Author Topic: Shallow Water Jigging  (Read 1054 times)

Offline BlueSnow

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Shallow Water Jigging
« on: Jan 19, 2018, 09:07 AM »
I'm getting ready to head out to a lake that has between 3-5 fow and while I've had some limited success in the past I generally don't have high confidence in water less than 7'. 

Do you use a different jigging technique in the shallower water (e.g. smaller movements, different jigs) or do you just do everything the same as always?
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Offline panfishman13

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Re: Shallow Water Jigging
« Reply #1 on: Jan 19, 2018, 10:09 AM »
shallow water is one of the few times you want to keep noise to a minimum. in the depths you're talking about you can absolutely spook fish.

also try fishing on overcast days, this will help you be a bit more stealthy in that the sun won't shine like a spotlight through your hole, and you also won't cast a shadow that may spook fish.

if you ARE fishing a sunny day, consider bringing a shelter. fish don't mind a very large shadow that doesn't move, and may even be attracted to it.

if your water clarity is even somewhat decent, you could even skip the electronics and just sight-fish through the hole.


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