Sometimes in slower current a heavy jig flies past the fish too fast. A pewter head (tin) is far lighter than traditional lead and allows the jig to stay in the strike zone longer. The lighter head also allows for a slower retrieve as well. Next time your in a slow/slack current condition tie on a pewter-head jig, the results may surprise you!
"Go By Feel"
A while back, we talked about rod action and power. While these are good starting points for picking out a rod, nothing replaces picking up a rod and seeing how it feels in your hand. Make sure any rod you buy "feels good" to you, and it will perform much better. Just remember that "feel" is mainly personnel preference!
It's not always about filling the cooler, winning the tournament, or catching the biggest fish...sometimes its just nice to be out fishing with your family!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone From,
The Juno Bait Crew
In the Thanksgiving spirit...let a keeper go every once in a while. It's good to give it back every once in a while...
Few lures have the overall catching power of small soft plastic shad or "paddle tail". DOA Cal(pictured), Bruiser Baits Super Swimmer JR, And Gambler Little EZ are all great small swimming baits that'll catch all kinds of species. The one pictured caught this fat shell cracker, and then a snook on the next cast on our last backcountry Everglades trip. Try swimming these baits at different speeds or hop them along the bottom for best luck.
Last part of the "Getting Goofy" Series wraps up with a quick look at good jig form!
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