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.
P.S. 7:03 AM and raining like heck on Lake Athens!
Edited by Brad R (12/19/17 07:05 AM)