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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 07:28 AM 07/16/05 (CST)
please, could some of you explain how you verticle jig, its not the same as bottom bouncing is it? thanks. (no question is stupid)
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:03 AM 07/16/05 (CST)
i think everyone has their own idea of what it is, but here is mine:

it tends to work for me at times when the fish are being marked but not picked up with snells/spinner rigs, plugs. i basically anchor my boat (which is a task in itself when you have a 21' pig of a boat), and then tie on a jig, or sometimes even a small spoon (like a sweedish pimple) and let it fall to where the fish are (usually for sluggish walleyes the bottom). i then raise it about six inches from the bottom and periodically (every 5-6 seconds) twitch it. i also periodically let it fall to the bottom for a couple of seconds. the key is a sensitive rod so you can feel a tap. when you do, give just a little slack, and then set the hook hard, and keep the rod tip very high. this last opener we spent the first six hours (3 very serious fisherman) drifting snells/lindys/spinner rigs without even a bite, and then we decided to vertical jig. the bite was slow, but we were able to eat a decent supper of walleye, which tasted good considering this opener in northern mn was about 35 degrees. im sure there will be ensuing posts as to others' ideas about vertical jigging by others who probably do it more often than i do.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:10 PM 07/17/05 (CST)
I like vertical jigging while anchored usually in a river, depending on the current I like 1/16 to 1/4 oz Glow jigs tipped with a leach or Shiner I also like to be 6" off the bottom, I have had good results dead sticking so I do not move it as often I'll maybe jig it every 30 seconds with an occasional tap or two on bottom, Vertical jigging makes for real good hook set percentage and it's another valuable tool we have.





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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:50 AM 07/18/05 (CST)
mmmm.... I usually vertical jig while drifting over a hump or rockpile. Usually on a calm day when the bite is slow. I guess if you go to fast, it can't be called vertical jigging anymore. But I have seen those times when the fish are just sitting down there and not biting. You pretty much have to drop your lure on their heads to get them to bite. Usually happens right after a low pressure has moved in. It can be tough.



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 04:46 PM 07/27/05 (CST)
thanks for the answer guys
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