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Tiny jigs for wintertime bass

Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing

Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/23/20 10:01 AM

I was fishing today with an old timer today (who used to guide up in Viking country in the olden days). I fished with spoons and small soft-plastics, watching livescope. They were chasing shad and were generally interested in the lures, but no commitments. John switched to a 1/16th oz maribou jig and brought them in one after another. Of course, after watching him catch 3, I offered him $5 for one of those jigs; but he let me borrow one. We killed them; catching 23 total in about 3 hours. 5.7lbs, 4.5lbs, many over 3. I would have never thought of trying that. Thanks John!
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Posted By: CCTX

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/23/20 12:11 PM

That's awesome! I remember the float n' fly with a small hair jig won a big tournament on Lake Austin this time of year some years ago.
Posted By: Donald Harper

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/23/20 02:54 PM

Excellent trip Tim. Thanks for sharing and seeking out the Old Timers to learn a thing or two. Their knowledge will be lost forever if we don't hurry.
Posted By: Gitter Done

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/23/20 03:02 PM

Nice post and fish. Good job guys.
Posted By: bassmanrudy

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/23/20 03:43 PM

Way to go and with some Big fish!! That "old" knowledge is priceless!
Posted By: Monty Wright

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/23/20 06:33 PM

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Posted By: greenen

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/23/20 08:26 PM

Nice!
Posted By: BrockstaRama

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/23/20 09:35 PM

I bought some of those and can't find them to save my life! Good job
Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 11:44 AM

Originally Posted by Donald Harper
Excellent trip Tim. Thanks for sharing and seeking out the Old Timers to learn a thing or two. Their knowledge will be lost forever if we don't hurry.

Old timers are where the knowledge resides. I’m trying to get as much as I can from them...
Tim
Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 11:45 AM

Originally Posted by CCTX
That's awesome! I remember the float n' fly with a small hair jig won a big tournament on Lake Austin this time of year some years ago.

So hard to do sometimes, but you gotta remember those small lures. Thanks, tim
Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 11:46 AM

Originally Posted by Gitter Done
Nice post and fish. Good job guys.

Thanks
Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 11:46 AM

Originally Posted by Gitter Done
Nice post and fish. Good job guys.

Thanks
Originally Posted by bassmanrudy
Way to go and with some Big fish!! That "old" knowledge is priceless!

Yep, we want to extract and share that knowledge for sure. Thanks, tim
Posted By: Trickster

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 01:54 PM

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Posted By: ezbassin

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 02:37 PM

Nice fish. Question, are you sure that is a 1/16 oz jig? A 1/16 oz is tiny and the head on that jig looks bigger compared to the head on that fish. Looks like the two of you had a fantastic day after switching to the small jig.
Posted By: OTFF

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 03:04 PM

Originally Posted by Gitter Done
Nice post and fish. Good job guys.


Small jigs will always catch a few.
Posted By: rcjoutdoors

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 05:31 PM

That is a pig!!!! I definitely have to try this in the bass lakes that I go to, I do use small crappie jigs for peacocks.
Posted By: reeltexan

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 07:13 PM


Had a buddy that used to catch big fish on Fle-flies this time of year.
I've been in the boat when he did it.

These were 1/16 oz. tiny jigs with some feathers on them.
Posted By: ezbassin

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/24/20 10:53 PM

Originally Posted by reeltexan

Had a buddy that used to catch big fish on Fle-flies this time of year.
I've been in the boat when he did it.

These were 1/16 oz. tiny jigs with some feathers on them.


I remember using those as a trailer for a moving bait many many years ago.
Posted By: reeltexan

Re: Tiny jigs for wintertime bass - 02/25/20 08:18 PM


Yep.

Also will mention that I've caught a LOT of big fish on a 1/8 oz. Strike King mini king, it's advertised as a crappie bait.
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