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jigging ?

2008/5/11 9:50
From Lancaster
Posts: 231
This is a little off topic, but we are interested in learning how to jig for fish in lakes and ponds. Anyone here have experience with this? I.E. what kinds of jigs are most productive, which areas of the lake or pond, equipment, from shore or boat. thanks!

Posted on: 2009/7/17 15:36
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Re: jigging ?
2006/9/9 17:32
From Gettysburg
Posts: 10262
Jigs are deadly. I think your question is pretty broad after all, different jigs and fishing tactics can be had for all kinds of different fishes, water depths etc. You will need to tailor your jigs to the size fish you wish to target and the depth they hang out at. For sunfish or crappies, I'd recommend jigs at or less than 1/16th ounce. If you are after bass you will likely need to go heavier. My personal preference is for jigs made of natural material rather than soft plastics. I tie my own jigs using marabou and/or deer hair. I think natural materials are superior in virtually every way (including cost if you're a fly tier) than plastic. I also like to tie a mono loop weed guard on many of my jigs if you intend to fish a lot of rocks or cover. If you are fishing from a boat with electronics that can "read" fish and indicate their depth, your best bet (esp if they are deeper than about 15') is to drop the jig straight down and vertical jig. Try experimenting with different sizes/styles and see what works. If all else fails, try tipping your jigs with a live minnow, chub, or piece of worm.
Good luck.

Posted on: 2009/7/17 16:25

Re: jigging ?

2009/2/6 18:59
From pittsburgh
Posts: 1149
tube jigs are pretty deadly too but i like tying my own better also i make a micro jigs with 1/32 jig heads a small piece of black zonker and a wee bit of black marabou tie it up with red thread woks dern well in meadow run and a few other semi-local streams

Posted on: 2009/7/23 20:14
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