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I'm pretty sure most of you are familiar with Denny Brauer's Jigs. I went online to Tackle Warehouse several months ago and bought every color in the 3/8 ounce. I also bout a couple trailers. I've been studying how to fish jigs and everything, but I don't know how to gain up the confidence to begin using them.

 

First, I'm bank fishing. Second the water is between stained and murky but not muddy. Third there is alot of medium/heavy submerged grass on the bottom of my lake/pond. I tossed one out a few weeks ago and realized that a bass is only gonna catch one of these on the fall, because of the grass being so heavy on the bottom, there's no way they can see the jig, along with me having the problem that "now I'm hung up in grass". 

 

Any pointers would be great. Thanks guys!

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Try swimming a jig in the same general color pattern as the dominant forage. Swim it erratically by pumping the rod during the retrieve. Sometimes the bass will eat the jig near the surface or sometimes you will need to keep it barely above the grass. Small swimbaits make good trailers as well as the Zoom swimming chunk.

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I've heard and researched the swim jigs before, hadn't bought a single one. I guess I like the idea of flipping a jig around than swimming one. Do you think it produces the same as a regular jig?

 

Try swimming a jig in the same general color pattern as the dominant forage. Swim it erratically by pumping the rod during the retrieve. Sometimes the bass will eat the jig near the surface or sometimes you will need to keep it barely above the grass. Small swimbaits make good trailers as well as the Zoom swimming chunk.

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try 20 pound mono on your jig will slow down fall rate .weeds make good bass cover ..also try larger trailer,,to slow fall rate...fish the weeds just like its a big brush pile just jerk bait loose from weeds  and let settle again have faith...in what you fish...

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Thanks for the advice man. Might try one out today. Just fear the grass with all those jigs I just bought. Don't want to break them all off. lol

 

try 20 pound mono on your jig will slow down fall rate .weeds make good bass cover ..also try larger trailer,,to slow fall rate...fish the weeds just like its a big brush pile just jerk bait loose from weeds  and let settle again have faith...in what you fish...

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swim jig will rip through weeds better (you bought all those pro model jigs though, better use em!)

 

Just remember to quickly snap your wrists upwards (and your rod tip) when you feel grass.  Don't pull the whole rod.  If you do you'll just drag a ton of grass with you.  The quick snap increases bait speed and allows you to get off grass (even with treble hooks)

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I am a big fan of these jigs.  While Swim jigs do a better job of swimming through the weeds you can also get away with swimming these.  Try it.  Caught 2 large bass in a tournament this year using the black/blue with a rage craw trailer.

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Thanks for the advice man. Might try one out today. Just fear the grass with all those jigs I just bought. Don't want to break them all off. lol

 

If you use any of the braided lines on the market, you won't have to worry about losing any of your jigs.  Braided line actually cuts through vegetation like a knife, so if your jig gets bogged down, a sharp snap backwards will clear it out of there....and maybe trigger a reaction strike.

 

And to answer the flipping/swimming thing....you can use that jig for both.  Pretty much any style jighead can be used for any of the usual jig presentations.  You can go down a row of laydowns and flip that jig, then turn around and go back down that row swimming the jig.  And to swim the jig, all you need to do is reel it in just like a spinnerbait or crankbait.  Shoot, you don't even have to change trailers when you change from flipping to swimming.

 

As you become more confident in the jig, you can start experimenting with head shapes, weights, trailer types, and skirt colors and lengths, but for now I would suggest just keeping it simple and using those Pro Model jigs you have to get some fish landed and your confidence up.

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Just an update, I tried a couple of those jigs out yesterday with a (Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw/Green Pump. Blue Flash Color ) trailer. Tried dragging it, hopping it off the bottom, swimming it. And after 3 hours of fishing. Absolutely nothing. I guess Jigs aren't for summer. Either that or these bass have never seen a crayfish before, I don't know what to do. 

 

try 20 pound mono on your jig will slow down fall rate .weeds make good bass cover ..also try larger trailer,,to slow fall rate...fish the weeds just like its a big brush pile just jerk bait loose from weeds  and let settle again have faith...in what you fish...

 

 

swim jig will rip through weeds better (you bought all those pro model jigs though, better use em!)

 

Just remember to quickly snap your wrists upwards (and your rod tip) when you feel grass.  Don't pull the whole rod.  If you do you'll just drag a ton of grass with you.  The quick snap increases bait speed and allows you to get off grass (even with treble hooks)

 

 

I am a big fan of these jigs.  While Swim jigs do a better job of swimming through the weeds you can also get away with swimming these.  Try it.  Caught 2 large bass in a tournament this year using the black/blue with a rage craw trailer.

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