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#12386956 - 08/15/17 01:12 PM Fishing Jigs
Dmurdock6 Offline

Registered: 02/13/15
Posts: 22
I want to fish with a jig but I have no confidence in throwing them whatsoever. What are some tips or types of jigs yall like to throw and around what kind of structure?
God Bless
Dustin Murdock

#12387009 - 08/15/17 01:42 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
hogbus Offline

Registered: 01/30/16
Posts: 253
Loc: texas
Santone swim jig w 4 inch cafiene shad trailer.
Big jig with rage craw around wood. Go in a creek and pitch it several times on every piece of wood cover you find. Multiple times to the same target. It agitates them. My first big jig fish was on Whitney years ago. I was talking to a guy on the bank and pitching in the same tree for twenty minutes while we were visiting, then I caught a 7 3/4. Said goodbye and moseyed up to the next tree. After another 20 minutes I had 7 1/4. I was the same way for years, until I got bit. Never leave the ramp without both tied on.
Good luck. JD
1996 Champion 191 Mariner 200 EFI original owner!
2013 Basscat Puma FTD 250 ProXs 10' Blades
Go Hogs!

#12387023 - 08/15/17 01:52 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
tsspencer2887 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/13
Posts: 773
Loc: GP, TX
I'm a Strike King fan. Either black & blue or black & red are my go to colors. Whatever you pick, I would recommend trimming the skirt down.

Jigs are not a bait that you can expect to get a quick bite on. It usually takes a lot of time and patience, especially when you're first starting out with them. That being said, they can be a very consistent pattern for some very big fish when you get comfortable with them.

#12387035 - 08/15/17 01:55 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
bo tbo Offline

Registered: 03/29/17
Posts: 106
Loc: mineral wells, tx
I like the black and blue with a craw trailer. I use them alot around docks and trees.

#12387057 - 08/15/17 02:17 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1991
Loc: ft.worth
Don't be afraid to up your trailer profile to a full size bait. Big brush hog, baby brush hog, structure bug, beaver ext.
Branden Hollingshead

30-DD's and counting

#12387282 - 08/15/17 04:42 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4230
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Football jig: I like to throw this around deep water structure and cover, be it a brush pile or a patch of rocks. This particular jig excels in rocky areas.

Casting jig: Great for offshore cover, like brush piles and fish attractors. Similar to a football jig.

Flipping jig: I throw this anywhere shallow, be it docks, grass, timber, shoreline cover, etc..

Swim jig: This is great over submerged grass or in lily pads. It works well any place a flipping jig works.

Vibrating jig: Same thing as a swim jig, just with a blade.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#12387312 - 08/15/17 05:11 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
Zach Starling Online   shocked
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Registered: 09/03/09
Posts: 1926
Loc: Lake Tawakoni
If your trying to get bit. Get a 5/16 santone finesse jig in river bream and put a zoom wat. Red creepy crawler (smaller profile twin tail grub)

#12387314 - 08/15/17 05:12 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
Zach Starling Online   shocked
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/03/09
Posts: 1926
Loc: Lake Tawakoni
Can flip some stuff with it also. I normally throw it on 14 or 17lb floro depending where I'm gonna throw it.

#12387430 - 08/15/17 06:49 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
mossyback75 Offline

Registered: 07/10/17
Posts: 21
Go to DirtyJigs website and go nuts. That brand is really all you need in the jig world.

#12387545 - 08/15/17 08:18 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
BigHead248 Offline

Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 285
Loc: Waxahachie, TX
My .02

Deeper timber / cover I like to drag a Santone M series 1/2 - 3/4oz. Favorite colors are PB&J and bull frog something. I seem to hang that head style up far less than others.

Deep points, ledges, etc, V&M 3/4 football jig. Favorite color is sprayed grass.

Flipping shallow cover I like 3/8 - 1/2 oz hackney flipping jigs in natural colors.

Santone makes my favorite swim jigs.

Those particular brands, colors, sizes, and in the situations mentioned are what I have confidence in. Confidence is the biggest factor with jigs.

#12387738 - 08/15/17 10:19 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Zach Starling]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 583
Loc: Irving
Originally Posted By: Zach Starling
If your trying to get bit. Get a 5/16 santone finesse jig in river bream and put a zoom wat. Red creepy crawler (smaller profile twin tail grub)

Take a kid fishing.

#12387744 - 08/15/17 10:23 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
Team Skeeterless Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 8415
Loc: Granbury, TX
Finesse jigs with zoom speed craw trailer to get you started. Pitching and flipping around docks and cover will get you bit. Best way to start. Once you gain confidence move to bigger jigs for bigger bites and football for offshore.
Nick Larsen

#12387813 - 08/15/17 11:50 PM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
chilli31 Offline

Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 351
Loc: Allen, Texas
Fish nothing but a jig to condition yourself
I fished with a jig for a whole year before I felt confident with that bait
But when you're you better hang on to that rod or a big ole fish will rip it out of your hands

#12387925 - 08/16/17 07:19 AM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
Deputy T Offline

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 475
Loc: Quitman, Texas
Santone or Viper jigs with a Yamamoto Flappin' Hog! banana
In God we trust, All others I run through TCIC/NCIC

#12387977 - 08/16/17 08:02 AM Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14305
Loc: Dallas, TX
All very good jigs and suggestions above

Getting comfortable with jigs, you will lose plenty getting them wedged and hook setting into cover and structure.

I'd get some arkie black and blue and some Hart tackle green/red jigs from wmart (both of these are decent jigs for at or under $2 per jig.) Once you develop confidence and the feel of fishing a jig; then purchase the nicer more expensive options

Using high vis braid main line to a 5ft leader of 15-20lb red label will help you detect bites and develop the feel quicker


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