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#2178220 - 02/04/10 09:05 PM
Bass Jigs
Presco Offline
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Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 217
Loc: Minneapolis, MN
I've been using the Boo-yah and Strike King jigs over the last few years, but wondered what others were using. I've usually tipped them with a craw in a darker color. People tend to use what works for them and I've had success, but can't help but wonder if I'd more success with other rigs. Curious what people are using for jigs. Also, do you jig more in the spring or in the fall.
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#2178373 - 02/05/10 12:17 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Presco]
SimpleMan Offline
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Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 18
Loc: MN
I bought some jigs called Mop Jigs made by Buckeye Lures that are really cool. I'm not much help because I havent used these yet but I've heard good things. I'm also curious as to when to throw jigs and what sizes?
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#2178498 - 02/05/10 06:42 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: SimpleMan]
TR21HP Online   content
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Registered: 12/09/09
Posts: 1001
Loc: Blaine, Mn
I really like the all terrain jigs and usually fish them both spring and fall depending on the time of the year, depth of water bottom condition and what type of jig to use.
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#2178524 - 02/05/10 07:02 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: TR21HP]
Craigums Offline
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Registered: 06/15/07
Posts: 2445
Loc: East Metro, MN
Northland Jungle Jig for me! Love fishing those jigs through weeds and under docks. When I'm fishing in wood or hard bottom I will sometimes use the Strike King Denny Brauer Jig. I almost always use a Berkley Chigger Craw as a trailer.
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#2178528 - 02/05/10 07:08 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Craigums]
Deitz Dittrich Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
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Loc: Lindstrom, MN
OutKast RT Jig for me. Love the hook and head. Got some Great colors as well. (Sunfish and Camo are my fave). For trailers, I really like using Beaver type baits. .But ended up picking up a ton of a discontinued trailer this last fall that I fell in love with. Its more of a cross between a zipper craw and a rage tail? Kinda hard to explain.

Set the hook once for me.



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#2178560 - 02/05/10 07:28 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Deitz Dittrich]
TonkaBass Offline
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Registered: 07/07/05
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Loc: Hennepin
I also favor the Northland Jungle jig. With the new skirts and Mustad ultra point hook they really put the upgrade on an old standby. I really like a chigger craw and also a super chunk. I would say that most the time I use either a 1/2oz. or bigger. Blk/blue is a very popular color, but some of the crawfish imitators are pretty nice as well. smile

Micropterus dolomieu
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#2178668 - 02/05/10 08:23 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: TonkaBass]
Larson15 Offline
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Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 1036
Loc: North Saint Paul, MN
All terrain, outcast, and tru-tungsten jigs for me (pbj or green pumpkin). I usually always trailer these with either strike king rage tail mini craw or a mini beaver.
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#2178677 - 02/05/10 08:27 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Larson15]
Cecil Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 2244
Loc: Champlin, MN
Outkast for me. I use the RT jig 90% of the time. Same colors as Deitz, but I use the Minntonka Magic a lot. Black/Brown with a all black chunk trailer.

Using GULP huh.....Well, see ya later.
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#2178735 - 02/05/10 08:50 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Cecil]
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Registered: 05/06/08
Posts: 659
Loc: bemidji,mn
I pour my own in a few different styles. Arky, weedless round head, bullet, one similar to arky but a little different, football both weedless and non-weedless, and tube jigs. As far as hooks go, I use Mustad ultra points in BLN and Owner with the needle point and/or cutting point. Colors are usually natural greens and browns or black and blue. Trailers depend on depth, species and mood of the fish. The more active the fish, the more action I like in my trailer and vice versa. I have at least one type of jig tied on from the begining of season until the ice covers the lakes.
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#2178752 - 02/05/10 09:00 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Deitz Dittrich]
champion198elite Offline
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Registered: 04/25/08
Posts: 249
Loc: mn
DD and Cecil,

I love the RT jig and the sunfish was my go to color 2 summers ago on the river!! But, I hate the fact that the skirt is banded, how do ya keep it from slidding down all the time? Or do ya just live with it? I started fishing another brand of jigs and I like them but I'd like to go back to the RT, are they still banded?

"Trim up and Hammer down"
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#2178792 - 02/05/10 09:23 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: champion198elite]
Cecil Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Loc: Champlin, MN
champ,
What do you mean by banded? It has a collar like other skirts...

Using GULP huh.....Well, see ya later.
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#2178812 - 02/05/10 09:37 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Cecil]
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Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 2374
Loc: So. Maplewood
Mostly A.T. jigs for me but I have a few strike King jigs that I bring out in really murky water because of the big single knocker rattle chamber.

I mostly use Paca Chunks for trailers.
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#2178823 - 02/05/10 09:44 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Cecil]
champion198elite Offline
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Registered: 04/25/08
Posts: 249
Loc: mn
The shirts are held on the shaft by a rubber band vs having them hand tied.

