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Hi all.

Just wondering what jigs anyone would recommend for vertical jigging in the Fall or now. I know there are tons of different kinds of jigs for this and I have experimented with various jigging spoons but not much else. I'm looking for exact baits if possible as I might just order some recommendations now. Thanks in advance!

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In no particular order of preference:

1. Hopkins Spoon

2. Swedish Pimple

3. CastMaster

4. Rattlin' Snakey Spoon*

* Good luck trying to find these things.  I bought mine years ago at D&R Sports <owned by KVD's Family> in Kalamazoo.  I'm not sure who markets them anymore.

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In no particular order of preference:

1. Hopkins Spoon

2. Swedish Pimple

3. CastMaster

4. Rattlin' Snakey Spoon*

* Good luck trying to find these things. I bought mine years ago at D&R Sports <owned by KVD's Family> in Kalamazoo. I'm not sure who markets them anymore.

Thanks for the reply. I'll see if I can find anything of the sort.

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Do you think it is possible to use certain soft plastic swim baits as a vertical jig?

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Do you think it is possible to use certain soft plastic swim baits as a vertical jig?

It's called a drop-shot. lol Just use a bigger weight and hook.

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Do you think it is possible to use certain soft plastic swim baits as a vertical jig?

It's called a drop-shot. lol Just use a bigger weight and hook.

Thanks. I don't know all the terms....lol

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Tough to beat a Hopkins Shorty Spoon or drop shot rigged minnow bait this time of year.

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Tough to beat a Hopkins Shorty Spoon or drop shot rigged minnow bait this time of year.

Can you keep catching them like this all the way up until the lakes freeze? Or until I can't handle the cold...lol

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Tough to beat a Hopkins Shorty Spoon or drop shot rigged minnow bait this time of year.

Can you keep catching them like this all the way up until the lakes freeze? Or until I can't handle the cold...lol

Yes, pretty much.  Toss in some Buddies for the really cold days.  The real trick is finding the fish, it gets REAL specific.

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Tough to beat a Hopkins Shorty Spoon or drop shot rigged minnow bait this time of year.

Can you keep catching them like this all the way up until the lakes freeze? Or until I can't handle the cold...lol

Yes, pretty much. Toss in some Buddies for the really cold days. The real trick is finding the fish, it gets REAL specific.

Any hints on that? Recommended depths or types of structure?

I'm assuming if it gets really really specific if means they will be in piles though?

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You just need to search for them.  A good GPS/graph unit is key.  Once you find a few, you'll find a bunch.

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My blade of choice is a 1/2 or 3/4 ounce Silver Buddy. 2 colors get it done, silver and gold.

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Swarming Hornet/ LFT Live Magic Shad

8-)

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Cast and let the lure drop to the bottom, then reel quickly

and let the Hornet fall on slack line. Repeat until you feel

you are out of the zone.

DO NOT pump your rod on the retrieve. Reeling allows the

blade to lift the bait. Lifting your rod simply moves it forward.

100% of the strikes occur on the drop. You probably won't feel

the strike, but SET THE HOOK the moment you feel ANYTHING!

8-)

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