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  small boat cod
Posted by: Bucho - 06-12-2019, 04:13 PM - Forum: Fishing Success - Replies (6)

Had very little success lately chasing flatfish with my own boat so I was happy to follow the invitaiton of a friend who knows every single boulder in the outer kiel firth. We had 7 nice cod in the 60-70cm range which is a very satisfying size over here. Its been a while since I harvested so much filet from 3 fish alone. My friend used soft plastics, I went with a 1oz cav. shad spoon tin.

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BTW I know which side my bread is buttered on but I like attitude of that cap. I talked to my insurance guy on the phone the other day who is (for my taste) an almost annoyingly kind and sensitive person. He said he had gotten into an argument with a left/green neighbour about Autobahn speed limit. He first tried to justify his freedom-loving standpoint with the milage of his brand new car, but then she went like "yeah but at only 110km/h, you would have...( even higher). You don`t have kids, right?", indicating selfishness and lack of responsibility for the future. She was unaware that he and his wife had given up after multiple miscarriages. Beat-up This climate thing is getting nasty over here, the tone is becoming rougher.

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  Economical Drop Shotting Rig
Posted by: papaperch - 06-07-2019, 05:22 PM - Forum: JigCraft.com - Replies (4)

Love the drop shot technique for all species. What I don't care for is the cost. While researching I came across this Thailand guy tying a great drop shot rig using any kind of straight shank hook. So easy I perfected it after several mishaps. 

Step One Run line thru eye of hook

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Step Two Make a Single Loop and Let it lie

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Step 3 Pick up hook so it is in between your two hands with the two top lines

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Once in position twist the hook 6-8 times around the two top lines only. The bottom third line is used in final step. The knot should resemble the above pic after the 6-8 turns

Kind of nurse the knot slowly into position ensuring an equal amount on turns on each side of hook.

Final step pull the bottom line until knots are tight on each side of the eye of the hook see pic below

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Tied these with yellow power pro to aid in visual. Real rigs that I use are tied with mono. I also plunge in pail of water to keep line from weakening itself the water acts as a lubricant. Below is one of my actual ties that I use

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I use these rigs all year. Thru the ice I downsize the hooks weight and line. The open water rigs I use 10 and 12 # fluorocarbon with size 8 to size 1 hooks mostly light wire aberdeens. Winter rigs I tie with 7 lb fluorocarbon split shot as weight and  12 ,10 ,and size 8 hooks. I do prefer the Owner hooks for ice fishing. I tie so bottom hook would be 10 to 12 inches off bottom top hook is anywhere from 12 to 16 above bottom hook. 

I can't think of a species native to Ohio that I have not caught on a drop shot rig.

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  Blade Bait Rigging
Posted by: papaperch - 06-02-2019, 07:29 PM - Forum: JigCraft.com - Replies (1)

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Over the years and many experiments later. This has proved to be the most tangle free set up for vertical jigging any blade bait. Simple wire closed loop one end and either spring or wire crimp over the other.  Walleyes don't seem to care much about the extra hardware. If anything it seems to help at end of day. More then likely due to tangle free operation. If lure worked correctly initial 12 inch lift to get attention. Then series of subtle 3 inch lifts. Set up will be trouble free.

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  Beer can
Posted by: Mooki - 05-31-2019, 05:26 AM - Forum: Jig Pics / Recipes - Replies (4)

Preparing for this year's summer camp with the kids (scouts), so I've been trying to come up with a dead simple, and dirt cheap bait for the kids.
I think I've managed, but it remains to see what the fish think.

Not sure if it's classified as a jig or not, anyway recipe in the picture below.
Using #6 hooks and a couple of lead pellets to add some weight.



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  homemade jig jerker for bluefish?
Posted by: jiggerjohn - 05-11-2019, 08:15 AM - Forum: JigCraft.com - Replies (7)

I've just returned from a week on the Outer banks, NC for some Spring saltwater action. The winds and a strong current prevented much use of my usual lighter jigs, but the very compact ,heavy metal "Gotcha " plug saved the trip, as it easily handled wind & current. The bluefish ate these little "metal pencils" up, and the strikes were extremely explosive -almost like an electric shock running up your arms! I did best with a 2" home made version (not my design) that I acquired some years back, noting that many locals (everybody used this lure!) were constantly fouled on their lines with the multi trebled commercial versions. SOOO, since I know there are many very clever designers on this site, does anybody make (and sell) their own unique version of the Gotcha? I'm sure with better designed jigheads, more imaginative color schemes, and better hooking systems that this will be an even more productive saltwater jig!!

