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Conquered my fear of JIGS

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I've never been able to produce with jigs.. until tonight!  Caught 5 in just over an hour and missed countless others due to my inexperience with a jig.  I even caught one on TOP when they started busting... I reeled the jig really fast on top and whacked one... I love football jigs

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well i always thought i was supposed to just twitch it like a worm... but TODAY i read an article bout it and tried just wiggling the rod tip so the jig just kinda crawls on the bottom and i twitch it once in a while... that worked REALLY well... give it a try

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thats good news bud now only if i can get over my fear of jigs..ur going to have to show me what u did..master ;D lol

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that's a goal of mine this summer also.  last year crankbaits. this year jigs!  i hope i can do it. i bought a lot of bps jigs at the sale.  they are making my tacklebox really heavy....

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While most people think a jig is hard to learn it's a simple as catching a couple to get the little light to go off   ;)

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Yep, I agree with Catt, Once you catch a few on the jig, your life will change for the better. Don't leave home without'em. Heck, keep one in your pocket for a good luck charm.

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Congratulations!! I too started having decent success with jigs just this year. Now I want to throw 'em all the time:o)

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December, Jan. and Feb. jigs are especially killer. Fewer bites but larger fish.  Other months catch five on cranks and plastics then to a jig if in tournment.Gotta luv them. ;)

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Great job -- glad to hear that

I had my jig epiphany 4 years ago and I'm glad I did

Every year I try to master a new lure or technique

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One of the most satisfying feelings, IMO, is working a jig through laydowns and brush, or over rocks, feeling it tick along...branch, branch, rock, weeds, branch, tap-tap BASS - set the hook and land a chunk  ;D  It makes you feel like a real pro.

On the other hand, one of the worst feelings is mistaking a branch for a tap-tap, setting the hook into a branch, losing a nice jig, and retying.

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It will soon be your go to bait! Wait until the weather warms and you can start swimming it. BAM! Good times.

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Right on! I find a little comfort in seeing that I am not the only Jig virgin out there. I hooked up my first jib bass down 55' back on 01-22-08. My hands even with mitts were too frozen to seal the deal and I lost her.

It is Jigs or death for me this season. I will be putting away my beloved drop shot and trusty cranks until I score a hook up and landing of a bass this season.  So far, 0 for 4 since January.

Gotta get this stinky monkey off my back! :-[

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I don't fish with jigs much at all but the action was slow this morning on topwater; so I switched and side-armed a brown/red jig with a rootbeer colored chunk under a dock and felt a tap and the line went slack. I reeled like he!! and set the hook on a chunky 2.5 pounder.

It is great feeling catching a bass on a new lure.

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Now you have a good excuse to go spend a couple hundred bucks on a good rod and reel combo for jig fishin'.  ;) ;D 8-) 8-) ::)

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Jigs are one of my main goals this year.  I am hoping to have an experience...like that.  I never throw them, and hope to grow as an angler this year, as it relates to jig fishing.  Congrats on your cool evening of jigging!

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Alright, Nice to see I'm not alone on the jig train ;)

I picked up some and tried them last two days. It was the only thing producing.

I did the football head 1/8 oz, hung'up a little for me,  found out later they are more suitable for rock bottoms,  I was in alot of down fall trees and grassy. so today I picked up the round head ones. did the Arkie jerky heads 1/8oz and what a differance. I liked the hook up, they have those wires that you just stick thru the bait, nice for me(beginner)

Picked up the renegade standup heads with weedgard, can't wait to try'em

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yes the twitching action of the rod does help to attract the bass i was on the lake with my friend today and we were catching 4-7 lb bass with jigs alone. OH and by the way trey.........bass resource is really cool.....this is HUd by the way.....

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Terrific, another jig convert. Keep up the good work. Won't be long and we will all be carrying a jig around in our pockets for good luck. I do have one hanging on my rear view mirror in my truck, gives me nice thoughts to start off my day and keeps my priorities in order as well. "Fish first and everything else second"  

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I was with MassHoleMike last week at Guntersville when he caught his first bass on a jig. 6lbs 12oz. I think he will use them again. LOL

Jigs are awesome.

Ronnie

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