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Offline Jig Man

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Pitchin' for specs
« on: July 29, 2011, 05:40:40 AM »
Bigfoot took me to Stockton on Wednesday.  We were using stingers and pitching for crappie.  That is a technique that I still need to work on with those 8 1/2 - 9 ft rods but it is coming along.

We mostly hit standing timber but did let the baits float down into some brush piles.  It was tougher than usual but we did manage to catch 54 with 27 of them nice keepers before the heat drove us off.  When we started it was 83 and 104 when we quit around 3 pm.

The water was slightly off color and 86.  Suprisingly the fish were from 12-18' deep.
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Re: Pitchin' for specs
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 06:40:05 AM »
Well at least you caught enough to have a nice dinner.
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Re: Pitchin' for specs
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 05:22:43 PM »
Despite the air temps, it sounds like you had a lot of fun.  :)

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Re: Pitchin' for specs
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 05:44:22 PM »
Do you use an umbrella on your boat during the hot summer months, Jig Man? Shoot, 27 ain't too bad for this time of year!

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Re: Pitchin' for specs
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 09:36:07 PM »
Buzz I don't think it would be possible to use an umbrella as we have to stand close together so we can pitch to the same tree tops and we are using 8 1/2 - 9' rods.  Just big brimmed hats and lost of water is all we do.  Steve's tip on a towel wrapped in ice is a big help.
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Re: Pitchin' for specs
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 06:01:52 PM »
That sounds like a lot of fun. Jig Man. So you just pitch them in the treetops and feed em line and let it drift down? What size jig head are ya using.

We had a cancer benefit TX today and man it was hot. I had the towel and ice on at 9 AM for the rest of the day. We didn't do any good but I did get to see my partner take a dive for his rod.  Since he is a very good friend I had to restrain from  ;D He had a difficult day.


 
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Re: Pitchin' for specs
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 03:28:03 AM »
That sounds like a lot of fun. Jig Man. So you just pitch them in the treetops and feed em line and let it drift down? What size jig head are ya using.

It is a little different pitch than with bass baits.  We hold the line like a fly fisherman or a flipper, swing the bait and turn loose of the line.  The bait goes out past the tree and free falls back into it.  A pause, a jiggle no bite repeat.  That way you don't have to reel and cast, just pick up the line lift and repeat.

1/16 oz heads on the stingers.
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