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Will Wetline

"the Jig's Down!" 4/27/13

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If I said that to a non-fishing friend, he might say, "Don't you mean the jig's up, as in "The jig's up, Shorty! Come out with your hands up!"? If I were talking about cops and criminals, I'd stand corrected. But I'm not.

 

What's happening here is a cold water tactic, getting a jig down to the bottom to fish I know are there but in a fussy, non-aggressive mood.

 

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My reaction baits got teased more often than taken in the early a.m. although I did have a small bass show real interest in a Pointer 78. This smallie "ticked" the Pointer on the pause and this telegraphed clearly through 8 lb. Sunline Sniper fluoro and my St. Croix 7' medium power, fast action rod. But that one small brown bass was the only one that took a suspending jerkbait. There were several others throughout the course of the morning who swam behind it and flipped me the fin as they went by. (They knew I was watching.)

 

Mildly unhappy that there wouldn't be a jerkbait bite this morning, I relocated to the Heavyweight Hump. I figured these standoffish smallies might respond to a jig slowly gliding over the rocky bottom. When I hung up I popped the jig free and it got thumped - hard!

 

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Don't you think Boston's water supply grows some healthy looking bass?

 

Later in the day I worked a quick drop off the northern end of another rock pile. There was enough wind at this time to put a heavy ripple on the surface so I tried the Pointer again. I could hear them saying in a whiny voice, "No, I don't want it!" So I jigged their scaly butts.

 

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Other stuff:

 

- Water temp: 49.5 - 53.5

- Depths fished: 10' -  25'

 

'til next week's adventure,

 

WW

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Nice!

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Great post & pics!

 

 

 

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Nice looking smallies, good job!

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Very cool!

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Those are some nice fat smallies.  You didn't happen to hang 'em on a scale did you? 

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Those are some nice fat smallies.  You didn't happen to hang 'em on a scale did you? 

 

Only one which weighed 3.8 lbs. The next biggest I eyeballed at 3.3. There was a 2.7 or thereabouts as well.

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