"Trim up and Hammer down"
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#2178838 - 02/05/10 09:51 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: champion198elite]
Cecil Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 2244
Loc: Champlin, MN
Yeah, its the typical collar that a lot of other jigs have. Nothing new there. I guess I don't think if it as a problem too much, but I dont catch fish either smile

Using GULP huh.....Well, see ya later.
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#2178864 - 02/05/10 10:06 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Cecil]
champion198elite Offline
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Registered: 04/25/08
Posts: 249
Loc: mn
Come on now, thats not what Tonka says about ya. I'm gonna go back to using the RT, I'll just have to get used to ajusting the skirt every once in awhile.

"Trim up and Hammer down"
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#2178902 - 02/05/10 10:43 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: champion198elite]
RK Offline
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Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 3112
Loc: St. Paul MN USA
Hiya -

Another vote for the Jungle Jigs. Versatile, durable and I love the hook they use. Some great colors too, although I use black or black/blue most of the time. I also like the All Terrain football jig. Moynah's Magic is a great color.

Cheers,
Rob Kimm
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#2178913 - 02/05/10 10:48 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: RK]
TonkaBass Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 07/07/05
Posts: 2504
Loc: Hennepin
Champ, ya know if you wanted to you could always grab a bobin and tie the skirt on there and put a dab of superglue on it to help it from slipping. I think they make a swim jig for what your using it for anyways smile

Micropterus dolomieu
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#2178916 - 02/05/10 10:49 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: RK]
Deitz Dittrich Offline
HotSpotOutdoors Consulting Manager

Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 16860
Loc: Lindstrom, MN
Champ- If you needed to for piece of mind.. Take some thin copper wire and do a quick couple wraps and a few twists.. takes about 20 seconds.. To be real honest, i have not had a problem with the RT jig..

Set the hook once for me.



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HotSpotOutdoors Sponsors
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What if the Hokey Pokey isn't what its all about? Scary Huh?
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#2178920 - 02/05/10 10:51 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: TonkaBass]
TonkaBass Offline
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Registered: 07/07/05
Posts: 2504
Loc: Hennepin
I got some picasso football jigs in the 3/4 oz. size I am stoked to try, but they are not an exposed hook... not sure if it will affect hookups or not. The All Terrain is probably my favorite that I've used. My partner swears by the outcast touchdown 2, but they both get the job done.

Micropterus dolomieu
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#2178939 - 02/05/10 11:00 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: TonkaBass]
champion198elite Offline
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Registered: 04/25/08
Posts: 249
Loc: mn
Tonka,

My swimjigs are already hand tied. I'm not using the RT for that application. DD, I'm gonna try that.

"Trim up and Hammer down"
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#2178957 - 02/05/10 11:11 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: champion198elite]
st.crioxfishin Offline
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Registered: 06/10/04
Posts: 813
Loc: Hudson, WI
I use All Terrain jigs. In Minnesota the rattling A.T. jig rocks, I use it a lot in heavy cover situations. However, in fishing other lakes around the country the past few years for college events we have been facing lakes with a lot more pressure. The rattling jig still has its time and place, but I've grown to really like the AT finesse jigs on these lakes that get fished a lot more for bass than our lakes up here do.

Who knows it may just be a confidence thing, but that little finesse jig gets a lot of bites no matter where you go.

-Bob Downey

fishing, bowhunting & hockey it doesn't get much better

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#2178986 - 02/05/10 11:30 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: st.crioxfishin]
Cecil Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 2244
Loc: Champlin, MN
Agree, I have used the outkast finnese jig A LOT in the last couple years and they get you more bites IMO. Might not always be the big fish that you get with a jig, but its a nice hybrid between a regular jig and something like a tube.

Using GULP huh.....Well, see ya later.
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#2179010 - 02/05/10 11:43 AM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: Cecil]
TonkaBass Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 07/07/05
Posts: 2504
Loc: Hennepin
I like the Sumpin Sumpin finesse jig the most out of all that I've tried so far.

Micropterus dolomieu
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#2179058 - 02/05/10 12:06 PM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: TonkaBass]
champion198elite Offline
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Registered: 04/25/08
Posts: 249
Loc: mn
Tonka and Cecil,

If you 2 are coming down to fish the St.Jude tourney together, what are ya gonna spot the rest of us for weight???

"Trim up and Hammer down"
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#2179085 - 02/05/10 12:24 PM
Re: Bass Jigs [Re: champion198elite]
Cecil Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 2244
Loc: Champlin, MN
Ha, I'm partner-less for the Jude... And if I wasn't, you river guys are raising the bar every year. 30 pound's a day?? Give me a break! Just like 3-4 years ago you could have 20 a day and easily cash a check. I can't keep up!

Using GULP huh.....Well, see ya later.
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