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Finesse Jig in Grass

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Let me start off by saying I absolutely have fallen in love with fishing a jig. If I could only have 2 Lures, they’d be a jig and a lipless crank. 

 

Needless to say... the pond/lagoon system I usually fish gets a ton of pressure, so here I am looking for some finesse advice. What jig would you guys recommend for a more finesse approach when it comes to grass? I’ll be fishing submerged coontail and the edges/points of floating hyacinth mats....

 

AND... GO!!!

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I think you’re actually approaching your problem from the wrong angle.

 

You THINK you have to go small/finesse to get bit in a highly pressured lake. You dont. If grass is the main cover, you just have to go in after them.

 

id take the opposite approach and learn to PUNCH. Find the thickest, nastiest mats you can find, the kind of stuff other anglers are throwing to the edge of or frogging, and send a bunker-buster sized tungsten weight through it. I like a 1.5-2oz Strike King weight, 4/0 Hack Attack flipping hook, and a Rage Menace. 50-65lb braid, 7.5’ XH rod minimum.

 

if you want to stay with a jig, the Hack Attack Heavy cover jig comes in a 1.5oz. D&L makes a 1.5oz jig too that’s pretty good.

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I'll finesse a jig through grass but I ain't gonna throw a finesse jig.

 

Big bass in grass require a stout hook to keep em pinned.

 

In Coontail Moss 3/4 oz should suffice & in hyacinth ya aint gonna punch it anyway.

 

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If it's really high pressure, sometimes only the strangest things can work. I fished a place that you can only catch fish by skipping a rage toad into the thick stuff and jigging it. They would come right out and nail it, but ignore a wacky worm of similar color. My advice is, fish anything and eventually you'll find the secret bait. 

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When I am trying to dart something small in and out of the vegetation I use a bullet head swim jig. The one in the picture is 1/4 ounce. These are made by BOSS and I get them from Fishing Skirts. I buy the painted heads and tie the skirt. The trailer is the Netbait Tiny Paca Craw so it makes for a small finesse jig presentation.

 

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Would you fish this lure on open water/a small pond?  The pond is about an acre and believe the bottom is sandy, rocky, and maybe a little grass.  What would you guys recommend?  Its getting up in the 50s/60s during the day then at night mid 30s/40s.  Tried a lot of different things wanted to see what yall think about this jig.

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