How To Jig Fishing? (Question)

How to Jig in Simple Steps

  1. Cast out and let your jig hook sink to the bottom and count a few seconds or wait until you feel the spoon hit the bottom.
  2. Snap or pop your wrist and rod tip up quickly a short distance and let the lure drop back to the bottom.
  3. You can jig up and down, side to side or up and down and sideways.

What bait do you put on a jig?

Jig heads can be fished shallow; they can be fished deep and anywhere in between. Jigs can be tipped with live bait or it can be teamed with plastics to pretty much catch any fish that swims.

Can you jig from shore?

Jigging can also be done from the bank or shore. When jigging from the bank or shore, the lure must be cast out into the body of water and then jigged back to the angler relatively quickly.

Do you use weights with jig heads?

You’ll need a sinker or a weighted jighead to get a buoyant lure like a plastic worm or tube bait to the bottom and keep it there. Sinkers most commonly used with plastic worms, lizards and creatures weigh 1/4 to 1/2 ounce. With tube baits, finesse worms and grubs, try a 1/8- to 1/4-ounce sinker or jighead.

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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.

Do you use swivel for jigging?

Yes, I always use a snap swivel with jigging spoons. I use a small swivel at all times with the possible exception of tiny tungstens in shallow water. Haven’t noticed any negative effects.

Is jigging illegal?

An Illegal jig is a lead-weighted hook less than or equal to 1 ounce in weight regardless if it is painted, coated, or covered by some other substance or by attached skirts. You must use lead-free alternatives if your jig or weighted hook resembles any of these devices.

What is jig bait?

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 line do you use for jig fishing?

Fluorocarbon is the best line for jigs in my opinion because it’s clear, it sinks, stays taut underwater, and is much more sensitive than monofilament line. Switching from mono to fluoro will result in not only more bites, but more detected bites as well.

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