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JUNGLE JIM 1 last won the day on April 23 2018

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  1. Anyone shooting ducks? Hoping for some flank feathers.
  2. Thanks for your support with the feathers, look forward to getting some. I've been painting some heads and gluing eyes getting ready for them. I hope you guys have a great duck season, the more feathers I get the more jigs I make. Hope to tie a bunch this winter.
  3. I tie in the flash under the duck feathers to add bulk and attraction and try to make the body shape like a teardrop before adding the red or yellow hackle to the throat. The flash underneath becomes more prominent as you catch fish and lose some duck feather strands. I've caught over 100+ fish on one jig if I don't lose it first. These are crappie killers.
  4. No, marabou has a lot more action than duck feathers. I think it's the natural minnow color that get's the fish to eat them, maybe it tastes like chicken to them. Whatever the reason is they work. Been literally catching tons of fish on them in the 25 years I've been tying them. I caught my PB crappie and bluegill using them. Drake feathers color and barring is the best feather. I tie most on #2- #6 jig hooks.
  5. I tie a lot of jigs using mallard flank or gadwall feathers, killer jigs for crappie, bass and about anything else. If you think about it send me some feathers from the ducks you harvest and I will tie some jigs for you in exchange for the feathers.
  6. I had to make some since they killed all the fish at Horseshoe Lake at Carondelet Park. So many big dead sunfish due to the duckweed infestation and I'm still mad. I've had some success crappie fishing at a lake I've been fishing since the 80's. Float n fly jigs and pill spins have been working for me.No 15's yet but have caught decent numbers in the 11-14 inch class with some bonus bass. I don't keep crappie this time of year so everything has been released . Some of the baits I've been using. Lot's of fun using 2-3lb test line except when you snag up.
  7. Was out there for a week and had a blast fishing for gills at Lake Perris. Caught my personal best right at 12" with a girth of 15.5". It was just under 2.5 lbs. Bluegills here have been averaging 9-10", wish I could find them that size here. I know 3 lbers are swimming in this lake.
  8. I wouldn't waste my time wetting a line, fish are dead except for maybe a few carp or goldfish. Middle section of the lake had some open water but north and south ends are still putting greens.
  9. The crayfish in the lake weren't getting enough oxygen either so they moved up to the shoreline,some totally out of the water to breathe. A lot of them didn't survive. They repaired one of the drains in the lake and put in a water pump on the south side of the lake but still haven't touched the duckweed. I walked the lake and didn't see even a minnow, water is super clear.
  10. Went yesterday morning but didn't catch as many nice crappie as I had been. It was very humid and cloudy with no breeze at all, other days wind was blowing into the areas I fish. Did catch a bass about 15 inches and a little flathead cat which was a first for me there. It fought like crazy on the long rod but manage to shrink in size by the time I got it in. Only caught one crappie over 12 inches and some 9-10 inchers.
  11. I met up with Harris122 this morning at Unger Park for some crappie fishing and neither of us were disappointed. Both of us had pretty good days there. I don't do selfies with fish but finally had someone there to get pictures with me in the picture instead of a hand/fish photo. I caught quite a few 12-14 inch crappie with a technique I call "JUNGLE FISHING". I broke out the 12 foot crappie rod and waded in to fish the heavy wood cover dropping my jigs into little pockets and when one hit I wrestled them up and over logs which is tricky but a blast. Float n fly jigs that I make with feathers accounted for most of my bigger crappie, they were really thumping those jigs. This kind of fishing is addictive and healthy. I checked my fitbit several times and those fish had my heart rate up around 120. I might go again tomorrow depending on the weather.
  12. I went again yesterday to Unger and had a better day than I did last Friday. Same area I found them last time but they didn't start biting until the sun came out. Only caught a couple crappie, small bass and even some little white bass until I tried a little pillhead spin that I make. It definitely was the magic color for the day. Everything was released. Lake was up a foot from last week from the rain and appeared to be still rising. I had four of them but lost three to brush and trees so when I got home I poured, painted and tied more up. Going again tomorrow if anyone wants to stop by and say hello.
  13. That fish and another one just like it have been swimming in that lake for close to ten years. Duckweed took over the lake and when some genius decided to shut the water and fountain off it became a solid mat of duckweed, lake looked like a huge putting green on a golf course. When duckweed takes over a lake fish can't get enough oxygen and they suffocate. Lake suffered two fish kills and the second one which happened five days ago wiped out 99% of the fish in the lake. Did see one of these giants floating dead, .. Only thing that might have survived are some big carp and minnows. Such a waste, this lake had potential for growing state record redear sunfish. I caught two 13 inchers last year in the spring that were 1.5- 1.75 lbs. I have been fishing this lake for over 50 years and I'm ticked off because this could have been prevented. This lake is dead.
  14. I hadn't caught a crappie in a couple of months, almost forgot what they look like so I went to Unger Park yesterday to see if I could find some. The lake is loaded with small bass under 6" that hit every jig I tried. I caught several bluegill that were bigger than the bass. Finally, found some crappie and ended up catching five. All were eater size, 10-13 inches but I released them.
  15. Thanks everyone, it should be a lot of fun. Last week some 4 and 5 lbers were caught, they are bedding now at Havasu. Pictures are up on Crappie.com in the panfish section there if you want a look. Probably won't fish Havasu but hoping for a 12 inch coppernose gill from Perris. One that size can break 2 lbs. Maybe I'll get lucky.
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