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Fishing Jigs #12386956
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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?


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Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6] #12387009
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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.
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Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6] #12387023
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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.

Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6] #12387035
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I like the black and blue with a craw trailer. I use them alot around docks and trees.

Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6] #12387057
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Don't be afraid to up your trailer profile to a full size bait. Big brush hog, baby brush hog, structure bug, beaver ext.


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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.


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Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6] #12387312
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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)

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Can flip some stuff with it also. I normally throw it on 14 or 17lb floro depending where I'm gonna throw it.

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Go to DirtyJigs website and go nuts. That brand is really all you need in the jig world.

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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.

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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)


This!


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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.


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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

Re: Fishing Jigs [Re: Dmurdock6] #12387925
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Santone or Viper jigs with a Yamamoto Flappin' Hog! banana


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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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