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I fish from the bank, so I can't really stroke a football jig. I'll just try them all and see which one works best

Go with the arky. I was using SK Bitsi Bugs in 1/4 with Rage Chunk , and I was lighting them up from the bank. Those jigs have no stability because of its ball style head so I knew my Rage Chunk was flopping over on its side. Now I'm gonna start using arky jigs which should be a more stable platform so I'm predicting better results. Plus it will skip allot better also. Skip them rocks under a couple of low hanging branches, a low bridge or a drainage tunnel, and see what happens.

Technique wise I'll let it sink and sit a couple of seconds, then give it a couple of hops, or do a hop reel, hop reel. They always seem to bite on the hop for me, and sometimes they bite when I'm reeling it in for a cast, and didn't know they were on it until they are like a foot away from the bank or wall.

LOVE ME A JIG BABY!!!

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Go with the arky. I was using SK Bitsi Bugs in 1/4 with Rage Chunk , and I was lighting them up from the bank. Those jigs have no stability because of its ball style head so I knew my Rage Chunk was flopping over on its side. Now I'm gonna start using arky jigs which should be a more stable platform so I'm predicting better results. Plus it will skip allot better also. Skip them rocks under a couple of low hanging branches, a low bridge or a drainage tunnel, and see what happens.

Technique wise I'll let it sink and sit a couple of seconds, then give it a couple of hops, or do a hop reel, hop reel. They always seem to bite on the hop for me, and sometimes they bite when I'm reeling it in for a cast, and didn't know they were on it until they are like a foot away from the bank or wall.

LOVE ME A JIG BABY!!!

Wow these Siebert jigs are INCREDIBLE. The quality is so amazing, and they're so much cheaper than the ones you buy in store.

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They are fancy and affordable. Got mine yesterday, and I'm happy. I think he uped his quality. When I recived some of his jigs a year ago they were really nice, but these are way nicer. GOOD JOB MIKE! ;)

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Do any of you guys think that eyes on the jig make any difference? I know some swear by eyes on the lures being a significant factor in getting bites so was just curious about that. I was thinking of painting some eyes on some jigs this year and seeing if I notice any difference between those and the regular solid colored ones I always use. 

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Do any of you guys think that eyes on the jig make any difference? I know some swear by eyes on the lures being a significant factor in getting bites so was just curious about that. I was thinking of painting some eyes on some jigs this year and seeing if I notice any difference between those and the regular solid colored ones I always use. 

 

It's the "Cool Factor". I like eyes, the kind that are glued on not just painted.

On the other hand, fish don't care.

 

 

 

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It's the "Cool Factor". I like eyes, the kind that are glued on not just painted.

On the other hand, fish don't care.

 

 

 

:eyebrows:

 

Why is it that some lure manufactures go so all out on some lures with the eye details? is it the old to catch fisherman thing?

I have read that with many bait fish the body of the fish is so camo that it leaves just the eyes for the bass to target in on. :confused:

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Well a lot of guys are "collectors" and we appreciate gorgeous lures!

The Megabass line of lures are very effective, but I own more than I

will ever fish. I just love the detail and on some, their angry eyes.

 

 

 

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I stepped it down to a 1/4 oz bass patrol jig today with a twin tail grub(which I never use). I was killing them, I usually use heavier jigs 1/2-3/4 with craws to feel bottom but the bass were devouring it. I fished it on a 7ft3 med *** and 51e with 30lb braid and a 12lb fluoro leader. I am not sure if today was a fluke but I caught 6 within an hour on it. My largest fish was about 4.5 but most were 3+.  

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I stepped it down to a 1/4 oz bass patrol jig today with a twin tail grub(which I never use). I was killing them, I usually use heavier jigs 1/2-3/4 with craws to feel bottom but the bass were devouring it. I fished it on a 7ft3 med *** and 51e with 30lb braid and a 12lb fluoro leader. I am not sure if today was a fluke but I caught 6 within an hour on it. My largest fish was about 4.5 but most were 3+.  

 

Nice, very nice.

 

Often downgrading is the way to go. Congrats.

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Nice, very nice.

 

Often downgrading is the way to go. Congrats.

Thanks, it seems the fish were just as big as when I use larger jigs, just more plentiful. The fish in my avatar is a normal days catch in that lake. Ill try it again on my next go round.

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Thanks, it seems the fish were just as big as when I use larger jigs, just more plentiful. The fish in my avatar is a normal days catch in that lake. Ill try it again on my next go round.

 

It´s a nice lake then...  :smiley:

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I'm gonna start using jigs myself. The mental hurdle for me is figuring out what type of jig to use for which situation. Weights I understand but understanding the applications for the different types is kinda overwhelming. Is there an easier way to figure this out or am I overthinking it? I know arky heads are preferred for skipping docks. When would one prefer a football jig? That's the kinda info I'm confused about.

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I'm gonna start using jigs myself. The mental hurdle for me is figuring out what type of jig to use for which situation. Weights I understand but understanding the applications for the different types is kinda overwhelming. Is there an easier way to figure this out or am I overthinking it? I know arky heads are preferred for skipping docks. When would one prefer a football jig? That's the kinda info I'm confused about.

Football jigs are best around rocks. Arkeys are good around everything. You can be completely covered if you have arky, football, and swimming heads.

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Ok. This definitely makes it easier. Thanks!! One more.....I think. Which jig is preferred for dragging along a soft bottom? I think the one I'm thinking of sits on the bottom with the hook pointing up.

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Ok. This definitely makes it easier. Thanks!! One more.....I think. Which jig is preferred for dragging along a soft bottom? I think the one I'm thinking of sits on the bottom with the hook pointing up.

Just find one with a flat surface in the front of the head. Could be a football style head or any other head. Just make sure it has a flat surface.

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Shockwave, the fourth post on this thread pretty much answered all of my questions on jig fishing. Good luck.

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Yep, I think that post along with what I've learned from Jiggin' will be a strong start.  I just placed an order with Siebert Outdoors so all I gotta do now is wait for the friggen ice to melt!!

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