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#12472023 - 10/19/17 09:12 PM Technique
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Crappie jigging. Twitch up or down? Which do you prefer? Twitch up for me personally.
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#12472164 - 10/19/17 11:14 PM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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#12472199 - 10/20/17 04:30 AM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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Down mostly but sometimes up
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#12472360 - 10/20/17 08:09 AM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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Just hold it still. Boat will impart all the action it needs. Active fish will smash it when they get ready.
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#12472401 - 10/20/17 08:36 AM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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90 % of the time deadstick. Then it is a mix of 6 inch hops, 3 ft raise and fall. , and let it sit on bottom for a few seconds and slowly lift it.
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#12472423 - 10/20/17 08:51 AM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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Most of the time I just slowly lift and lower. I'm trying to feel the brush or tree as I swim the jig around. Occasionally I'll deadstick with a small twitch every now and then.
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#12472733 - 10/20/17 12:13 PM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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This Weekend the wife and I were hitting the trees and stumps in 12-15 fow.. about 7 ft down, then I dropped down a bit more. then I dropped down a bit more. Thump, the first one I Pulled, had Mud on his belly... Guess where we started at on Each Tree from there on..
So what Im saying is that I like to section it off and I like the slow up and down. not too much Twitching.. the Jon Boat does enough twitching.. smile

My wife learned a lot this week, mostly about watching her line, more than just feeling the Thump.

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#12472810 - 10/20/17 01:22 PM Re: Technique [Re: Chiprat]
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Originally Posted By: Chiprat
This Weekend the wife and I were hitting the trees and stumps in 12-15 fow.. about 7 ft down, then I dropped down a bit more. then I dropped down a bit more. Thump, the first one I Pulled, had Mud on his belly... Guess where we started at on Each Tree from there on..
So what Im saying is that I like to section it off and I like the slow up and down. not too much Twitching.. the Jon Boat does enough twitching.. smile

My wife learned a lot this week, mostly about watching her line, more than just feeling the Thump.


Great pics buddy!!!!!
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#12472964 - 10/20/17 03:04 PM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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So very little movement? I've yet to catch anything on a jig. Maybe I should try with a bobber? I got a 8ft medium action all star rod, set up with a shimano Siena 2500 reel loaded with braided 6lb test 1lb diameter.

Reading these comments i feel I might be moving too much! Do you guys think the braided line spooks the fish? I almost loaded it with me crappie hi vis but I seem to get hung up alot and wanted the strength of braid.

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#12473090 - 10/20/17 05:13 PM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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I use braid and don't have problems with it. Every day is different, but for the most part as small of a movement as possible.
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#12473128 - 10/20/17 05:53 PM Re: Technique [Re: MilesHunter]
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Originally Posted By: MilesHunter
Most of the time I just slowly lift and lower. I'm trying to feel the brush or tree as I swim the jig around. Occasionally I'll deadstick with a small twitch every now and then.
This
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#12473242 - 10/20/17 08:05 PM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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welcomeThumpy! Another explanation for fishing a jig is to fish it like you would a minnow with a cork.I believe the right depth is a little more important with a jig.
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#12473275 - 10/20/17 08:44 PM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
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Sorry for the hijack. I'll try jig on a cork

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#12473282 - 10/20/17 08:48 PM Re: Technique [Re: Thumpy]
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Originally Posted By: Thumpy
Sorry for the hijack. I'll try jig on a cork
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#12473543 - 10/21/17 07:50 AM Re: Technique [Re: Mac817]
Mac817 Offline
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Thanks everyone! Great answers!
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