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The jig is up

Updated: September 12, 2009, 7:41 PM ET
By Steve Waters | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

KEY WEST, Fla. — There are a number of BASS Elite Series pros who excel at catching fish on jigs, but when it comes to catching fish on jigs in saltwater flats tournaments, Mitch Howell is in a class by himself.

Most flats anglers catch bonefish and permit on live bait such as shrimp and crabs. Some catch bonefish on fly and the really good fly-rodders catch permit on fly. Few, aside from Howell, even attempt to use jigs.

According to Howell, they're missing out.

"In a ...

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