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About ZigJigman

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    Bigmouth Buffalo
  • Birthday 02/28/1958

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    Fayetteville, AR
  • Interests
    Trout, crappie, bream and smallmouth fishing and deer/turkey hunting

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  1. Connie’s in Bull Shoals used to have a great breakfast too!!!
  2. The 178 Club in the town of Bull Shoals, right across the dam, has great food too.
  3. I have both up river and down and it’s no fun either way. I was on the Norfork testing some jigs one day, by myself, and they turned the water off. I was in the C&R and stayed too long.About half way down the last shoal above the handicap access one of my fly fishing guide friends and a client were walking in and helped me. Very rough on the bottom of a fiberglass boat! And me! The other time was in December after Christmas down at Monkey Island. Got in there fine but water was dropping and there wasn’t any other boats around. Again by myself. Not over a gravel bar but pulling it up river in shallow water. Finally got it far enough to jump in and crank the motor. I bought two pair of hip boots after that trip and keep them in my trout boat to this day!!
  4. The Missouri River by Craig, MT is a great fishery. I fished it for two days, in the middle of a 14 day out West swing about 15 years ago. I can’t give you any fly advybut can tell you that they pounded Zig Jigs for 2 days!!
  5. I had an Ulterra, same reason you are looking at Phil. In the White River, as you know, the depth changes can be quick and often. You can be fishing along and all of a sudden it get shallow and you need the trolling motor out of the water quick. The Ulterra doesn’t do it quick enough. Also, I had a lot of problems with the plastic gears inside the raising/lowering/ turning mechanism. They can’t take very much abuse and they strip. I had to have mine fixed three times, luckily under warranty. As soon as the warranty was out I sold it and got an Ultrex. They have a rope that you can pulll up with lift assist and it’s out of the water now!! The spot lock and the jig feature are great!! Customer service with Minn Kota was great too.
  6. Anybody know someone in northwest Arkansas that repairs graphs? Mine quit in me after about 2 hours on the lake this morning.
  7. Many of you are friends one Facebook and have seen one of these pics. Hers a few more and I have also talked to my buddy that was in the bot with my friend Garry Bryant that caught the monster brown. The fish was 35” long and 27” girth. Garry caught it in a 1/16 oz Zig Jig HD in black/chartreuse Zig Jig!! 6 lb line. They had some type of scales that said about 29.5 lbs. it took an hour and a half to revive it and they watched it swim off. They weren’t sure it was going to make it,, and by law in New Mexico catch and release area, if it had died they would have had to leave it in the river!!!! The guide was Chris Taylor who owns Fisheads San Juan River Lodge. Chris is one of the best guides on the San Juan and I highly recommend contacting him of you decide to plan a trip there.
  8. Deans Top and Canvas in Mtn Home may have made the originals?
  9. I’ll let you guys know when I get the new ones ready to roll. I have guys catching a lot of smallmouth in Minnesota and other areas up north on the HD version now. The 1/8 and 1/16 when they are shallow.
  10. Here’s a picture of the first tied versions of my new HD Jigs. The 1/4 oz have a 1/0 hook and the 1/2 oz have a 2/0 hook in them. My friend Nick Jackson is guide on Pyramid Lake and also the Green River in Utah tied these up and his customer caught the first fish on one this morning!!
  11. It’s also great to get to meet and get to know several of my customers. It’s great to watch all of you that use my jigs have success and a lot fun catching fish on my products!! Thank you for your business!!!
  12. I have been busy but here’s some pics from our boat on Friday. Michael, his son Ian and I had a great day on the river!!! It was great to see everyone again and as always the food was great too!!! There were a lot of great fish caught by our group on the trip. All the big smallmouths were a great bonus! There are a lot of bass fishermen that would love to catch some that nice!! We always have a great time on the river and the fellowship off the river is great too! Looking forward to next time already.
  13. One of the browns I caught Friday had eggs too. I thought that was odd as well.
  14. ZigJigman

    Micro Jigs

    I think it does probably happen occasionally. In his case, I think he knew but was more concerned about the fish living than the record. That’s what he told me on the phone. He does keep a tape measure and a Boga scale with him. He catches quite a few really nice fish!!
  15. ZigJigman

    Micro Jigs

    I’m not sure. I know in Arkansas they have to be weighed in certified scales and someone with game and fish has to be there to certify the weight. Normally those scales are in grocery stores or similar.
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