DECATUR Jigs are tried and true utensils
for catching fish of many species
in Arkansas, from trout requiring
tiny jigs to lead-heavy ones used
for striped bass.
In crappie fishing, many of
Arkansas's better crappie anglers
use only jigs. One form of jigs,
whether using plastic skirts or
trailers or using hair or feathers, is
the micro jig. These are the little
ones which tend to be associated
with trout fishing, but they will
work at times on crappie, bream
and other species, even large
Professional bass fishermen, at
least most of them, usually have ahandful of small jigs in one of their tackle boxes. These tend to be 1/8th-ounce in weight, but sometimes 1/16th-ounce. They are difficult to cast with standard bass fishing reels.
There isn't a discernible time when these tiny jigs should be brought into action unless it falls into the "match the hatch" technique fly fishermen use with trout. The same game plan can work with bream. Find them dimpling the surface, feeding on small insects, and a micro jig might be just the ticket to get bream hitting for you.
It won't work all the time, but it's a technique worth keeping in mind and gearing up for.
Sports, Pages 6 on 08/12/2009