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 Post subject: Bass or Striper
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:36 pm 
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I have only been fishing Jig n Pigs for about a year now and enjoy catching fish on them. I was on Hartwell last night fishing around a dock about 30 feet deep. I was reeling the bait back up and something nailed it about five feet off the bottom while I was reeling it up. Whatever it was it was huge 7+ pounds if it was a largemouth. I fought it for about 10 seconds and it popped my line, must have been knicked.

My question is...was it probably a huge bass or could it have been a striper? By the pull of it I thought it was a striper but I have never heard of a striper being caught on JnP.

Please make me feel better and tell me it was a striper bc I was in a tourney. I don't like to lose sleep. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:52 am 
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I have a friend who caught a striper on a JnP earlier this year. I caught one on a caroilina rig one time with a finese worm but I was reeling it back in like you were. Could have been a striper.


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 Post subject: Re: Bass or Striper
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:16 pm 
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Stripers will hit most anything that a LM will eat, and vice versa. I've often caught both on the same baits. Matter of fact, I often use 10" ribbontail worms for Stripers, either Carolina rigged or on a jighead. Here in the Chesapeake area, I believe they take them for eels.

A JnP with a greenpumpkin/blue/white skirt also works, and I feel it imitates a blue crab real close, which Stripers & bass will certainly eat.

It's also possible the fish you lost could have been a big catfish, especially a channel cat. I've caught them on a variety of lures too!

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 Post subject: Re: Bass or Striper
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:43 am 
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I had a buddy boat a 32lb Striper on a Bitsy Bug jig a few years back. took him 20 minutes to tire the fish out and get him in the boat but he was also fishing on the Main river Channel of Old Hickory Lake where those big stripers live. I have never caught a striper on a JNP but Lord knows I have boated some Flathead Cats in the 25 to 30 pound class many times on jigs. Well lets put it this way I got them up beside the boat and was able to cut the line and turn them loose. I fish 40 Braid on my jig rods so catching the big cats is not a problem. It's just a lot of fun and even more work. Flat heads will hit jigs alot as they mistake them from crawfish and Flat heads will not eat dead things like most cats will. I would be willing to guess if you were fishing docks that it was probably a very big Flathead and they will break your mono line really quick if it has any type of weak spot in it......... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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