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I`m having a little trouble deciding when to throw a jig or change it out for something like a Texas rigged creature. Suggestions on when it is optimal to throw which would be more than welcome!

Tight lines,

Matthew

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Both!

I never leave a piece of structure without throwing both.

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There is a reason why i have both rigged and in deck at all times...

I will almost always throw both inti the same spots repeatedly if i know there is a fish there until i tick one off enough to eat.

Also if i miss one on a jig or a creature i will drop whayever i jusy threw and pick up the other and put it right back in there...many times i will come up with a fish

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To me any cover on the water is optimal.

There really isnt one type, location, area or amount of cover that would scream one or the other.

Hit it with both numerous of times, they'll tell you which to keep throwing.

Mike

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I'll disagree with Mike L on one thing and that's the type of cover. In vegetation, a T-rigged soft plastic bait will become a headache in short order. When the sinker and bait become separated, the weeds will find their way between them and wreck not only your cast, but you patience as well.  The only option is to either peg the sinker or go to a jig and pegging the sinker eliminates the benefit a true T-rig has over a jig, the ability of the fish to take your offering without feeling the weight.

If your definition of Texas rigging only refers to how the bait is hooked, I don't see where it makes much difference except in the angler's confidence in one over the other.

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I look at this differently, there is a difference between jig and worm water, the worm being a traditional T-rig with sliding bullet sinker, the jig being a casting jig. If you are talking heavy cover and punching through it, then a punch rig works best.

Worm water to me is a sloping bank, usually clay or more rounded hump with sticks, flatter areas.

Jig water is usually fast tapering rocky bank or rocky deep structure, more vertical structure.

That is how I determine to start with each type of rig, will change if this doesn't work and fish both.

Tom

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I'll disagree with Mike L on one thing and that's the type of cover. In vegetation, a T-rigged soft plastic bait will become a headache in short order. When the sinker and bait become separated, the weeds will find their way between them and wreck not only your cast, but you patience as well.  The only option is to either peg the sinker or go to a jig and pegging the sinker eliminates the benefit a true T-rig has over a jig, the ability of the fish to take your offering without feeling the weight.

If your definition of Texas rigging only refers to how the bait is hooked, I don't see where it makes much difference except in the angler's confidence in one over the other.

Papa I don't disagree with you.

I fish so much cover down here that rarely is my setup not pegged.

A pegged weight was my train of thought, which I guess is called a Florida rig.

I guess I should have been more clear.

Mike

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I will use a texas rigged plastic when the bass want a smaller offering than a jig, or I use a pegged texas rig when in heavy grass, it comes through better than a jig.

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I usually throw both. I have both tied on about 90% of the time. I fish a jig more, but I throw worms when I feel like they may not want something with a big profile.

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 Only the fish can tell you what they want. Throw them both till you can establish a pattern.

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Typically i throw t-rigs(pegged) in grass more often than i throw jigs as they come through it better, but in wood and rock i definitely use a jig more... not saying that i dont do the opposite, i just seem to be more productive this way in general... 

 

Mitch

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Y'all ever watch a Texas Rig with an unpegged weight as it hits bottom?

The seperation distance is 6-8" max, once any pressure is applied that distance closes.

Y'all need to quite letting myths control what lures y'all use when!

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Y'all ever watch a Texas Rig with an unpegged weight as it hits bottom?

The seperation distance is 6-8" max, once any pressure is applied that distance closes.

Y'all need to quite letting myths control what lures y'all use when!

This is why I said a Texas rig is a poor choice in vegetation.  Not sure what myths you're refering to, but I think NWBasslover, like many, was looking for a starting point when faced with different conditions/cover.

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This is why I said a Texas rig is a poor choice in vegetation. Not sure what myths you're refering to, but I think NWBasslover, like many, was looking for a starting point when faced with different conditions/cover.

I tend to find jigs poor for vegitation on either go t-rig or florida rig.

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This is why I said a Texas rig is a poor choice in vegetation. Not sure what myths you're refering to, but I think NWBasslover, like many, was looking for a starting point when faced with different conditions/cover.

Texas Rigs & Jigs are designed with vegetation in mind!

The question was when to throw which, if ya aint throwing both your losing out!

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