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Looking for a Good Jig #9418191 10/21/13 10:03 PM
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I say this every year around this time. I always have the best intentions of becoming a good jig fisher but just don't have the confidence in them to make myself fish them. This Fall will be different. What's a good Fall color and size to build some confidence. When do the crawfish molten? And what water temp is idea for jig fishing? Thanks for any help.

Mark Perry have any jigs for sale?




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Re: Looking for a Good Jig [Re: Black Bass Blake] #9418204 10/21/13 10:09 PM
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What kinda jig you talkin about? football jig? or just jig head with softplastic on it?

Re: Looking for a Good Jig [Re: Black Bass Blake] #9418224 10/21/13 10:13 PM
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Hey Colorado any kind of jig that will build confidence, football, finesse, stand up, but I do want a skirted jig. I can flip pegged T-rigs with craw plastics and catch fish just can't seem to get the bites with a skirted jig.




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Re: Looking for a Good Jig [Re: Black Bass Blake] #9418404 10/21/13 11:24 PM
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Re: Looking for a Good Jig [Re: Black Bass Blake] #9418451 10/21/13 11:44 PM
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Ive been having the best luck with white powergrubs on a jig head these past few trips... I was fishing moving water in a river, and still water as well

I am admittedly an amatuer at best, but I fish mine two ways... first way I do it is kinda like a jerk bait with a twitch pause twitch pause movement, and they usually hit it either on the fall, or right when you twitch, and you kinda wanna let em turn with it before setting the hook in an upward motion

The second way I do it is to just swim em... varying my retrieval speed -- again I am an amatuer with jigs... I am more of a crankbait / spinnerbait kinda guy

Re: Looking for a Good Jig [Re: Black Bass Blake] #9418453 10/21/13 11:45 PM
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Get ya a 3/8 or half ounce black and blue jig put a plack and blue x-cite raptor craw trailer on it and start fishing it you will get bit eventually. Ever lake is a good lake for a jig but Ray Bob.

Re: Looking for a Good Jig [Re: Black Bass Blake] #9418455 10/21/13 11:46 PM
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Give Joey Watts a shout at Flatlands Custom Tackle, www.flatlandscustomtackle.com. He knows how to build a jig and will customize them to your specs.

I've had good luck recently on his finesse jigs and his swim jigs.

Good luck!

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Mark Pack's Awesome jigs are just great I haven't been able to hang one up in grass yet he has a real different weed guard.

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All you need is a 3/16 santone finesse jig in #96 river bream. Best jig


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Re: Looking for a Good Jig [Re: Lynn] #9418523 10/22/13 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted By: Lynn
Give Joey Watts a shout at Flatlands Custom Tackle, www.flatlandscustomtackle.com. He knows how to build a jig and will customize them to your specs.

I've had good luck recently on his finesse jigs and his swim jigs.

Good luck!


^^^ He makes great jigs and some killer bladed swim jigs too! Not sure if he still makes the bladed swim jigs, but they were awesome on Fork in the spring. Hot Craw was the color.


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I don't think the perfect jig has ever, and maybe never will, be invented. Try some different shapes in an aquarium and prepare to be unimpressed. The ones that hold a craw, for instance, in a slightly upright position have a head that is too wide and can many times just slip right out of a fish's mouth. The fish has the thing in it's mouth sideways...and the hook just misses. A jig that won't do that, allows the bait to rock over on it's side...nothing in nature does that. There are some with split weedguards that may be a slight improvement...but not much.
While I'm on a roll....whoever first thought it was was a good idea to put colored weedguards on a jig? Are the fish supposed to not notice it? Surely there are fibers that are just as suitable in clear. Why are they limited to swim jigs?
My 2 cents.

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Go buy a handful of strike king tour grade 3/4 oz green pumpkin football jigs , throw a strike king rage craw in summer craw color on the back , drag it slow and send me pics !!! I promise if you fish it enough you will be blown away




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Check out Kustom Kicker Jigs, The Freak. The best jig I have ever used! kustomkickerjigs.com check them out

Re: Looking for a Good Jig [Re: Bruce Johns] #9418657 10/22/13 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted By: Bruce Johns
I don't think the perfect jig has ever, and maybe never will, be invented. Try some different shapes in an aquarium and prepare to be unimpressed. The ones that hold a craw, for instance, in a slightly upright position have a head that is too wide and can many times just slip right out of a fish's mouth. The fish has the thing in it's mouth sideways...and the hook just misses. A jig that won't do that, allows the bait to rock over on it's side...nothing in nature does that. There are some with split weedguards that may be a slight improvement...but not much.
While I'm on a roll....whoever first thought it was was a good idea to put colored weedguards on a jig? Are the fish supposed to not notice it? Surely there are fibers that are just as suitable in clear. Why are they limited to swim jigs?

My 2 cents.


Thanks Bruce, I can't tell a lot of blood sweat and research went into your findings. Makes sense




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