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With pitching a jig to lay downs. This year I decided to try new things and stay away from my crutch (the Senko). Last weekend nothing was really working for me so I decided to pick up a jig and start pitching to lay downs and other cover. I’ve been practicing pitching for a couple years now, why I never fished it I couldn’t tell you. Last weekend I only caught a couple but it was a blast!

 

This morning 6poundbass and I fished on our lake. We ran right to the spot I started with last weekend and first pitch bam got one. Two pitches later bam another. All in all I caught 7 in about 45 minutes with the biggest going around 3 pounds. Pitching a jig is a blast! I can’t believe I’ve gone all these years and missed out on all this fun! 

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next, get that skippin a jig down and you'll really be in the money...

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My favorite way to catch them, even over topwater. 

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Sweet!


I pitched all kinds of things before ever trying to use a bass jig -- worms, grubs, tubes, even spinnerbaits (single-spin colorados for the "helicopter effect" on the fall). I didn't even know what I was doing was called "pitching".  When I first started using jigs, I thought, "well, I'll try this for a while, but they'll probably just ignore it"......and then: TAP, TAP!  Lo and behold, they didn't ignore it.

 

Also, sounds like you're having success locating the honey holes in your new lake!

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Told you so

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It's such a fun way to fish. And super productive too! It took me a couple years to figure it out, but once I got it...I GOT IT! Sometimes when I know I am in good water but not getting bites on the jig, I'll t-rig a craw of some sort and peg the weight. Hold on tight!

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Jogs are my #1 "confidence bait" and I love fishing them, I have managed to hook into more fish with a jig than any other bait. Glad to hear there's another member in the jig enthusiast corner!

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Pitching a jig is a lot of fun and I always feel very smart because I just *knew* there would be a bass in that exact hole/piling/branch/whatever, ignoring the other 10 times I got it wrong.  

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54 minutes ago, fishwizzard said:

Pitching a jig is a lot of fun and I always feel very smart because I just *knew* there would be a bass in that exact hole/piling/branch/whatever, ignoring the other 10 times I got it wrong.  

Funny you say this. It does make you feel smart or gives you a ton of confidence. 

3 hours ago, slonezp said:

Told you so

I guess I should never doubt you! 

4 hours ago, MIbassyaker said:

Sweet!


I pitched all kinds of things before ever trying to use a bass jig -- worms, grubs, tubes, even spinnerbaits (single-spin colorados for the "helicopter effect" on the fall). I didn't even know what I was doing was called "pitching".  When I first started using jigs, I thought, "well, I'll try this for a while, but they'll probably just ignore it"......and then: TAP, TAP!  Lo and behold, they didn't ignore it.

 

Also, sounds like you're having success locating the honey holes in your new lake!

Yup we are starting to find some honey holes, and finding new ones every time we go out. It’s been a fun productive year so far. 

4 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

My favorite way to catch them, even over topwater. 

I’m not to the point where I can replace throwing a frog as number one but I’m loving it. 

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13 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

 

I guess I should never doubt you! 

 

You can doubt me all you want. I never claimed to be the master. Jig fishing takes patience. I have patience. Jig fishing is a quality, not quantity rig, Hence the patience. 

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Now you gotta try dragging a jig. Not as gratifying as flipping for some with extreme ADD like me, but it’s effective. But remember, your out there to catch and not just fish.

Congrats!

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