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1/2 Oz Jigs To Large To Fish With?

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Hi guys,

 

wanted to get some input on this. Do you think 1/2oz jigs are to heavy to fish with? As I was fishing with a jig this weekend, it was a 1/2 0z with a rage tail blue craw tail. And that thing was like "thunk" in the water, and just sucking to the bottom of the lake. I was wondering, is it just to heavy to fish with. Can smaller bass hit a 1/2 oz jigs. I don't have much experience with them. I was thinking going with a 3/8 or 1/4 jigs with a very small trailer. Something that could compete with a Shaky Head and a Robo worm?

 

Whats your thoughts.

 

Thanks

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A 1/2 ounce is on the small side of jigs still. You won't catch near as many as you would on a worm but the quality will be better

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1/2 is almost the smallest jig I will fish!  I have caught 8'' fish on a 1/2oz jig.  Probably smaller.  Depends on water depth and wind.  But a smaller jig will get bit more, but most of the time by smaller fish!
 

Jeff

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Jig size & weight can be dependent on water depth, any current present and desired fall rate.

 

1/2 ounce jigs can be modified to fall differently and to appear larger or smaller with type of trailer you choose.

 

I actually fish a 1/2 bait 75% of the time. 

 

A-Jay

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i think you'll do just fine.  1/2 0z is a decent size just depends how you want to make it look. most of the time if im fishing a 1/2 im putting a bigger profile trailer on that bad boy. It depends on how big of profile i want.  just go out and fish it! 

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So you guys are telling me that a small bass say 1 to 2 lbs can and will take a 1/2 oz jig with a trailer.

the reason is the lakes I fish 1-2 lbs r about avarage size we catch.

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1/2 oz is my "baseline " for jigs, and I will work up or down from there as conditions dictate.

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So you guys are telling me that a small bass say 1 to 2 lbs can and will take a 1/2 oz jig with a trailer.

the reason is the lakes I fish 1-2 lbs r about avarage size we catch.

 

Yes ~

 

And when you put that jig in the right place, at the right time, with the right tackle - you might just find a few of the Above Average fish.

 

A-Jay

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A 1-2 pound bass will easily eat a 1/2oz jig.

 

1/2 is one of the sizes I throw the most.

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1/2 is what I use more than half the time.

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So you guys are telling me that a small bass say 1 to 2 lbs can and will take a 1/2 oz jig with a trailer.

the reason is the lakes I fish 1-2 lbs r about avarage size we catch.

A 1/2 ounce jig will attract your larger than average bass most of the time.  

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Already been said ... Just adding my vote to the mix.  1/2oz is my main size too.

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Jig size & weight can be dependent on water depth, any current present and desired fall rate.

 

1/2 ounce jigs can be modified to fall differently and to appear larger or smaller with type of trailer you choose.

 

I actually fish a 1/2 bait 75% of the time. 

 

A-Jay

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To me depends on football or swim head. I fish shallow lake and use lighter football and 1/2 swim head. Always use a big trailer to slow fall on either.

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1/4 to 1/2 for my ponds. Mostly Largemouth

1/2 to 3/4 for most the lakes and Rivera I fish. Mostly Largemouth

5/8 to 2ounce for fishing at or below the dam's. Stripe.

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Another baseline 1/2 user here. Will adjust weight and trailer size with comditions. I have caught 4-5" fish on on 10" Powerbait worms so bait size desnt really matter all of the time. Catching dinks on a 1/2 jig just shows you how in touch you are with your inner jig fisherman.

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I'd say 3/8 is my norm. 1/2 for deeper. I rarely go less than 3/8.

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A 1-2 lb fish will hit things a lot bigger than a 1/2 oz jig so I think you'd be fine with that.

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So you guys are telling me that a small bass say 1 to 2 lbs can and will take a 1/2 oz jig with a trailer.

the reason is the lakes I fish 1-2 lbs r about avarage size we catch.

1/2oz brush jig with the 6 or 7 inch crappie that popped it while it was falling;

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So yeah, a 1 pound bass can eat a 1/2 oz jig no problem. If that doesn't make you believe they'll eat a big bait, how about a 13 incher on a 7 inch swimbait?

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Wow. Thanks guys. Ok ill trust u guys. Im going to take a few trips and only take the jig rod. Only way I know how to get better and experience with them. And start to try different size trailers until I find what works for my lakes.

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1/2oz brush jig with the 6 or 7 inch crappie that popped it while it was falling;

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So yeah, a 1 pound bass can eat a 1/2 oz jig no problem. If that doesn't make you believe they'll eat a big bait, how about a 13 incher on a 7 inch swimbait?

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Nice slammer.  I plan on getting one soon!  

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I just started fishing jigs... For the conditions I fish, 3/8oz seems to be plenty of weight and I feel like a slower fall is generally better.  

 

re: the size of fish - I'm not a fish biologist, but I've read a fair bit and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

 

Admittedly, these are generalizations, but... It seems like bigger fish want to eat efficiently - exerting minimal effort for maximum reward.  And so a jig, which typically mimics a craw, represents a slow-evading, high nutrient/calorie meal and thus is attractive to fatties.  Smaller fish, in contrast, have to be ultra-aggressive in order to compete for food and so they are more likely to strike any number of things you put in front of them (assuming it's not perceived to be a threat).  This characteristic is what makes bass fishing so much fun.

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Bass & Grass!

1/4 - 1 1/2 oz! ;)

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The problem with fishing a 1/2oz jig or heavier where I fish is that when reel it in, there is about 1 ounce of crap attached to it. The crap that I am talking about is all the leaves, pine needles and weeds that are on the bottom. The crap on the bottom makes the jig feel like it's being dragged through mud. Is this how jig fishing is supposed to be and I should get used to it or should I stick with a T-Rigged Craw with a 1/8oz Tungsten weight?

I will add that I was using a 1/4oz Seibert Outdoors Arkie Jig with a Rage Tail Craw the other day and it collected almost the same amount of crap when dragged but it stayed really clean when being hopped.

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