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1St Trip Of The Year = 1 Bass

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I really wanted to get out on the 1st. Temps in the 70's I thought would push the fish shallow. I took the kid out around 1100 to the ponds on the base here by the house.. I started out throwing a crank that I got from Kent ( aka Roadwarrior ) from the gift exchange. I threw if for around 30 minutes with no takers. Then I decided to switch to a jig n craw that I also received from Kent. I am really committed to gaining confidence in jigs this year. I pitched it around structure and casted out to areas where I have hooked fish in the past. Nothing, nada, no joy.

Man I am really getting frustrated. If there fish are there they will hit right? I left and went to another pond. I found a sunken tree and start pitchin to the branches, nothing no bites, hits nothing. I'm not giving up I am gonna catch a bass on a jig. I keep going with nothing. Then I see a bass and pitch the jig out about 5 ft past him. I hop it up to him and he swims off. Hmmm. why did that happen. Then it hits me, I am fishing 50# braid in super clear water. I tie a jig on my spinning rod with 10 pd fluoro and flip it out to the same branch. On the fall the line jumps and I set the hook. I get the fish up a whole 1 pounder and I am physched, I feel like I have put a few pieces in the puzzle and its great. About that time my son is getting restless and wants to go home. I feel like its a good stopping point so I pack up and we hit the road.

One I want to thank Kent for the jigs. Two I am glad that I stuck with them, while it was no monster I am wanting to gain confidence with jigs and I am glad that I stuck with them. Sorry for the long post, but I am very pleased with myself right now.

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WTG! I'm jazzed that many of us are catching fish at this time of year. Very cool that you got the jig fish... :thumbsup:

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Thanks, thiss is seriously my second jig fish ever. My first came when i just dropped it in the water and a fish blew up on it. I am going to focus on the jig this year and keeping accurate records of my outings.

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Congrats on the jig fish! It can be a tough puzzle to figure out but stick with it! Once you figure out how to fish a jig it might be hard to get yourself to put it down!

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Dude, you'll be out there one day throwing that funky skirted thing, and all of a sudden it will just "click". I am quite literally obsessed with jigs. I sold all of my rods and reels and bought a very specific rod for jigs.

Congrats on the first fish, keep after 'em and you'll get the hang of it.

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I really wanted to get out on the 1st. Temps in the 70's I thought would push the fish shallow. I took the kid out around 1100 to the ponds on the base here by the house.. I started out throwing a crank that I got from Kent ( aka Roadwarrior ) from the gift exchange. I threw if for around 30 minutes with no takers. Then I decided to switch to a jig n craw that I also received from Kent. I am really committed to gaining confidence in jigs this year. I pitched it around structure and casted out to areas where I have hooked fish in the past. Nothing, nada, no joy.

Man I am really getting frustrated. If there fish are there they will hit right? I left and went to another pond. I found a sunken tree and start pitchin to the branches, nothing no bites, hits nothing. I'm not giving up I am gonna catch a bass on a jig. I keep going with nothing. Then I see a bass and pitch the jig out about 5 ft past him. I hop it up to him and he swims off. Hmmm. why did that happen. Then it hits me, I am fishing 50# braid in super clear water. I tie a jig on my spinning rod with 10 pd fluoro and flip it out to the same branch. On the fall the line jumps and I set the hook. I get the fish up a whole 1 pounder and I am physched, I feel like I have put a few pieces in the puzzle and its great. About that time my son is getting restless and wants to go home. I feel like its a good stopping point so I pack up and we hit the road.

One I want to thank Kent for the jigs. Two I am glad that I stuck with them, while it was no monster I am wanting to gain confidence with jigs and I am glad that I stuck with them. Sorry for the long post, but I am very pleased with myself right now.

You're welcome!

The jig bite will come to you, promise.

:respect-059: :respect-059:

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I remember when my husband first started to teach me how to fish jigs UGH! I hated it but then I got the hang of it and caught some fish, and was hopelessly hooked after that. Congrats on the fish and congrats on stickin with it. I know how frustrating it can be. :thumbsup_blue:

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Awesome job with the site jig fish. I'm also hoping to get much better with jigs this year... you're one up on me already!

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Congrats on the Jig fish and for sticking with it and gotta improve myself with jig fishing as well.

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