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  Spring bite
Posted by: Kdog - 05-09-2019, 09:01 PM - Forum: JigCraft.com - Replies (5)

Been able to get out a bit back is messed p so gotta leave the prime spots to healthier folks. having said that, I have several easy access spots that are usually overlooked. Also have a very helpful friend to help me get around,.

been able to catch 4 or 5 each trip but the spring rains have really changed things.  Fast murky water has been the norm.  Been using a lot of 3" grubs, chartruse, black and white and silver and white, 1/8 to 1/4 ruby red slipper head with a yellow orange belly, olive drab green with yeloow belly and the venerable watermelon have been working well.

I fish on crutches which is a new challenge, they have only gone swimming twice quickly remedied with a grapple hook on a light rope, they do float which helps. I fish small holes that are overlooked by most invariably  someone will see me catching and move in and start fishing within a few feet but always between me and the hole Im working.  aggravating to say the least.  In a way its amusing, they have no clue whaere they are fishing and no idea where the boulders and log piles are. I usually just relax, watch them  turn the  water to froth, drink a mt dew and wait for them to leave.   Then when they leave, its back to business and usually have a fish on before they are very far away. A couple have turned back and go back at it but most just shake their heads and keep going to the more popular holes.

So spring count has me a 64 Saugeyes 17 - 20 inches and one whopper 25".  Walleye bite is picking up but not sure Im gonna be able to get in and out of the boat.  Gonna try it Saturday though.

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  Spring Favorites
Posted by: Len - 05-02-2019, 12:48 PM - Forum: Jig Pics / Recipes - Replies (7)

    These have worked really well this Spring!

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  Dr. Water Bubble
Posted by: jiggerjohn - 04-30-2019, 09:38 AM - Forum: Jig Fishing - Replies (5)

Trout limits have come exceedingly easy this Spring, despite complaints from the bait&wait crowd. Now, my warming water crappie and bluegills are turning on bigtime with the same methods. Onlookers are fascinated as I describe learning my distance casting water bubble and jig method from an Alaskan Eskimo Elder based on his own 60 + years experience with his particular well honed float 'n fly technique in the deep Alaskan bush. Yet these new friends have to laugh, after conjuring up a mystical age-old fishing guru, when I tell them that Chris Kiana is a Vietnam vet, has a doctorate in business administration, and has authored 5 books (including one on water bubble fishing)!But his system of gridding a section of water to systematically work a bubble and small jig has proven to be an amazingly effective shoreline fishing concept, especially within hard fished urban lakes,ponds, rivers, and streams!

Another important part of my surprisingly good recent results is the unique jig I've been using. Taking the lead from renowned Minnesota guide and fly fisherman, Craig Riendeau (check his site "Off The Deep Edge" for some great articles!) I've been using my version of his "Wee Willy Wiggler" fly, tied on  Hawnjigs' 1/64 oz jighead, below my water bubble. This lure is merely some hair or hackle tied up front with an amazingly active 1" silicone "Leg" from a child's "Koosh ball" toy! I can't say enough about these odd colored llittle "worms" with their subtle but always nervous, squirmy motion - especially when retreived behind a water bubble, or just allowed to sit under an indicator,letting the waves generate the wiggle (as Craig does).

My best success has come from heaving a half filled Bubble out where others can't reach, then very slowly reeling the tiny silicone jig-fly back in, as Dr. Chris advocates. Every now and then, I'll pause and allow the jig to slowly sink down -the hollow tubed water bubble also doubles as a very effective slip float. One way or another, when trout or panfish view the spasming silicone worm,they can't help but blast it! Heck, I may take my bubbles & jigs down to OBX on an upcoming saltwater trip -I'll write a complete report! And ,if there's further interest I'd love to build a discussion on water bubble and jig tactics that others have developed!

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Photo Thought I would stop and say hi.
Posted by: snake River - 04-24-2019, 04:11 PM - Forum: Plastic Pouring - Replies (2)

How is everybody been here I have been extremely busy For the upcoming season Your are a couple of pictures Stop that we been working on I have five brand-new baits Coming soon.



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  Early season panfish
Posted by: AtticaFish - 04-08-2019, 12:12 AM - Forum: Fishing Success - Replies (3)

Ate an early dinner and went over to a local upground reservoir close to home to try and catch a mixed bag. Put 2 dozen fillets in the freezer tonight. Smile Started with a small feather ice jig and waxworm combo pegged 2 foot below my float. I could see the the gills sitting up high in the water from up on top the pump house railing. Could have easily kept 30 but let loose half of them. As it got dark, I switched over to walleye gear but got skunked on those. After taking a walk though, I did spot a bunch of glowing eyes (some big 20+" fish easily) that looked to be actively spawning. 8 to 10 fish in a small 5' radius area. Going to head back up there this week after dark to focus on the walleye ONLY!  Fun evening with some warm temps finally.

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