Posted by TroyJ on January 04, 2005 at 16:55:12:
In Reply to: Re: Guntersville. posted by Rckmn on January 04, 2005 at 16:03:24:
A 3/8oz to 1/2oz jig is all you need in the spring, (Feb,Mar and April). Target stumps either on the flats or on the ledges and cast the jig, working it back like a lizard only a little more agressive. A jig is not a finesse bait, it is a reaction bait for active fish, and it will get the quality fish.
As the grass grows in May, June and through the summer, I use a 1oz grass jig with a big chunk. Pitch the jig into the grass clumps off the edge of the mat, let if fall on a semi-slack line to the bottom. Make sure it hits the bottom. Lift it and down a couple times or give it a couple of hops, and then pick it up and do it again. Drop it IN the clumps, not just in the holes. Use a vertical presentation and keep it close to the boat. 99% of the fish I catch on the jig are no more than 10 feet out from the boat.
Use a 7 foot medium heavy pitching rod, and I strongly prefer 50-lb braided line.
Target grass from 5 to 10 feet deep. Hydrilla in 12-13 feet can also be good.
When you get on a school of fish with a jig, there is nothing like it.
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