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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:49 AM 06/18/11 (CST)
While I had a lackluster trip to WI last week; I cleaned up in a little, real little, secret pond in the S. Metro on Thursday. 2 hours, 6 bass, 15lbs even. Took 'em all burning a Swim Jig. That cheers a guy up real quick!










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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:19 PM 06/18/11 (CST)
Wow those are some nice bass! Is there a particular color bass favor over any other color? Also I have never had any luck with a crank bait, never caught one bass off of one. Only spinner baits, rooster tails, and fake worms and what is a swim jig? ooo smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 04:13 PM 06/18/11 (CST)
Hey FishCat,

You send me some bigger pics and I'll post them for ya in the pics section and your photo album... up to you...



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:08 AM 06/19/11 (CST)
Hey Ryanc - a swim jig is a lead jig that's designed to be fished much like a crankbait or spinnerbait rather than the traditional way. You can really "swim" any jig, but a swim jig is usually a cone shaped head paired with a fairly thin skirt. The pointy head makes them incredibly weedless; so you can throw a swim jig into places you would have trouble pulling a spinnerbait through. To start, cast one out, let it sink t the bottom, keep your rod tip pointed at the bait and use a steady, medium-fast retrieve. A lot of the time the bass will watch the bait fall and come in close to check it out after it hits bottom. So leave it there for a good 10 seconds before you start cranking. They will bite it out of reaction when they think it's trying to get away. If it's too weedy to let it sink, start reeling as soon as it hits the water and keep reeling in fast enough so that you can always see the bait.

As far as color, I'm partial to white. You need to tip it with a trailer too. A standard 3" single tail grub is the best thing to start with. But paddle tails are great too. These particular fish though, were caught on a green jig, with a green/silver skirt and the trailer was a full 6" Netbait Big Bopper (a worm, basically). I was using my cranking rig, but reeling that sucker as fast as I could. All but one hit within 10 yards of splashdown.






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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:05 AM 06/19/11 (CST)
Can you Texas rig the tail grub? I am going bass fishing today, Trina is taking her camera. I am going to stop at Bass Pro Shops and buy a few of these. Thanks for the help! Any more information on bass or just tips would be great. smile smiley


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 07:45 PM 06/19/11 (CST)
Sorry RC, just got this. No, you do not T-rig the plastic. It will make it swim all wonky. The hook is fully exposed, but you'll have a weedguard on the jig. How'd you do today?






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