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Jig. Big Fish Bait?

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So, I've heard a good number of people say that jigs are a "Big Fish Bait" and heard that they wouldn't catch as many "dinks" but I've caught many on a jig smaller than a pound. However I do believe they will get you a bigger bite than say a finesse worm, but just want to see if you guys are catching small ones on jigs too? They are one of my confidence baits and I throw them all year round. I love throwing them I just wanted too see if you guys catch smal ones on em too? Thanks

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As a general rule (bass can't read) smaller bass usually will not target a crawdad as prey. The more you make your jig act and look like a real crawdad, the size of the bass you catch should be 3 lbs and up.

If your jig has the profile of a bait fish or other criitter other than a crawdad, then smaller bass can get very aggressive and not be turned off by the crawdads claws.

If using a soft plastic grub or beaver type of trailer, then can expect young adult 2 lb bass. Location may be your problem; fishing too shallow where the smaller bass spend most of their time.

Tom

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As a general rule (bass can't read) smaller bass usually will not target a crawdad as prey. The more you make your jig act and look like a real crawdad, the size of the bass you catch should be 3 lbs and up.

If your jig has the profile of a bait fish or other criitter other than a crawdad, then smaller bass can get very aggressive and not be turned off by the crawdads claws.

If using a soft plastic grub or beaver type of trailer, then can expect young adult 2 lb bass. Location may be your problem; fishing too shallow where the smaller bass spend most of their time.

Tom

This man know what he's talking about ;)

NGaHB

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Yea I have caugh a lot over 3lbs but when fishing smaller tungsten jigs(1/4-3/8) oz I get some under 2 a lot of times because of the small profile. However with lead the jigs are a good bit bigger I don't catch as many smal ones

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Jigs will catch all different sizes of bass but the average size for me tends to be larger with many of them being above average.

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As a general rule (bass can't read) smaller bass usually will not target a crawdad as prey. The more you make your jig act and look like a real crawdad, the size of the bass you catch should be 3 lbs and up.

If your jig has the profile of a bait fish or other criitter other than a crawdad, then smaller bass can get very aggressive and not be turned off by the crawdads claws.

If using a soft plastic grub or beaver type of trailer, then can expect young adult 2 lb bass. Location may be your problem; fishing too shallow where the smaller bass spend most of their time.

Tom

Nice post WRB !!!

I have to agree, especially with this part of the statement, some of the things that have helped me to find bigger fish are fishing the deeper areas of a good location, lay downs for example, I start at the outside and work my way in, 90% of the larger bass have always come from the deeper end of cover that I fish.

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WRB and Nitrofreak are right on the money. For size most of my bigger bass come from deeper water. Also Bigger profiles catch bigger fish most of the time.

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