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I'm in! Last year was the year I worked on jigs (still no confidence in them), but I will put hard work into catching as many fish as possible on jigs and swimbaits!

On a side note (and in all seriousness) - If I use a jig and put a soft-body swimbait on it, then manage to catch something, can I enter it into both contests? It's unlikely anything like that would work...but I thought I'd ask
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one100grand wrote:I'm in! Last year was the year I worked on jigs (still no confidence in them), but I will put hard work into catching as many fish as possible on jigs and swimbaits!

On a side note (and in all seriousness) - If I use a jig and put a soft-body swimbait on it, then manage to catch something, can I enter it into both contests? It's unlikely anything like that would work...but I thought I'd ask
In the swimbait section it would go.

The jig has to have a skirt on it.
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Jim wrote:
one100grand wrote:I'm in! Last year was the year I worked on jigs (still no confidence in them), but I will put hard work into catching as many fish as possible on jigs and swimbaits!

On a side note (and in all seriousness) - If I use a jig and put a soft-body swimbait on it, then manage to catch something, can I enter it into both contests? It's unlikely anything like that would work...but I thought I'd ask
In the swimbait section it would go.

The jig has to have a skirt on it.
I'm still talking about it having a skirt on it...essentially using a swimbait as a trailer instead of a craw or chunk...like I said, it's super unlikely any fish is stupid or greedy enough to eat it...but if it counted, I might give it a try to see if I could find the dumbest/greediest fish in my area
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Not that I fish these methods, but I would have to say that the way you are describing it, it would be a jig caught fish. Like you said, you are only adding the swimbait instead of a trailer thing. You would still be fishing it like a jig. Might go out Sunday for Salmon and I might drag a swimbait on one of my boards. Coho are stupid hungry and not shy about hitting most anything. Who knows, I might get one.
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one100grand wrote:
Jim wrote:
one100grand wrote:I'm in! Last year was the year I worked on jigs (still no confidence in them), but I will put hard work into catching as many fish as possible on jigs and swimbaits!

On a side note (and in all seriousness) - If I use a jig and put a soft-body swimbait on it, then manage to catch something, can I enter it into both contests? It's unlikely anything like that would work...but I thought I'd ask
In the swimbait section it would go.

The jig has to have a skirt on it.
I'm still talking about it having a skirt on it...essentially using a swimbait as a trailer instead of a craw or chunk...like I said, it's super unlikely any fish is stupid or greedy enough to eat it...but if it counted, I might give it a try to see if I could find the dumbest/greediest fish in my area
That is fine then! I would like to see this setup if possible..Im curious. :D
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one100grand wrote:
I'm still talking about it having a skirt on it...essentially using a swimbait as a trailer instead of a craw or chunk...like I said, it's super unlikely any fish is stupid or greedy enough to eat it...but if it counted, I might give it a try to see if I could find the dumbest/greediest fish in my area
That is fine then! I would like to see this setup if possible..Im curious. :D[/quote]

It is - we troll setups like that for Striped Bass in the Chesapeake each year - call them Mojo rigs


Here are the "jig" heads we use:
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Of course these are any where from 12 oz and up to 5 lbs



This is not jigging - it is swimbait fishing
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Captain Ahab wrote:Here are the "jig" heads we use:
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This is not jigging - it is swimbait fishing
Maybe in PA, but in TX, FL and WI (places I've lived) - we call those jigs :LOL2: :LOL2: :LOL2:

But don't trust the WI guys, they call drinking fountains "bubblers" and are adamant that is the proper name for them. #-o
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A bubbler is a nekkid Wisconsinite sitting in a bathtub.
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Got two on a jig today, but I am having trouble getting the pics up. Give me some time.

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Well I have the pics on my phone, I emailed them and texted them to myself and......nothing. Guess my network is messed up.

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Finally! Caught this fish on the bed today.

Fish in this local pond are on their 3rd spawn. (Doubt it will be successful, but they think it will)
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Caught this one a bit later.

Caught on a Strike King Bitsy bite. Brown and yellow.

Well I have been hitting the local ponds and creeks with a jig. Caught one the other night, but very slow. Then this morning I went back out and caught one at the pond, then went to the creek and caught several. I even caught several back to back. Then I went back tonight and caught a couple more and moved off to another smaller creeka nd caught a couple more. Including one pretty big fish for such a small creek. I was fishing a creek that is about 10 ft. across and three foot deep. I pitched my jig at the edge of some floating weeds and.....Well here are the pics from the other day and this morning, I'll save the best for last.
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Here is my ugly mug and one I caught this morning at the pond. (thanks toa jogger for taking my pic!)
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Here is what I was catching most of them on. I did catch some on this exact same thing, just in a brown and yellow jig with a natural craw. This is a 1/4oz. strike king bitsy bite. (thanks to Academy for putting them on sale for $.88 and then catching them on the 1/2 price day. So I got them for $.44!!! =D> :D
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Well somehow I screwed up the order of the pics. Then I deleted some pics that were dupes and I think that is what got me. The last two pics were actually the first two, but somehow I posted them twice and when I deleted them, it chose the first two I posted.

Went tonight and caught a couple more. Caught this first one right under the willow tree in the background.
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According to the rules I have to post all my pics here. I went again this morning using the same jigs I have been using. A Strike king bitsy bite. I have been changing colors. Black and blue with a craw trailer and a brown with a craw trailer.
First I would like to say Thanks alot Jim! Yes you can take it both ways. Thanks alot for having this contest and making me use a jig. I had never used one and it is forcing me to use something I am not familiar with and making me a better angler. Now for the 2nd way. Thanks alot Jim. Now that you have forced me to start using a jig, I have used all of the jigs I owned. Now I had to go out and buy a bunch more jigs to get througn till labor day. I hope I win this contest, but I am very unlucky. If you put my name in a hat 99 times and someone else's name in it once, you could draw their name 10 times out of 10, and not draw mine once.
So I went again today and caught 7. Plus I found a couple pics on my phone that did not go through the text message, so I just got those.
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These are some of my first fish of the year. All fish pictured were caught on a black and blue Stanley 1/2 oz jig with a black and blue shadow Yum Craw Papi.

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Great catches devilmutt.
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Thank you sir. None of them were big, but they were worth the trip to Iowa since we can't fish them in MN yet.
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2 during lunch break
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