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Ode To The Jig

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As a weekend warrior, I'm pretty new to dedicated bass fishing. Even now I may only get in four to six hours a week. Up until a month ago, I'd never thrown a Jig with any success. Now, its my only go-to lure to catch Bass here in southern AZ. It makes no difference, 1/4 oz, 3/8 or 1/2, they deliver. I can't wait to order some Northstar's and Siebert's to step up my game.

All the video and articles posted on Bassresource on how to use the Jig have completely made me a believer. What a tremendous source of knowledge and wisdom this place is.

Someone please tell me the "tick, tick.....BOOM" lasts all year round. I've read about their effectiveness in cooler temps, and experienced it. My fear is after I stock up on quality jigs and the weather hits triple digits, the Bass will be off the Jig. Anybody able to shed light on the effect of temp. change on the Jig?

Thanks,

Nathan

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bass will slam a jig year round,just vary your retrieve and change seasonal locations..ex: slow dragging early season deep,maybe a 1/8-1/4 oz. hair jig to punching heavy mats in the dead heat of summer with a 3/4-1 oz. and a flappin' craw trailer!

Glenn and bass resource has a great series of videos no doubt! just don't watch the spinnerbait vids,you may need a second job!!

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Jigs are so versatile and effective you can use them year round. Caught many fish in triple digits weather.

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Hell yeah JIGS all year round here in AZ for me as well. Especially at my personal favorite lake, Roosevelt. Tick Tick Boom even in the heat of the summer!

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I am so addicted to the jig I often fish one even when I know something else would be a better choice!

My #1 tip: Fish braided line, it has improved my jig fishing significantly.

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I am so addicted to the jig I often fish one even when I know something else would be a better choice!

My #1 tip: Fish braided line, it has improved my jig fishing significantly.

I am the same way!! I actually bought a second flippin stick just so I could always have a jig ready.

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ive just started using jigs this winter and im not looking back. caught a few good ones. the bite on a jig is so different compared to other lures. although i do agree braid is a must especially if your fishing heavy stuff and its hot out.

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That makes me a happy man. Now I can stock up on Jigs for the rest of the year.

I'm with you on the braid; 50# PLine on both my Jig rods. One is a 7'6" Heavy, Jig only set-up with an old Ambassador round reel. The other is a more all around 7' MH with a Curado 51e. They both do great for me.

I can't wait to get up to Roosevelt and work some Jigs up there. Hopefully sometime this summer.

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On a typcial outing I have at least three Northstar's on the end of my line, usually a Flip Swim and two Premiers.

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I am the same way!! I actually bought a second flippin stick just so I could always have a jig ready.

LMAO, me too. I just got home from Dick's from buying another flippin stick.

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Matter of fact after I posted my first response I drove down to my local city lake "Tempe Town" and pulled this guy out on the side of a concrete boat launch ramp. All I saw was a bunch of little shad get spooked right where my bait was than "Tick......boom!" followed shortly after. He must of had a full belly because he felt really heavy for his size. If I had to guess he felt like he was pushin 3 lbs. Left my scale in the garage :(

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That's a nice looking bass! I wish the local golf course ponds in Tucson had three pounders.

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