Who's using spoons for jigging in the summer? If you are, what type of spoon?
Last year one of the guys from Buggs that comes to SML every so often gave me a spoons that they use there - they are much larger, longer and heavier than the 3/4 or 1 oz Hopkins type spoons many folks use here. They looked more like this one... He had them in different colors/ flash, some with day-glow paint, etc.
Anyone use something similar? I've not had a chance to try them yet - need to make sure a few are in the boat on my next trip out this summer in case I get over a big school.
Summer and winter jigging is fun,fun fun. You can find a few fish hunkered down in the trees during the summer but most of the time they are in big schools, deep and constantly moving. By the time you get a 3/4 oz spoon down to them they have moved and you got to go find them again. Don't know if it's the flash or erratic movement but sometimes you can do better on spoons than you can bait. I use a 2 0z. spoon my buddy pours, (why do you think I gave away all those 3/4 oz.) ;D nothing fancy, just a hunk of lead with the wire thru it. Have used them for years and have caught a lot of fish on them.....and they are cheap,cheap cheap.....he sales a few to some local tackle shops, $2 ea. lets me have them for $1 ea. ;D I'll buy them 100 at a time, my son and a couple of his buddies lets the Ohio River eat a lot of them. Which reminds me I need to call my buddy up.
I will downsize in the colder months when the fish are schooled up big and aren't flying around near as much. I will go to a 3/4 oz. and just sit on top of them.....hope this helps.....
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2012 19:37:07 GMT -5 by Deleted