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#12034867 - 01/11/17 08:43 PM Which of the two...
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is better this time of year?

I have several setups going but just curious about these two and everyone's opinion.
Which is better in Jan?
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 01/11/17 08:42 PM
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#12034887 - 01/11/17 08:48 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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depends where you're fishing. power plant lake where the water temps are in the 70s-80s i would choose a jig.
cold water lakes I would choose a jig with water temps 45 degrees or higher and a jerkbait below 45 degrees.

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#12034904 - 01/11/17 08:55 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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It's pointless to pick between the two on a poll. It all depends on where you are and what's going on with conditions at the time.

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#12034907 - 01/11/17 08:57 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: epicoutdoors]
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Originally Posted By: epicoutdoors
It's pointless to pick between the two on a poll. It all depends on where you are and what's going on with conditions at the time.


It's only pointless to you, if you don't like it clam up!
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#12034914 - 01/11/17 09:00 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Maybe you can add a clam to your poll and try that.

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#12034918 - 01/11/17 09:02 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: epicoutdoors]
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Originally Posted By: epicoutdoors
Maybe you can add a clam to your poll and try that.


Lmao!! :-)
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#12034920 - 01/11/17 09:02 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Big....HONKING....JIG!

Jerk baits have a place and a time....but a Jig is day in day out ALWAYS GREAT.

Of course, a monkey could catch a bass on a jerkbait when they are suspended and eating cold, dying Shad. But, I'd still rather hop a jig.
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#12034931 - 01/11/17 09:05 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Alright, "generally" speaking for a cold water lake in the northern part of Texas from lake Conroe to Meredith.
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#12034938 - 01/11/17 09:07 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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If the bass are suspending/in the middle of the water column--I'd have more confidence in a jerkbait

On the bottom or tight to cover or reacting to something falling fast, jig

There might be days when both work equally well.
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#12034945 - 01/11/17 09:10 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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All depends on lake and conditions of the day. Certain lakes I'll throw a jerkbait all day long other lakes they won't touch one and I can get bit on a jig better. My favorite is the jerkbait. Just my observations and opinion.
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#12034951 - 01/11/17 09:12 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: collincountytx]
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
If the bass are suspending/in the middle of the water column--I'd have more confidence in a jerkbait

On the bottom or tight to cover or reacting to something falling fast, jig

There might be days when both work equally well.


I am not all that great with a jerkbait but was under the impression that a jerkbait, if worked right would bring the fish up from the bottom? I'm asking not telling.
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#12034969 - 01/11/17 09:19 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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#12034973 - 01/11/17 09:21 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Originally Posted By: jackson_ranger
Originally Posted By: collincountytx
If the bass are suspending/in the middle of the water column--I'd have more confidence in a jerkbait

On the bottom or tight to cover or reacting to something falling fast, jig

There might be days when both work equally well.


I am not all that great with a jerkbait but was under the impression that a jerkbait, if worked right would bring the fish up from the bottom? I'm asking not telling.


If the water is clear enough yes they will rise up for a jerkbait. You are correct.
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#12034981 - 01/11/17 09:25 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Since I suck at both neither.
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#12034986 - 01/11/17 09:26 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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It all depends on what the fish want so try both of them and find out for yourself which is best that day.

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#12035010 - 01/11/17 09:34 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: collincountytx]
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
If the bass are suspending/in the middle of the water column--I'd have more confidence in a jerkbait

On the bottom or tight to cover or reacting to something falling fast, jig

There might be days when both work equally well.



Couldn't have said it better myself.
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#12035037 - 01/11/17 09:45 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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A Jerkbait will out fish a jig all day long in cold water and I'm referring to 50 deg less, a bass main food source in cold water is the shad die offs not crawfish.
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#12035062 - 01/11/17 10:09 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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two totally different methods , both have a place and time . Rip baits are lots of fun , but I never seem to catch the really big ones , lots of smaller to mid sized bass . For jigs , clearly a better way to have a better than average chance at a big bass . As for water temps , in most states in the US , crawdads start the mating ritual , usually in rocky area's , when temps starting getting 50F plus ( not 50F at the surface , 50F at the crawdads level ) . Jigs in a brighter colors , cranks in red colors and even NED rigs all replicate the crawdad early season behavior . Early spring is great for both techniques .

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#12035160 - 01/12/17 12:18 AM Re: Which of the two... [Re: coachallentca]
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Originally Posted By: coachallentca
Since I suck at both neither.

Lol @ me
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#12035170 - 01/12/17 01:24 AM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Neither are my go-to lures for winter but between the 2 I would throw a jerkbait if the water clarity was good and a jig if it wasn't.

My go-to technique in the winter is to slow roll a big spinnerbait.
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#12035449 - 01/12/17 08:47 AM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Paraphrasing BUBBA in Forest Gump- "You can swim a jig, punch a jig, drag a jig, hop a jig, pitch a jig, flip a jig, cast a jig, and I guess that is about all" roflmao


Edited by Texascajun69 (01/12/17 08:48 AM)
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#12035959 - 01/12/17 12:48 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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I hate both of those baits so this poll is useless to me. bolt
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#12036003 - 01/12/17 01:04 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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A Jig everytime... I throw what I have confidence in
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#12036069 - 01/12/17 01:27 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: jackson_ranger]
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#12036122 - 01/12/17 01:59 PM Re: Which of the two... [Re: coachallentca]
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Originally Posted By: coachallentca
Since I suck at both neither.
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