When should you throw a jig?
Jigs shine best when imitating craws. Throw a jig around shallow wood cover, near docks, or anywhere else bass would be feasting on craws. Jigs, in my opinion, are also more suited for trophy hunting. The bigger, bulkier presentation is more likely to draw strikes from your new PB than a slimmer Texas Rig.
Is a jig the same as a lure?
A lure is an artificial plastic or rubber bait designed to take the place of live bait on the end of your hook. A jig is a type of lure that contains a lead head with a hook molded into it that is usually covered by a soft body. They’re made to add live bait, lures, or can be used alone.
What does a fishing jig look like?
A jig consists of a lead sinker with a hook molded into it and usually covered by a soft body to attract fish. Jigs are intended to create a jerky, vertical motion, as opposed to spinnerbaits which move through the water horizontally. The jig is very versatile and can be used in both salt and fresh water.
What is best bass bait?
Nightcrawlers, leeches, shad, bluegill, and crayfish are all effective bass baits—although this method of fishing doesn’t allow for an active retrieve you can achieve with lures.
Do you bait a jig?
Jigs can be tipped with live bait or it can be teamed with plastics to pretty much catch any fish that swims. Looking at the jig head you can make the statement that it is one of the most versatile delivery systems known to fishermen.
How do you get a diamond jig out?
Simply drop the jig to the desired depth, place the line in an outrigger, and let the rocking boat do the work. Diamond jigs sink quickly and don’t have much action on their own, but their shape, flash and a lifting- and-dropping retrieve is all it takes to trigger fish to attack.
When should you throw chatter bait?
One of the most popular baits around, the Chatterbait (bladed jig) is consistently winning tournaments left and right across the nation. But just when should you throw it? In short, a Chatterbait should be thrown around submerged Hydrilla, shallow and muddy water, stump fields, and virtually any pre-spawn scenario.