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Offline bldnjiginIA

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Swimming and dragging brush jig
« on: 02/01/18 05:58 UTC »
Im starting to make my own lures to save money and maybe sell to friends. Im planning on getting the 2 brush jig mold, spinnerbait and buzzbait molds. I’m fishing the BFL Great Lakes Division as a co-angler this year. I do a lot of swimming, pitching and dragging a jig but I don’t want to bring 3 different types of Jigs. I just wanna try and simplify my jig fishing. Anyone have any experience with swimming a brush jig and dragging it around rocks? If so does it swim strait or does it roll over a lot? Does it get hung in the rock easily?

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Re: Swimming and dragging brush jig
« Reply #1 on: 02/01/18 06:32 UTC »
  Without looking up your division doesn't  the Great Lake Division in the BFL fish Lake Erie and Detroit River most of the time ? If so I would be making some drop shot weights. But to answer your question there's no reason you can't swim a brush jig. A regular swim jig has a pointed nose and will swim through weeds better. Where you'll be fishing a brush jig won't get hung up as bad and may work better.

  From my experience on those lakes the drop shot is the ticket. Take weights as heavy as 1oz or more. If it's real choppy you'll need it to stay on the bottom.

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Re: Swimming and dragging brush jig
« Reply #2 on: 02/01/18 07:27 UTC »
Pretty veritable jig.

Even works on buzz baits.  http://truesouthlures.com/product/rw-long-range-bomber/

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Re: Swimming and dragging brush jig
« Reply #3 on: 02/01/18 07:52 UTC »
Thanks for your responses. The Great Lakes division is the Mississippi River out of La Crosse and Wabasha. River fishing and backwater bay fishing. Grass, rock and wood. Heavy cover everywhere.

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Re: Swimming and dragging brush jig
« Reply #4 on: 02/01/18 08:00 UTC »
 I live in Winona and fish that jig a LOT in wood and rip-rap on the river.

I sometimes use them with extra heavy weed guards when I'm pitching into wood. They hook bass a lot better than I thought they would, even small bass.

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Re: Swimming and dragging brush jig
« Reply #5 on: 02/01/18 09:02 UTC »
Thanks, good to know!! I’m excited to get the molds and get some made up! Any good colors that I should try that work for you?

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Re: Swimming and dragging brush jig
« Reply #6 on: 02/01/18 10:56 UTC »
Watermelon red flake
Black blue flake
White (shad)
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