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NO VIDEO EITHER!!!!! PLEASE!!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:

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So yeah, yesterday kinda bit after I got back in where I was earlier in the day. :cry:

Unfortunately, there were so many kids when I got back down there, trying to swim, splashing, throwing crap in the river I just gave up but not before I showed one of them there is fish in there and he kept calling me a liar! :shock: He supposedly fished it while I was gone. :roll:

So I showed him, next to a brush pile I was fishing, threw the jig n tube right into it and he was like yeah that will catch the fish and laughed. So I told him to shut up and learn and showed him. [-X Right as I brought my jig n tube next to the bank where I was standing this little L.M. Bass kept darting out from under the branches and nibbleing on the tail end of the lure. Errrr. So I switched it up and took the tube off and put a 3" dark brown worm on the jig. Casted a few times out in the open and then casted right back into the brush pile, jigged it over a limb and it went back in the water and wham, got myself a L.M. Bass. Just a little guy, about 9", tried to lift him out of the water and a few wiggles and he was gone. He was so tickled pink that I showed him how to do it.

I have never seen that many kids in that area in I don't know how long, boats, pontoons, kayaks you name it it was there and from where they all came from is beyond me, cause they sure weren't there when I left. I was really hopeing most kids didnt go down there anymore, but i was a little ticked, but hey, I did it when I was kid to.

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You can't set the hook too hard.
You need to cross their eyes with the hook set...IMO.
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devilmutt wrote:
You can't set the hook too hard.
You need to cross their eyes with the hook set...IMO.
AMEN! I set the hook so hard on two fish, only to have them swim up and open their mouths and out came the jig, like I had never even set it.

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I have noticed with these jigs you sometimes dont know you even have a fish on until your line goes in some weird direction. They just kinda pick it up and swim with it. I have also found that when you realize they have it, I just kinda pull the pole back up and to the side and it sets the hook. I have never set the hook like they show on T.V.. I guess I dont really see a point in it. But then again I do alot of catch and release unless it is something really impressive. LOL

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Very cool contest! Jigs are my absolute confidence technique.
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1/2 oz. V&M Flippin' Jig/Smallie Beaver trailer
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Just a reminder............

The jig has to be in the picture with the fish.
One fish&jig picture = 1 entry
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You can post up as many pictures as you want, but only the ones that follow the rules will be entered.
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I guess some of mine won't count. I see on some that you can on,y see the trailer in the pic and on another the jig is completely in the mouth of the fish and can not be seen. Hard to get it all right when your trying to not drop the fish or your cell phone in the water. I will ty and do better.
I got three more last night, I will post them on the 2nd thread with pics.

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Ok Ok...I have read enough! I am a crankbait/spinner bait guy...Never had much if any luck with the jig, but...I'm in! Lookout Dicks sporting goods...i'm a comin!

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rgpemt wrote:Ok Ok...I have read enough! I am a crankbait/spinner bait guy...Never had much if any luck with the jig, but...I'm in! Lookout Dicks sporting goods...i'm a comin!
RG, I have some advice if you're willing to take it. Jigs are my favorite.

First, stick to a 3/8oz or 1/2oz jig. Anything larger heads straight for the rocks and will rarely come back if you have the type of structure that I do.

Second, stick to your basic colors. Black is your best friend no matter the time of year. I always like to have a wild color like orange or blue because in the Spring, it's a great time to imitate those crayfish colors.

Cast them and pitch them in the toughest places you can find. Into the corners of docks, underneath shrubs and trees, and next to any type of log or rock. Let it sit there (the splash of the jig may scatter the fish for a minute). Then, slowly drag it back to the boat.

Fluorocarbon helps in clear water, but hold on....this time of the year will be your most successful when it comes to catching fish on jigs or creature baits!

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Crap, how did I miss this? This year has been my "year of the jig" too, but going back through all my pictures, I removed the bait on every single fish I've photographed. RRrrrr.

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I went fishing today and my wife told me to bring back a big one, so I landed a 31" Northern. The little pot licker broke my pole so I brought him home to eat to get even! He is actually arching himself off the ground, but yes he is 31". All muscle and a very big attitude. Made some awesome fillets out of him!

Sorry, this was caught on a Strike King Bitsy Bug Jig with a pumpkin seed skirt double hooked as they were shallow biting. So I double hooked and landed this. You can barely see the jig out of the tip of his mouth.
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Okay, I'm finally in. This weekend I fished a tourney with my daughter and caught 3 fish (one not pictured) on a black and blue jig. That dang drum was a huge disappointment! The "little Largemouth" (as my daughter called it) really had big dreams! :LOL2:
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Ok got to start another thread. Went back to the lake and caught only one on a jig. The just were not hitting it like they were last week.
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Forgot I caught this one on a Boo ya baby bug (I think that is the name) in a natural brown with a zoom craw trailer.
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Here is my first bass on a jig. I didn't get the pic right to get in on the contest but it was fun. I caught 12 more(small ones) after that.
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