I love to reminisce about catching big bass; nothing can beat explaining to your fishing buddies how you battled the big-un to the boat and quickly took a photo with your Blackberry before releasing it.
My story of catching the big-un, in case I missed telling you, follows. “Yesterday was the perfect day to fish; sun was shining and a gentle breeze blew across the lake. I wanted to catch a big fish, so I dug around in my tackle box looking for a jig to fish with. I found an Accent Scooter football head jig, so I decided to take a chance that big fish were biting a jig and began casting it off long points. To past time while I waited for that big bite, I sang this little ditty, crawl this way, bend this way; crawl this way, bend this way; jig just get me a bite…like this. That is when it happened, whack, my line went like this; bowing my rod almost in half. I knew this bass was not fooling around and knew what it was doing when it swam deep into that brush pile. I leaned down and pull that big ole bass right out of that brush pile, landed her, and then I took a photo as proof before letting her go. After releasing her, I went back to singing, crawl this way, bend this way bend this way, bend this way; jig just get me a bite…like this.
The Scooter Jig made by Accent Fishing Products is unlike any other jig with a patent pending Free-Range Hook System. Owner of Accent Fishing Products, Lon Alysworth, wanted to build a jig unlike any other jig out in the market place, one with more action but different without a weedguard. The weedguard, Lon believes causes an unnatural action and feel.
Like the song implies, bend this way, the jig is able to bend freely since the hook is connected to the jig head on a pivoting joint, not like traditional jigs heads where the lead is poured around the hook. The benefits of having a Free-Range Hook System includes fish can lift the bait more freely, no weedguard for the bass to see or feel, can be fished with a heavier weight, fished shaky head style, and can penetrate cover deeper with less hang ups. Another benefit besides having more natural action and freedom of movement is fish stay hooked up better since fish cannot use the hook as a lever to get off. How about the Scooter Jig’s action in the water? Like the song implies, crawl this way, Scooter Jigs like real crawfish, scoot across the lake’s bottom, not hopping. When a crawfish see a bass about to attack it, they rise up in a defensive position; just like a Scooter Jig when you stop it, the soft plastic trailer rises up into a defensive position then naturally drops down on the pause. After a long time of trial and error, Lon finally created the Scooter Jig.
Accent Scooter Jigs and Scooter Jigheads are available in three different styles including 3/16-ounce and 5/16-ounce finesse, 1/2-ounce flipping, and 1/2-ounce and 3/4-ounce football head. The Accent Scooter Football Jigheads are available in 3/16-ounce, 5/16-ounce, 1/2-ounce, 3/4-ounce, and the 1/2-ounce Scooter Flipping Jigheads in olive, brown, and black. Accent Scooter Jigs come in 14 different colored skirt patterns including black/blue fleck, PB&J, green pumpkin, black/blue flash, Missouri craw, brown black, and Accent natural.
Trailers play an intricate part of any ‘jig and pig’ combo. The majority of trailers resemble a crawfish. Popular trails used with Accent Scooter Jigs and Scooter Jigheads are a Baby Paca Crawl by NetBait Lures for the ½-ounce and ¾-ounce jigs or the NetBait Paca Chunk for the smaller 3/16-ounce and 5/16-ounce jigheads. Other popular trailers include beaver style baits or full sized Senko. “Anglers normally will select the trailer depending on rate of fall and the profile,” explained Lon.
Are you looking to tell your own story of catching a big ole bass? Sounds like you need to cast out a Scooter Jig and sing this little ditty, crawl this way, bend this way; crawl this way, bend this way; jig just get me a bite…like this.
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