I haven't even tried them yet. We targeted walleye mainly so far. We did get into a bunch of jumbo gills in the 8-10 inch range on Saturday but they were slamming a spinner trolled with a leech so we didn't switch. It was to windy to still fish the area so we just kept trolling. It was non stop action. Got several pike doing this as well.
Maybe the 16th-18th as I will be back chasing walleye and those big gills.
If it wasn't so dark I would have had some pics as well. Maybe next time.
It's ok,just curious. You have been kind of quite as of late. I'm gearing up for hard water now. In between fishing eye I've been pouring painting & soon to come tieing. Last year the Chartruse yellow & orange seemed to work well so I painted a bunch of all 3 sizes . I think I'll do a few seminars on the ice this year so keep your ears open. Bill Horn Bay,Big Sandy will most likely be the site. I'll teach the method of lifting the jig. I'll teach the guys with locaters & the blind guys,you know no FL8. Nothing like being able to see how they react to what your doing.
http://www.bucketrack.com/THEJig.html IF IT'S WET...IT'S CATCH'N FISH
If the walleye are as finicky as they were this last weekend on the lake I am headed the gills will get some of my attention. I am bringing a group of 9 friends to the lake for camping and fishing so I am counting on finding the gills to keep people busy.
The jig might get broken out then. Problem being I will have most poles rigged up with a little heavier line probably 6 lbs test for the walleye so I am not sure how the jig will react to heavier line. A little experimenting will be in order.