upcoming ice-fishing trip and the big
snowstorm hitting the east coast.
There are 4 main jigging patters:
1. Pauses – let you bait sit still, this work got for live bait.
2. Slight bumping – 1/16 to 1 inch bumps.
3. Small hops – 3″ to 8″
4. Big jumps – 1′ to 3′ jumps
You can use a combination of these and also you should try different patters until you find what the fish like.
Also a great way to hold your rod is like this:
It is easier to feel bites when the fish are finicky.
Josh has a 5′ 10″ rod he use for both ice and open water fishing, but during the ice-fishing season he takes it apart and electrical tapes it together so it’s shorter and easier to handle.
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