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Browns Like Pj's Jigs

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Well fellas, it was a wild two days on the White and Norfork. Broke a 7wt, a reel, and lost a full sinking line at the bottom of the White. The White ALWAYS kicks my butt... We did catch plenty of fish though, all off PJ's jigs, both spin and fly fishing. The Buffalo is putting a lot a green dirty water in the river right now which was still very saturated down by Norfork and who knows how much farther. The fish were hitting the white jig the most with others taken on silver tinseled flies. Weather was not great, cold post frontal on Sunday but better on Monday. Only saw a couple boats out on the White while the Norfork was packed. Everyone was catching fish whether it was a boat of 4 old men in camo throwing PowerBait or the guys with the mud motor throwing streamers. The trick for us was to start stripping in the jig as soon as it hit the water as fast as we could with sinking leaders on. The browns couldn't stand it and put on a good show. Good times.

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Nice fish, thanks for the report. Big water, cold temps and the crowds can make it tough on you and equipment. We had similar conditions on my last trip, got our butts kicked two days in a row before the hydro gods shined on us.

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Give me clouds and high water, don't care what temperature is.

Glad you guys got into them, I can't wait to get back over there in a couple weeks

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cpriest - We were thawing the 3/32 ounce jigs. But, they probably weren't triggered by the size; It seemed that the retrieve was most important. Plus, anything much heavier was kinda tough to throw on a 6wt.

BFTMASTER - It was your trip report (and a few others) on the White that made me want to go over there and throw jigs in the first place! When are you headed back over there?

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