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how far should your craw trailor hang out of the skirt? it the green one to far out?

I prefer the Green one. I have better luck on the baby paca craw than I do the chunk. 2 lbers will smoke that thing. So will pigs.

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how far should your craw trailor hang out of the skirt?

 

 

I prefer to ensure there is sufficient space between the ends of the skirt and the action portion of the trailer, in this case the claws of the craw.

 

This can be accomplished by either trimming the skirt or modifying the body length of the trailer.

 

If the majority of the skirt is hanging all over the claws, it can impede the action of the trailer, especially on the fall.

 

This does not come into play as much if the trailer is designed to glide rather than flap.

 

A-Jay

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I like how the black one is set up........many people like how the green one is set up.

 

neither is wrong...I have caught fish one both. Sometimes you just have to fish both and decide.

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Jig fishing is good year round and is one of the most versatile baits. You can work a jig in many different was such as swimming or stroking it, but dragging a jig on the bottom is probably the most effective way to work it. Trailers aren't required but when the tails of the jig kick, it gives it alot more action which leads to more bites.. Hope this helps!

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I almost never use a rattle anymore. I used to, especially in off color water, but since I switched to hand tied jigs, I've forgotten to add a rattle. I haven't really noticed a drop off in bites.

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I have been using the bitsy bugs and they dont have rattles. I've switched to a similar jig with rattles in almost the same color right after catching a few on bitsy bugs and the bites stopped. Switched back to the bug and got bites again. So now I tend to stay away from the ones with rattles though I still have a few in my arsenal in case I run out of other stuff to throw at the bass.

 

I also find that most of my bites on jigs seem to come on the initial drop after the cast.

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I almost never use a rattle anymore. I used to, especially in off color water, but since I switched to hand tied jigs, I've forgotten to add a rattle. I haven't really noticed a drop off in bites.

 

always have a rattle .

I NEVER throw a jig without a rattle

 

That pretty much sums up where I stand on rattles   :grin:

At a recent pro tourney everyone was using plugs with rattles except KVD...guess who won the tournament?

 

Roger

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I almost always go with out a rattle, unless I think I need one. And even then I only use one to make me feel better. It probably dosen't matter.

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I'm mastering or at attempting to get better at jig fishing this year. Only way to do so is spend time on the water and imo that is a good thing.

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Planning on trying to do more jig fishing this year so decided to look back on pass post for good advice and holy crap Joe. S where do I send the check.

 

Those of us who are new to bass fishing reach out to you guys for help but dude that is going above and beyond

 

 

Thanks

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how many bites a day do you guys usually get flipping and pitching? and how spaced out are those bites (time)? usually after an hour or so fishing a jig without a bite i give up and switch to something else.

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how many bites a day do you guys usually get flipping and pitching? and how spaced out are those bites (time)? usually after an hour or so fishing a jig without a bite i give up and switch to something else.

 

I do not fish competitively, so the reality is, I'm always fishing for just one bite.

 

The Right one.

 

A-Jay

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Like A-Jay, I only need 1 good bite, but always hope for "3" good bites.

That way, I can blow 2 of them but still put grandma in the boat    :laughing7:

 

Roger

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I prefer rattles, trailers and scents with all my jigs. I was using the pork chunk trailer. But this year I'll try out the rage tail stuff.

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I started jig fishing kast summer with a 3/8 oz jig. I caught a few and got hooked. All I do is pond fish from the banks. Lately Iv been throwing a 5/16 oz jig and catching dinks, to 4# bass and everything in between. I love the feel of the smaller jig, so I'm wondering; would a 5/16 oz jig catch quality fish year round? I figure if they're looking for a bigger meal, I could just throw a bigger trailer on the end. Anyone?

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you got the right idea bigblock.......... but remember a bigger trailer will make it fall slower.

 

some lakes like a fast fall,

some lakes like a slow fall

and even that varies from day to day.

 

with the bigger trailer you could go back to your 3/8oz and be the same fall rate as your 5/16 with "normal" trailer.

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