Big Sky Flies & Jigs Fathers Day Giveaway!!!! This will be our 4th annual Fathers Day Giveaway!!!!! Same as previous years, we ask that you post either a photo of your father fishing, we love the oldies, along with what fishing with your dad means to you. Or a photo of a father fishing with his children along with a brief description about what fishing with Dad means to your children. All photos must be posted on this original post to keep track. Please share this post to your pages to join us in celebration of Dads everywhere. We personally love reading all the stories and viewing photos.
Giveaway ends Sunday June 16, 2019 @ 9:00 pm SMT! The winning Dad will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to spend how he so chooses on the Big Sky Flies & Jigs website. Get out there and nominate those dads, make this Father's Day extra special! (P.S. Did you know... all the photos pictured on our poster are previous Father's Day nominations for this exact contest in previous years.) #bigskyfliesnjigs#bigskyfliesandjigs#fish#fishing#fishermen#fisherman#angler#anglers#contest#father#dad#fathersday#giveaway#canadianfishing#hook#jigs#outdoors#outdoor#wewillhookyouup#
This was the jig I came up with to draw out my initial oval. I had to extend it a bit since this oval was so dang big but over all it worked like a charm! What weird shapes have you ever had to cut out?
Fishing Tip of the Day: Bumping Cover.
When fishing areas that have cover, a little secret that can produce a strike is bumping your lure into the cover. Now, you can't always perform this trick with every lure. Some lures are designed to where if you bump into anything you will instantly get snagged. But there are some lures out there that can allow you to hit objects without getting hung up. Spinnerbaits, square billed Crankbaits, jigs, and worms are a few lures that can work well with this trick of you know how. Most famously, the spinnerbait tends to work the best when performing this action. On your retrieve, preferably around laydowns or timber, if you're steadily retrieving and bump into a limb or branch, let the lure pause and fall for about a second or two after the collision. This can trigger a strike. It makes it look like the bait collided with the cover and stunned it for a brief moment. Fish can take this moment as an opportunity to attack. This move can sometimes make a strike happen where normally a steadily retrieve wouldn't work. There are multiple tricks out there that can increase your strike ratio and for me personally, this trick almost always works of a predator fish is nearby. If you choose to do this trick with a square bill crank, be careful! You can still get snagged if you perform it too quickly. But the shape of the bill allows it to almost flip the crankbait right over the top of the limbs or branches and can trigger that strike just as well. Jigs and worms are a lot more less likely to snag and you can experiment with even more techniques. Always remember that fish tend to hold around cover, so if you're not getting bit fishing around it, then try a little bump right into it and see if that can trigger a bite! This is a throwback picture to a monster bass I caught prespawn at a beaver dam using a 12ft jigging rod and a 1/8 crappie jig! It was one crazy fight!! Fish on!! #largemouthbass#fishon#bassfishing#fishing#bass#spinnerbait#crankbaits#jigs#jigging#fishingtips#tips#catchandrelease#bankfishing#pond#pondfishing#hawg#bigbass#lunkers