Swim Jig Fishing 101: How To Fish A Swim Jig

The standard bass jig has always been a staple bottom-bouncing lure for decades, but the lure became more versatile when savvy anglers started swimming it for suspended bass. The History Behind The Bait Back in the 1980’s, anglers in Alabama, Wisconsin, Arkansas and some other states started swimming a jig around aquatic vegetation to catch bass, I started swimming a …

Football Jigs: 3 Simple Jig Tips To Help You Stick More Fish

Perhaps one of the most notorious big fish baits in the sport of bass fishing is the football jig. This versatile lure catches both numbers of fish as well as giants. It works for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass alike and has proven itself in finesse situations in addition to feeding frenzies. The football jig remains a favorite among professional …

Football Jig Vs. Swim Jig: When To Throw Each

Of all the types of jigs on the market, two of the most popular in recent years are the swim jig, and the football jig. Despite being lumped into the same category though (jigs), they couldn’t be more different in their applications. Here’s a breakdown of when/where/how to rig and fish a swim jig, and a football jig. “Swimming” Types …

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How To Fish Football Jigs For Offshore Bass

In early fall, the bass in most reservoirs gang up on offshore structure like points, humps, and ledges. One of the most efficient ways to locate and catch these offshore bass is with a football jig. Football jigs do a great job of imitating bottom feeding forage species like crawfish, darters, and sculpin. As effective as they are at catching …

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Spring Crappie Tips: How To Catch Slabs All Season Long

Find a shallow brush pile and drop an anchor. Cast out a minnow with a bobber and start hauling in  spring crappie. Springtime crappie fishing used to be that easy, but heavy fishing pressure has caused many anglers to change tactics. Prime spawning spots get worked over daily. If you’re the first angler to dunk minnows at one of these spots, …

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3 Jig Techniques To Catch Winter Bass

When the water turns cold, the leadhead jig becomes one of the most appealing lures to lethargic bass. Jig techniques can vary, but three big ones can definitely help you have a good day during the winter bass chasing months. During the winter, anglers can throw a variety of jigs designed to trigger a strike from even the most sluggish …

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How To Use A Shaky Head To Catch Finicky Fish All Year Long

A soft plastic lure matched with a shaky head jig is probably the ultimate finesse bait for finicky or bass affected by fishing pressure. The popularity of shaky head fishing has prompted tackle manufacturers to create a wide array of jighead sizes and styles.  The key to shaky head fishing is using as light of a jighead as possible and …