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I never see no one talk about casting a jig or t rig no more. Seems like everyone these days just talk about flipping, but I cast 75% of the time what about you?

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I'll tell you that you are not the only one who catches bass by casting a jig.

 

It's a very common technique used by many.

 

A-Jay

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Most areas I fish are not conductive to flipping, so I cast those 95% of the time. I do have one local lake with tons of pads and fish Fl. 2 months a year, so I do keep up on the practice. Brian.

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I cast both because I fish from the bank. There isn't any cover for me to flip to, and if there is cover I'll have to pitch to it.

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I cast a jig, and every now and then a t-rigged worm.  But a lot of my fishing is done pitching to cover but I do cast lighter football jigs early spring.

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Yea 75% is a good number!

As I approach a spot I'll cast, pitch, & flip as I get close.

And yes I do it with the same rod & lure ;)

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If you take away my T-rigs and jigs, you might as well take my rods too  :sad78:

 

Roger

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Majority of my jig fishing is open water casting, not footballs either.  All of my heaviest tournament bags have come from the end of casting jig :).  

 

That rod is on my deck pretty much all year long, but especially June through September.  

 

I wouldn't say it's a lost art, but it's certainly doesn't get talked about as much as flipping/swimming/football style jig fishing...

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I learned about casting a jig and its effects from getting tired of flipping it without results and turning around in the boat and making a cast .. Was such a lightbulb day for me ... In that paddle boat lmao

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Yea 75% is a good number!

As I approach a spot I'll cast, pitch, & flip as I get close.

And yes I do it with the same rod & lure ;)

Me too. Starts as a cast, then a side swing cast, then a flip.

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If possible , I prefer to cast from a distance and Ill often work the Texas rig or jig all the way back to the boat .

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some people are confusing each technique so for clarity:

 

Flipping = having a set amount of line out then using your hand to grab the line to raise and lower the bait in and out of the water (not engaging the reel)

 

Pitching = an abbreviated version of a cast (you actually disengage/engage your spool to make shorter accurate casts)

 

 

 

I cast about 60% of the time because I want to stay way off and work more water

 

I pitch 35% of the time when I am in range to do so because I am more accurate than casting this way

 

The rest is flipping, I do it, just not nearly as much as the others.

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I cast jigs and t-rigs probably 70+% of the time, but it is usually a very controlled roll cast which is often just as accurate as a pitch. I almost never flip...

 

Mitch

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I cast jigs all the time as well as T rigs, although I've gone to using mostly swinging football heads when I'm wanting to cast a plastic bait. 

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Totally depends on a variety of factors as to what I will cast and when.

 

Jigs and the Carolina rig are part of my arsenal as they are of most bass fishermen.

 

So read the posts and come to your own conclusions and throw what you what and when you want depending on the various factors involved with bass fishing.

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Yea 75% is a good number!

As I approach a spot I'll cast, pitch, & flip as I get close.

And yes I do it with the same rod & lure ;)

Don't you know this sets the cosmic forces at imbalance! Lol
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I cast jigs and T-rigs a lot especially in clearer lakes where I want to stay far away to be undetected.  I probably pitch and cast about the same amount.  I flip quite a bit too, but I'll pitch before I flip.  I like to keep my distance if at all possible.

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Casting a jig is one of my main techniques for big shallow smallies.

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Don't you know this sets the cosmic forces at imbalance! Lol

That is the cosmic forces perfectly aligned! ;)

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It really is about the "Lake" I dare say you will not cast a jig or even a trig plastic worm a great deal in many parts of Florida with heavy hydrilla mat's everywhere, flipping, short pitch work is more likely, as summer progresses so does the hydrilla. Sure, you can still cast into, along edges of lily pads, boat trails etc.. But I really believe it is all about the "Lake" & how you fish the conditions of it. If you can't move your boat thru or into hydrilla much, Or, dragging fish from a hundred feet away thru thick hydrilla, doesn't yield boated fish.. You can quickly see how flipping, pitching, and saturation fishing can be, and is king, in those conditions, IMO

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I cast about 75% to 80% of the time. I pitch 20% to 25% and pretty much never flip.

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For me it is about the jig, my heavy cover jigs in 3/8oz and heavier will get pitched most of the time but a 1/4oz and sometimes 3/8oz jig I'll make a full cast. I like casting finesse jigs more than pitching because I feel that is where the finesse jig shines, getting dragged over a rock flat makes it appear as a craw that was dislodged from cover and is scurrying back, it works great during the summer and late spring. I don't like bomb casting a jig or T-rig, I'm usually casting a decent distance but not what I would call long distance and I have rods just for casting jigs and worms, they are 6'6" MH-F action rods like a good spinnerbait rod, it allows me to make a good cast with accuracy and then work the bait, trying to scoot a finesse jig along the bottom without it losing contact is tough to do with a 7' rod but 6'6" is perfect. It isn't a lost art but it isn't new or exciting to talk about so it doesn't get much attention.

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