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Thread: Looney so or Bubbles?

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    Looney so or Bubbles?

    If Spanish Mac's are the target spieces - Is it bubbles in the spring, Looneys in the fall - or the other way?

    We are coming the 2nd week of May and need to stock up.
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    Spearhead jigs year round! The only thing that chums up sharks more than a bubble rig is a bloody fish carcass tossed over the side! Speaking of tossing over the side- that's what we should have done to those stupid bass fisherman that brought that lame rig here from Tennessee! This is pier fishing in the Gulf of Mexico!
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    Always have plenty of spearheads when visiting the pier, other fish bite on them too with a little belly strip
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    So, if a person does not have a spear head jig handy, what would he/she be giving up by throwing a round head or shad head jig? Is the difference big, and why? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin E. View Post
    So, if a person does not have a spear head jig handy, what would he/she be giving up by throwing a round head or shad head jig? Is the difference big, and why? Thanks.
    It's a good question. Why fish seem to prefer one shape over another is likely a matter of it looking more like the baitfish the Spanish Mackerel (in this case) are feeding on. Many times I've been cut off by Spanish, while I was fishing for pomps with round-headed "pomp jigs". So if that's what you have, it's not like Spanish just won't hit pomp jigs. Looney jigs cast a long way, which is why I like them. I like to have an assortment in my tackle box in case fish express a preference of one lure over another. Sometimes, to answer your question, it doesn't matter. Then again, sometimes it does.
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    They might work when alot are present....I remember way back when I first started coming to the pier catching them on any type jig...never knew of the looney....almost every cast rail was 2 deep....everybody catching (this is when I got the real passion) not every year was or is the same....learning all the time....good thing is I catch walleye on them to....and enjoy making them and sharing when I can (have extra's)....I like the action of them and fall rate....ultering some now to give a different action (side to side)
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    Sunny days I'll go with a Kastmaster style chrome colored jig to get the flash (and to look a little different from most of the others). Love Looney jigs but when the macks have taken a lot of the paint off the head (which does not take long on a good bite) I don't seem to do as well. Maybe that's just me losing confidence and fishing differently.

    It's a lot harder for them to take the shine off chrome than to take paint off a jig.
    I read/think about fishing a lot more than I get to fish - so it goes.

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    I've done well with swm jigs and other cheaper flat ones from walmart....would make a speck rig with the swm jigs .........prefer throwing jigs most of the time, that's why I decided to start making them, plus I had a bunch of lead to get rid of 800lbs
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    Don't forget the Cotton Cordell spoons. I.ve caught tons of Spanish on the small and large ones and the bigger ones will way outcast a Looney jig. Speaking of Looney Jigs has Terry decided to still make them?

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    Probably same reason you can catch a Spanish every cast with a green straw but not get a bite any other color. Next day you can get a bite on any color but green lol. You could make a large fortune if you could talk to fish lol
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