Jigging for bass can be a very effective way to catch these elusive fish. All that’s needed are some jigs (skirted) with a plastic grubs or crawfish-like bait trailers worked along bottom depths underwater or reeled through middle heights above water level – whichever works best depending on where these fish live. This technique is so effective in big or small bodies of water. A typical profile for this type bait would mimic crawfish profiles but there are other options too – gobies, panfish or perch. There are many ways to fish a jig for bass, but this a popular technique is using it on baitcasting gear with weightier fishing line. This type of gear works better in dense cover.
Ways To Jig For Bass
The baitcasting combo is the perfect choice for fishing through heavy cover. With this technique, you can cast precisely and rapidly with your rod because it’s medium-heavy weight makes catching more wary fish possible. Look for reels that clock in around 6:1 or 7:1 ratio rating on average when going after these types of gamefish. When you need to reel in a lot of line with less cranks, like when fishing near cover or around structure where the fish are hanging out of sight, then nothing beats a fast ratio reel. The heavier power rod will land whatever gets hung up. To avoid weed build up and snags, use 10-15 Lb braided line on baitcasting rods.
How To Pitch your Jig
When fishing in areas with overhanging cover, such as docks and branches, you can quickly get below if they are close enough to the surface. To do this accurately from 10-20 feet away use a jig that will sink before hitting bottom so it sinks just beneath our target’s weight instead of sweeping past on top.
Step by Step Guide To Pitch Your Jig
- Grab the fishing line between your reel and first rod guide, then slowly let go of it.
- Keep your eyes on the target and let go of adequate length of line to reach that distance.
- Set this line on the side of the floor. Make sure it’s not in water.
- The easiest way to use this reel is by pressing your thumb down on the spool and letting go of the button just like a normal cast.
- With your opposite hand, tweak the line amid the reel and adjacent guide.
- Hold the rod at 12 o’clock while your lure suspends below.
- Very slowly, swinging the lure in front of you like a pendulum. The idea is to pick your target and then swing it forward very slowly until there’s no movement or activity on that side before moving onto another area for further instruction.
- Let go of your fishing line at the top of this swing.
The easy way to cast farther is with the Pendulum technique. First, practice back and forth motion for greater momentum when casting your line out or reeling it in until you get the hang of things this will increase distance without much effort on top of what we’ve already done by practicing pitching jigs together.
Techniques for Bass Jigging
Jigging for bass technique is more effective when lunkers are holding near surface concealment such as grass, rocks and docks. In deeper water, your success chances are high during summer or winter time if baitfish have moved offshore. So, it’s best to jig along that area instead of further out at sea where there may not always be any support from structure.
There are various ways to jig for bass in different conditions. In shallow water, you can punch your bait through thick brush or grass while on deeper waters it is best not go too far from shore since they’ll be searching out food more than anything else at this depth because they feed belligerently. To get the most out of your fishing trip, don’t just stick to jigging or bottom-fishing. Instead drag your lure through water at different depths and search for fish all over.
If you’re looking for a jig that can be used in various ways, the weedless brown jig is exactly what your fishing needs. This resembles a crawfish or goby due to it colourations, so well and has an added bonus–the curl tail grub will swim through water with ease. It’s available as part our Bass Fishing Kit which provides flexibility when casting or dragging on technique depending upon where they are located at any given time.
Punch your Jig
When fishing over surface cover, make sure you punch your jig through by ripping up in the range of two feet to three feet and allowing it to fall back down. This will help avoid tangling with the weeds, boulders or brush which are typically found below docks and branches. Jigging is a method for fishing where you make small, quick movements with your rod and reel. Punching takes this one step further by making large strikes but make sure to pause for just long enough so that the fish doesn’t detect your bait and swim away. When you hit it hard during this time out period of rest in between strokes (or lures), bass will bite on occasion.
Drifting a Jig
Drifting a jig in deeper water is an effective way to find schooling fish. Afterwards, cast deep into the waters, then use your rod and reel’s length for slowly dragging it across bottom as you search. Keeping your bait near the bottom is important for catching fish. To do this, make sure you have a firm grip on it and never let go.
If you want to catch more fish, then drag your jig along the weed beds edges and shifts between deep water (where they live) with shallow areas that are good places for fishing too. If you cast your jig similar to these shifts and work it back with a firm pressure, place the rod 10 o’clock in order for an unpredictable action that generates attacks. The jig will make contact with weeds and you’ll want to give it a solid pop so that the bait can be freed from these unwanted surfaces. This action may often entice bass into bite because they’re looking for food.