Jig n' Pig Advice

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Jig n' Pig Advice

Post by **DONOTDELETE** » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:45 pm

I have been reading that the Jig n' Pig combo is a favorite amongst anglers for early spring fishing (I noticed that many of you favored that during pre-spawning from one of the posts here)...I myself have not really tried using a jig n' pig..any advice on what lures to use, sizes, etc. Any advice you have for me would be great.

Thanks

Anthony Falzon

Jig n' Pig Advice

Post by Anthony Falzon » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:54 am

Hey spinnerbait1,

I'm not a pro but I do fish allot with a jig n pig. The bait can be used in so many ways and it simulates allot of what bass eat e.g craw fish. You can fish it slow, fast , shallow and deep. If you surf through past topics and posts on the site you can get all the info about these baits. I can say one thing for myself they catch fish.

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Jig n' Pig Advice

Post by brendanc » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:55 pm

It always is helpful to know the type of places you plan on fishing? What types of cover are in the lakes/rivers/ponds, etc. you are fishing (laydown trees, rocks, weed, etc.) Also it is important to know if you will be fishing from shore or from a boat.

Since your other post talks about baitcasting reels, I will just mention that if you want to get into jig fishing, there will be times when a baitcaster will really shine for certain techniques. Although you can use spinning gear with jigs anytime, in the spring you might even find yourself using spinning gear more because you will want to downsize in the coldwater.

We can get into more specifics when you reply back...

BC
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Jig n' Pig Advice

Post by johnnie crain outdoors » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:01 am

Spinnerbait1, hello and welcome. I use a basic jig and pig color combination-black/blue. I prefer a black/blue mixed color jig either rubber or bucktail and an all black or black back, blue meat #1 pork pig. Which ever frog I'm using a will split the legs all the way to the body for more action and often I'll shave about half the thickness off the belly of the pork. I do prefer real pork over plastics. And I always add some crawfish Fish Formula for smell and taste. You should caryy 1/4 ounce, 3/8 ounce and 1/2 ounce jigs to cover differing depths and conditions. I actually prefer to swim a jig and pig slightly off bottom and use short rod pulls to make the jig drop and rise a little, that's how a crawfish swims. Sort of skipping across the bottom backward. Good luck, hope this helps. Johnnie
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Jig n' Pig Advice

Post by **DONOTDELETE** » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:19 pm

Thanks for all the information and tips.

Right now, I am really fishing local ponds that have a lot trees, and weeds. I do not have boat of my own, so I am doing a lot shore fishing. I don't really get out on a boat until the summer.

Johnnie, the black/blue mix color jig seems to be a favorite..so I am going to give that go. I have never really used a scent before and I get mixed reactions from a lot of people, do you find that adding the crawfish formula really more effective than the guy who doesn't use it? I have heard some many different theories about scent.

Thanks

Anthony Falzon

Jig n' Pig Advice

Post by Anthony Falzon » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:03 am

Hey Spinnerbait1,

Blk/blu is the most common, start using a trailer pork or rubber experiment. Like Brendan mentioned baitcaster is what you will want to use. As for Scents I use them Sometimes it gives me more time to set the hook they tend to hold on longer in my opinion and experience. That goes for all my baits that I throw. I use smelly Jelly in craw and Berkley gulp craw spray. It all comes down to trying new thing seeing what works and what doesn't.

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