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  • Sunday Bite 4/17

    Posted by jard on May 18, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Fished Sunday from 3-dark. Caught lots of fish, caught fish on every stop today. Nothing big but great numbers, several solid 2lbers and even a few that may have pushed 3. All on a jig. LOVE the jig bite. They seem to love tap a worm, they crush a jig. AWESOME feeling.

    Fished drop in front of bryants grove boat ramp, fished jones mill ledge, ran back to four corners marina to wait the rain and wind out. Fished the big point inside the no wake zone while it rained (maybe 20 minutes) and caught 3. As soon as it cleared, the lake went flat and all the pleasure boaters had already left and it was perfect. Ran to mousetail and caught a few and ended the day on the islands. Caught a few on a spook out in 25+ ft of water as they were schooling and chasing shad, all little bitty bas about 10 inches. Caught 1 on crankbait, 1 on carolina rig, and all others on a black/blue jig with rage summer craw trailer. They were hammering the jig. Caught several just reeling back up towards the boat. BTW, I love the Sunline Sniper FC, its performed flawlessly without 1 single break off this year.

    triton98 replied 9 years, 2 months ago 7 Members · 13 Replies
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  • krogers79

    Member
    May 18, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    I never knew what I was missing all those years while I was fishing a Carolina Rig on those points. Picked up a jig and hardly ever C-Rig anymore. Seems like they absolutely hammer that jig where they will love tap that lizard on a C-rig.

  • jard

    Member
    May 19, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Ive heard its because they know crawfish have a hard shell so they try to suck it down further so they can crush the shell in their gill plates. they can just slurp the worm.

  • ranger1988

    Member
    May 19, 2015 at 3:38 am

    can someone explain a JIG ? Just got back into fishing this year, need to know all I can, use c rig and t rig alot THANKS

  • blockel

    Member
    May 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm
    quote ranger1988:

    can someone explain a JIG ? Just got back into fishing this year, need to know all I can, use c rig and t rig alot THANKS

    Simply put a jig is a jighead with a skirt attached to it as well as a plastic or pork trailer (see below). They are as versatile as any bait out there. You can flip and pitch them around shallow cover like a texas rig, swim them around shallow cover like a spinnerbait or squarebill, or drag/hop them in 30 feet of water. In addition, sense the skirt flares when the bait is at rest, it creates a BIG profile and as a result, you typically don’t catch too many non-keepers on these things. Hope this helps.


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  • ranger1988

    Member
    May 19, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for info on JIGS,that helps a lot. 🙂

  • jard

    Member
    May 20, 2015 at 2:33 am

    It took me a LONG time to get confident with a jig and actually learn to catch fish with it. One year, I simply removed all the other rods and lures out of my boat and exclusively fished a jig for about a 2 months. I took a lot of lumps but now I’m confident in it and love to fish it. Just picked up some 4×4 duckett jigs today, cant wait to try them out. I either use a rage trailer or a zoom super speed craw.

  • chawchaw

    Member
    May 20, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Question i have about jigs, i caught 2 keepers on quarter ounce with a craw trailer, but lost both jigs eventually trying to set the hook. Is there a better knot to tie when using than others. It may have been rocks that snapped the line but i didnt set harder than any other bite/lure. I use a palomar knot on jigs. 10 lb test.
    Fish on! Love this blog btw. It has helped me incredibly

  • jard

    Member
    May 20, 2015 at 2:54 am

    If you are using fluorocarbon, do not tie a palomar. My stuff (jigs/shakeyheads) used to break off a lot with that knot. The fluoro is hard enough that it digs into itself with the palomar. I tie completely different now and zero breakoffs this year. I throw 10lb fluoro on spinning and 16lb on baitcasters.

  • chawchaw

    Member
    May 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Wich knot do u tie

  • Brian

    Administrator
    May 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    To jards response, I Started off with a parlomar too years ago and kept breaking off. I found this knot to be the best……instead of using the clinch knot use a double clinch knot. After you take you line through the hole, go back through with 8 inches and do a clinch knot with it all.

  • blockel

    Member
    May 20, 2015 at 2:50 pm
    quote chawchaw:

    Question i have about jigs, i caught 2 keepers on quarter ounce with a craw trailer, but lost both jigs eventually trying to set the hook. Is there a better knot to tie when using than others. It may have been rocks that snapped the line but i didnt set harder than any other bite/lure. I use a palomar knot on jigs. 10 lb test.
    Fish on! Love this blog btw. It has helped me incredibly

    Well, with the gauge of hook that a jig typically has, regardless of the weight, I’d recommend heavier line. At least in the 14-15# range, I use 20#. As for a knot, I still use the palomar and have had great success ever since I’ve started trying it a little differently. Below are a couple videos that helped me perfect the palomar. I believe the key to be how they almost tighten the knot completely above the lure before wetting and pulling the knot down to the lure by pulling on the main and tag line at the same time, slowly. And as you’ll see Palaniuk tighten the knot above the lure around the 1:15 mark in the video and he does this by keeping a finger, or two, in the loop of line(s) between the knot and the lure.

    https://youtu.be/W0oX0mRBoKQ
    https://youtu.be/aU9z6pst8xA?t=2m45s

    Hopefully this helps!

  • jard

    Member
    May 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/improved-clinch-knot/

    I basically use this. Its an improved clinch knot. I still tie the palomar with any braid or any mono as its faster. Just not with Fluoro.

    This is also a cool knot by shaw grigsby. Great video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I905PXIYww

  • triton98

    Member
    May 21, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Chaw chaw I put a bead on my line before tying on a jig it seems to deflect the line while bumping across hard cover. I tie a improved clinch knot and seldom break off doing this. 12lb stren.

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