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Old 12-12-14, 10:35 AM   #1
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I wonder if I could use butterfly jigs for LGMouth in the winter. I recently went fishing on the Chesapeake Bay where I learned the art of butterfly jigging. We fished in 60 feet of water and the bite was very good. I learned the double pause drop and the stutter lift. And with two hands and how to use my body and arms correctly. This after my right elbow was hurting so bad from the day before..still hurts ...Landed about 40 big convict bass. The assist hooks mounted at the top of the jig never once stuck in the oyster shell or rocks. If I use a jig that I would normally use like a photo jig with out the treble hooks perhaps I would not need a bucket full. We used to keep Little Georges by the dozen for a single day of winter LGMouth jigging.




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Old 12-12-14, 11:34 AM   #2
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Just conjecture ... I am sure you could use them, and I am SURE they'd catch fish. But "oysterless" doesn't mean weedless. You'd probably need to carry a bunch of them, too.
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In the waters that LGmouth live in here on the Potomac during the winter are deep. Deep is very relative and all the grass is gone. Deep may be 12 feet in one creek and 8 in another. They will bunch up in these deep sections and almost hibernate. Occasionally they will take a meal but it can be 30 days between. If you are able to place the jig in front of them and get them interested with the two assist hooks moving about and that flash they may mouth it. Need a lot of things to come together first. The right tide, clear water, and a jig that will not drift (overweighted). These things keep me up at night.

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My preference ... keep in mind that I don't do much vertical jigging, but I used to when I live up North.
I LOVE the ice fishing jigs. The ones with the line tie in the middle of the back and a hook at both ends. They should be available this time of year ... and the work GREAT, even in warmer water, when the fish are deep.
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I have used them and they do work but lost so many due to snags. They snag everything with all those hooks. Just like Little Georges do. Also never seen a 2oz version of them.

I think this will just need to be tried in Jan or Feb.

I would also think that the reservoir fisherman would need to try this also.

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I, for one, will be eagerly awaiting the reports.
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