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#12542912 - 12/18/17 08:28 PM Learning the jig......
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Registered: 02/28/15
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Loc: East Texas
I'm an


Admittedly weak jig fisherman...just never really been confident in it.
But, after boating 8 on it yesterday, I think I'll keep it in the arsenal.


Edited by Fish2222 (12/18/17 08:29 PM)
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#12542923 - 12/18/17 08:36 PM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
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Nice job. Thanks for sharing the pics.. Were they up shallow?
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#12542939 - 12/18/17 08:52 PM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Donald Harper]
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Yes sir....caught them all in less than 3'.....
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#12542944 - 12/18/17 08:56 PM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
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Jig fishing is addictive, good job!
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#12542950 - 12/18/17 09:05 PM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
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*thump*
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#12543028 - 12/18/17 09:55 PM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
What the heck fished Granbury 6 hours yesterday and had a jig tied on all day and not a single bite. Caught one under on a swim bait...

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#12543044 - 12/18/17 10:25 PM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
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Registered: 01/18/10
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Looks like you learned well!

Nice fish!
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#12543104 - 12/18/17 11:42 PM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
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Registered: 01/20/15
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Loc: Tyler, Texas
I could never really get on a good jig bite on Athens, good job sir!

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#12543116 - 12/19/17 12:09 AM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
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Registered: 02/25/03
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Loc: Campbell, TX
Nice fish! Jig fishing is very addictive! You can really catch some toads on jigs!

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#12543189 - 12/19/17 06:55 AM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
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Good Job!

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#12543196 - 12/19/17 07:03 AM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1950
Loc: Texas
Really nice fish!

Matt's and Tim's TacticalBassin on YouTube has one of the most thorough primers/tutorials on jig fishing I've watched: equipment, types of jigs, colors, sizes, lines and leaders, etc.

One interesting factoid Matt mentioned is to use a rod with some good bend to it, say a moderate tip. He mentions that a rod that bends more and deeper is less likely to straighten out during the fight, releasing the tension on the hook in the fish's mouth where it can shake off a heavy jig. Interesting.

Matt and Tim are guides; several of the pros known for jig fishing give great tips, too.

Brad

P.S. 7:03 AM and raining like heck on Lake Athens!


Edited by Brad R (12/19/17 07:05 AM)

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#12543419 - 12/19/17 09:40 AM Re: Learning the jig...... [Re: Fish2222]
Skeeter man ZX225 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/03
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Keep it simple and gain confidence in it, then you can explore options that fit your fishing style. Most of the pro's say the same thing (keep it simple) and good jog on those jig fish they look nice.


Edited by Skeeter man ZX225 (12/19/17 09:41 AM)

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