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Boogieman1
02-08-2018, 03:03 PM
I'm curious how this wood choppin vertical jiggin technique is so popular with beginners. I by no means am trying to poke fun at anyone, or make myself out to be the next crappie hero but I just don't get it. I was blessed to have someone take me under there wing while I was young and teach me how to chase these critters.

But seems like every time I go out I see atleast one person going up and down as fast as they can given all they got and it just makes me cringe. It just seems to me if u new nothing that's exactly what u would do ... Nothing just hold it there. How does this choppin wood method keep getting passed down? I never say nothing to them for fear of sounding like a no it all, but question if I should. Maybe they would like help but affraid to ask. Anyone else see a bunch of this or is it possibly just my area.

deathb4disco
02-08-2018, 03:21 PM
I'm curious how this wood choppin vertical jiggin technique is so popular with beginners.


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PawPaw "gene"
02-08-2018, 08:55 PM
If you're talking about jigging a jig, what wrong with jigging it. Last week I was fishing next to a fella who is well schooled in catching and saw me jigging. He ask if I mind if he told me a tip as to how to catch. I said go ahead. He said hold you jig completely still and they will bite. A few minutes later he also told me that my loop knot allowed the tail of my jig to hang downward in an unnatural look for a minnow. Well after I caught three to his none he didn't have any more tips for me. Just saying.

Where I fish the minnows move around, up and down, and side to side. That's what a moving jig does.
"gene"

Boogieman1
02-08-2018, 09:36 PM
If you're talking about jigging a jig, what wrong with jigging it. Last week I was fishing next to a fella who is well schooled in catching and saw me jigging. He ask if I mind if he told me a tip as to how to catch. I said go ahead. He said hold you jig completely still and they will bite. A few minutes later he also told me that my loop knot allowed the tail of my jig to hang downward in an unnatural look for a minnow. Well after I caught three to his none he didn't have any more tips for me. Just saying.

Where I fish the minnows move around, up and down, and side to side. That's what a moving jig does.
"gene"

I'm talking about the constant up and down movement 90mph, like a axe choppin wood. That's why I asked didn't know if it might possibly be just a local thing. I'm not one to offer tips, I prefer to go "black ops" in an out never seen or known I was ever there. Sometimes just feel bad especially when there's a kid involved and spring fish are packed in like maggots and there not having any luck. But certainly don't want a situation like u described just curious if anyone offers help to folks they clearly see struggling.

Blackjeepjk
02-08-2018, 09:54 PM
i say offer away, but that's just me. Heck, I don't care who they are or how old but especially if theres a youngin involved.
I usually don't just blurt out that I think they fishin wrong but someone'll usually ask how I'm a catchin them and that opens the door for me to give some friendly advice.

Atimm693
02-08-2018, 10:08 PM
I'm not one to go up to someone and offer advice, unless it's asked for, I don't appreciate unsolicited advice myself either.

Let em chop wood. Some days it probably produces, other days a slower approach pays off. That's fishing.

TheGrandPoohBah
02-08-2018, 10:49 PM
You know what they say, some like it fast, some like it slow...:cheers2

Jiggah
02-09-2018, 08:25 AM
i say offer away, but that's just me. Heck, I don't care who they are or how old but especially if theres a youngin involved.
I usually don't just blurt out that I think they fishin wrong but someone'll usually ask how I'm a catchin them and that opens the door for me to give some friendly advice.^ this.

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02-09-2018, 02:09 PM
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Ketchn
02-10-2018, 07:29 AM
if I understand the question I think you mean float fishing ?
its a fine art and you have to know your fish and some wont give it second glance if you are popping cork your jigs , but in many spots I hit you want to jerk and dive and pop the float like stupid and let it sit one or maybe 2 seconds after about 4 or 5 of those ....if you do it right it will go down like a rock at about a half second after its stands still .

Ketchn
02-10-2018, 07:31 AM
but then again if you mean timber doodling fast as I read it closer in some cases and in some spots at certain times of the year it can be productive to go fast there as well with a similar type of presentation without a float vertically in timber ....just saying

Boogieman1
02-10-2018, 07:50 AM
if I understand the question I think you mean float fishing ?
its a fine art and you have to know your fish and some wont give it second glance if you are popping cork your jigs , but in many spots I hit you want to jerk and dive and pop the float like stupid and let it sit one or maybe 2 seconds after about 4 or 5 of those ....if you do it right it will go down like a rock at about a half second after its stands still .
Na Ketchn, I just did a poor job of explaining what I am talking about. What I see a lot of takes place at a marina. A lot of new anglers will walk up to a stall drop jig down to bottom lift up out of water then straight back down 3 or 4 times as fast as they can go. Then off to the next stall. They will fish 50 stalls in lest than 10 min, mean while someone will go right behind them just killing em. Sometimes there's a kid involved and I just always wanted to say u need to slow down, but don't think it's my place to tell someone who doesn't ask.

Ketchn
02-11-2018, 07:05 AM
oh yeah bro . one thing for certain and especially in the winter . super slow and patient will wax em
seen the same thing a zillion times myself ...guy beside me the other day a prime example ...
working fast back and forth and up and down ...
i dropped in right by him and stood still like a statue and hammered a really big crappie and had to tell him best stand clear bro this fish is about be getting some big air in your direction ....LOL
one fella the day before was watching me windmill fish and couldn't get bit and was jiggity like crazy and sad he couldn't get a bite and i reached over and grabbed his rod and STOP it ....they wont bite a jig doing that . you have to hold it VERY still this time of year ....
the EXACT second i let go of his rod after the conversation he got whacked .....:Rofl