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Old 12-13-10, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default The Noob discovers the power of a Jig!

I bought a couple H20 jigs the other day since I've never thrown a jig before. I MADE IT A POINT to throw nothing but jigs for the next couple of days. I caught 4 Bass in 3 hours today. Water temp was in the high 40's.

Here are pictures of the bigger two. I'm officially hooked on JIG's now! I've been missing out.





Same fish below:


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Old 12-13-10, 06:41 PM   #2
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And then the Noob discovered the power of the BAIT MONKEY!!!!!

Best of luck to you! (Nice fish by the way )
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that is awesum man. now go online and get yerself some THUNDERSTRUCK JIGS, AND SOME CABIN FEVER JIGS. made by 2 of the best fellers on here. and when oyu want some tubes.........talk to smitty just above me. (gotta plug my buds ya know.)
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Congrats on discoverin another tool of the trade!
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Nice fish man! Jig fishing is a lot of fun and very productive! Like bama said, check out ThunderStruck Jigs. Carolina-rig-01 makes some awesome football head jigs! I haven't gotten a chance to try Cabin Fever Jigs yet but I intend to next spring.
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Old 12-13-10, 11:06 PM   #6
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Bait Monkey OWNS me!

I'll check out those Thunderstruck and Cabin Fever Jigs.
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Old 12-13-10, 11:06 PM   #7
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Nice fish for sure. I'm looking forward to throwing them this winter myself. Good to see you hooked on them.
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Old 12-14-10, 12:21 AM   #8
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Heyyy, congrats on the great lookin bass. AND, I was very pleased to read you spent a couple days throwing JUST jigs. THATS the best way to learn how to use any bait. Take a couple days to go back to school and take only the tools you need to learn that particular application. ^5 Good lesson for all newbies.
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Old 12-14-10, 05:35 PM   #9
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I have never had much luck with jigs at the local lakes but I am planning to play with some jigs the next several chances I get to go to one of the rivers here.
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Old 12-14-10, 05:53 PM   #10
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I switched to a Strike King swim jig (bluegill colored) with a Zoom swimming fluke in houdini color as a trailer. I caught five healthy fish today with that swim jig.............to include the biggest Bass I've ever caught below:

I didn't have a scale but I'm guessing he was at least 5lbs????? I wear a size 13 boot and that life vest is 21 inches. Can't wait to catch him again this summer.

A couple shots of the same fish:



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Thats a pig right there!
Gorgeous healthy fish and congrats on the PB!
Ill give ya an easy 5lbs on that.

Jigs and swimbait trailers are my favorite!
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Thats a pig right there!
Gorgeous healthy fish and congrats on the PB!
Ill give ya an easy 5lbs on that.

Jigs and swimbait trailers are my favorite!

Last night I was reading a thread where you posted pics of your swimbait trailers on jigs. I rigged up something similar and that was the result -
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Nice fat healthy bass!! I really like those Strike King Swim Jigs too, the bluegill color is awesome!
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Yeah I am gonna put the BlueGill and Smokey Shad swim baits on my Christmas list. I am gonna try the Double Diamond Swim Baits as trailers....

Nice fish by the way. I have never caught a decent size fish on a jig... only dinks... and one white bass.
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I lost that jig to a tree today also. I was pissed!

Thanks fellas!
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ya know..........right now these pictures sure make me mad.................CAUSE IT IS TOO DANG COLD FER ME TO FISH!!!!! nice pot bellied little piggie there man.
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that is awesum man. now go online and get yerself some THUNDERSTRUCK JIGS, AND SOME CABIN FEVER JIGS. made by 2 of the best fellers on here. and when oyu want some tubes.........talk to smitty just above me. (gotta plug my buds ya know.)

HEY!!! Don't be forgetting KNUCKLEHEAD JIGS too. Although I have a limited amount I still have some 1/2 oz grass jigs left to sell. Maybe ten or so.


Any help is appreciated there Bama.....or should I say Assistant to the BM
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hahahaha, anything for my FRIENDS here smitty. sorry iforgot anbout knucklehead jigs man.
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Don't know how I missed this thread, lol. But WAY TO GO MAN! I found jigs to be one of the tougher baits to learn, but you went out and Got-R-Done! I think you need a new jig rod! (by I, I mean the baitmonkey)

Also, thanks for the recommendations guys.

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Old 12-14-10, 09:59 PM   #20
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Thunderstruck, Cabin Fever, and Knucklehead are on my to-do list.

The Bait Monkey is powerful, a bit too powerful.

This forum has been useful thus far!
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I've got those same Strike King swim jigs, same color. They are killer swim jigs.
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Old 12-15-10, 01:21 PM   #22
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Man it looks like you caught on to jig fishing a lot sooner than most people. There isn't anything I would rather do than catch fish on a jig, it's a lot of fun. Congrats on some great fish!
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Old 12-15-10, 06:58 PM   #23
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Thanks man.

Today was a bad day though. Went to the same spot where I caught that 5 pounder at and only caught one dink. Only difference today was that the water was still due to no winds.

I saw those big boys on my fish finder but just couldn't get em today.

Now I gotta learn how to be consistent.
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When the water smooths out you gotta get stealthy. Smaller Jigs, trailers with less action, make sure you are using flouro line, and cast out a ways to be sure you are spooking the fish. Then fish S-L-O-W.
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That fish is BUILT!!! go to www.tacticalbassin.com for more info on swim jigs!
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