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excellent info man..excellent. we do not have much weeds in my local lakes however our 4acre pond is loaded iwth it.. i may practice in that.. normally i go weightless and fish the outskirts and weedlines either close to the line or further out (pends on how agressive the fish are).. seems like high noon in bright light the fish are further in the weed trying to escape the sun.

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Thanks Catt, I am inspired to give jigs a try this weekend.  Will let you know how I do.  I feel you have given me some basic knowledge that is giving me the confidence to throw some jigs.

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Doing a little research before heading to a couple grass choked lakes and came upon this gem.  I realize this is a serious necro-thread bump, but wow, what great info for this time of year.  Thanks, Catt...and Steve and others.

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The majority of my tournament earnings come from fishing this way.  I always have 3 different jigs tied on.  Hey @Catt, quit giving away the secrets!! ;)

 

HA! Guess I should've looked at the post date..

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2 hours ago, Choporoz said:

Doing a little research before heading to a couple grass choked lakes and came upon this gem.  I realize this is a serious necro-thread bump, but wow, what great info for this time of year.  Thanks, Catt...and Steve and others.

thanks for the bump - good info in this thread.

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A lot of good information here. I learned to fish deep weed lines on my home lake by a guy who learned in the south. He won a lot out here, about 15-20 years back now, I was just a kid. He handed me his Waterloo Scrape rod with braid and a 1oz oldhams jig, and that’s where it started for me. The right gear made a big difference, as I was having a hard time detecting the bite, and controlling the fish once hooked up.  I remember reading a book by Terry Oldham called “Bass in the grass”, it pretty much explains everything everyone has been saying in further detail. I’ve done well fishing this way, it’s what I do when I need a kicker, but if course I’ve had days where it ain’t happening, like anything else. 

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What's everyone's most common weight jig you are throwing in the grass when fishing as described here. I fish a 1/2oz Outkast Tackle RTX jig and have never ventured heavier than that. Seems i am missing out. Thinking i should make a purchase on some 3/4oz or an 1oz. Where do i start....

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3 hours ago, JollyJoe said:

What's everyone's most common weight jig you are throwing in the grass when fishing as described here. I fish a 1/2oz Outkast Tackle RTX jig and have never ventured heavier than that. Seems i am missing out. Thinking i should make a purchase on some 3/4oz or an 1oz. Where do i start....

Depends on how deep I want to go into the vegetation.  1/8 ounce for skirting across the top, 3/8 ounce for going down a couple of feet, and 1+ ounces if I want to go all the way to the bottom. 

 

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Depends on thickness of grass, 1/2 oz on the outside grasslines & up to 1.5 oz.

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10 year old thread that pre dates my BR membership!

I will be one of the first to admit my weed/grass bass fishing skills are limited to weedless surface lures and fishing edges and pockets most of my bass fishing experience. The reason is simple I learned to bass fish on a like with heavy weed beds in the 50's when weedless spoons were the lure of choice.

Moved to where bass lakes were deep structure with sparse weed/grass cover the majority of the year, only the mid summer period had weed/grass growth and could still fish the edges and pockets.

It was only when fishing the Delta and Clear lake that targeting heavy cover became essential and had to learn to bass fish that type of cover. 

Interesting topic that I can't add to.

Tom

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5 hours ago, JollyJoe said:

What's everyone's most common weight jig you are throwing in the grass when fishing as described here. I fish a 1/2oz Outkast Tackle RTX jig and have never ventured heavier than that. Seems i am missing out. Thinking i should make a purchase on some 3/4oz or an 1oz. Where do i start....

A lot of time I want to go after a reaction bite, so I’ll start with 1oz a lot. It can be a fast and efficient way to fish. 3/4 I like a bit better if there is wood present. 1.5 oz in the real thick stuff.

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Spent nearly 12 hours yesterday trying to put this thread to good use.  Bass were all on bottom between 12 and 15 feet in thick stuff.  Never got jigs working comfortably.  But T-rig trick worms behind 3/16 tungsten bullet worked best for both getting to bottom and then working back to the boat.  Key was boat position...made challenging by the wind.  Keeping retrieve as straight as possible made working it much easier....just a little drift and the line wraps and pulls more weeds into the retrieved lure.

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@Choporoz exactly the reason I keep a Texas Rig & Jig-n-Craw tied on 24/7/365!

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