Tip of the Month: Slow & Patient

“Patience is so important. So many fishermen are looking ahead with the “Grass is always greener” in their eyes. There are times you drop a jig in and the crappie slams it on the way down. A couple of those and you have a fast pattern. But the majority of the time it’s not like that. A barometric change you can see in the actions of quail, deer, fish and other animals. Or, the rains or wind can change the water color. During those times, dropping a jig down and pulling it out after a few seconds can lead to very few bites. I’ve guided for years and have learned slower is usually better when jig fishing.” John Harrison, BnM and War Eagle pro staff, JH Guide Service 662-983-5999.