#11937821 - 11/16/16 08:22 PM The jig has made me a believer
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Registered: 05/27/14
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I fished bellwood lake this afternoon for a few hours with my son and the bite was a little slow at first at least until we figured out a pattern. When we got there I noticed that there were shad rolling on the surface all over the lake huge balls of 3 to 5 inch shad everywhere. We marked some scattered small schools of bass underneath them and every so often one would scatter a ball on the surface. Fluke crankbait rattle trap white chatterbait nothing. Finally just got out the jig and fished the edges of the grass and pads, didn't start catching until we begin to flip the all the way to the back of the pads and grass and hop the jig through the lily pad stalks and right through the grassbeds, the really knarly stuff. Anyways that was the bite and it was a a slow bite but when they bit they would smoke it. Normally bluebird skies and high pressure I would be fishing a weightless senko but the jig is making me a believer. We ended up with 9 fish 5 of which were 4 or better.Thebass in this lake are fat and healthy. Here a few of the better ones [img:center]http://[/img] [img:center]http://[/img]

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#11937834 - 11/16/16 08:27 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
JIM SR. Offline
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excellent report. nice fatty. fish

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#11937847 - 11/16/16 08:31 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
Mossive Offline
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Registered: 11/02/16
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Loc: North Texas
that's awesome!

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#11937850 - 11/16/16 08:34 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
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#11937856 - 11/16/16 08:37 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
SlowDown Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2051
Loc: Texas
That one in the last picture has a huge belly, has been eating well. Congrats on a great catch.

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#11937871 - 11/16/16 08:46 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Same thing happened to me today, had shad flippin everywhere but wouldn't touch a fluke, spinner bait, swim bait, square bill, would not touch a surface bait. Tied on a Booyah jig and rage craw and boom. Weird.
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#11937883 - 11/16/16 08:51 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
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Thanks for sharing a good pattern. Glad you figured them out.
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#11937941 - 11/16/16 09:34 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
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Sounds like the fish aren't the only thing that got hooked on that jig. Nice fish thumb
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#11937971 - 11/16/16 09:57 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
rongleaves Offline
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Registered: 05/17/16
Posts: 144
Loc: Sunnyvale,Tx
cheers Nice fat fish!! That's awesome

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#11937998 - 11/16/16 10:28 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
HappyNest Offline
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Registered: 06/30/16
Posts: 38
Loc: Texas
Outstanding report .... thanks for sharing!!!

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#11938000 - 11/16/16 10:33 PM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
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Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
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#11938193 - 11/17/16 07:37 AM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Nice fat fish!

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#11938201 - 11/17/16 07:41 AM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
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#11938210 - 11/17/16 07:45 AM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
McKinneyMike Offline
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Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 297
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Way to go! Healthy and nice fish!

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#11938282 - 11/17/16 08:30 AM Re: The jig has made me a believer [Re: SK1]
bjankowski Offline
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Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 204
Loc: Lake Possum Kingdom
Nice fish and great story.. Jig's are my primary choice, always have a rod rigged with a jig.
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