Jig Fishing Basics

Published On February 9, 2011 »» By Dan Rice » Bass, Fishing, Lures, Video Vault
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Recommended Weights
3/8, 1/2, and 3/4 ounce jigs are my favorite

Most Successful Colors
Green Pumpkin, Brown & Red, Black & Blue

My Choice of Jigs
Rocks and Structure – River2Sea Touch Down Football Head (Flat Rubber)
Vegetation and Open Water – Stanley SwimMax (Silicone)
Flipping and Pitching Docks – Denny Brauer Pro Model Jig (Silicone)
*Note – Rubber jigs flare more than silicone jigs and can be a difference maker

Line Recommendations
Fluorocarbon: PLine 100% 15lb test
Braid: Still searching for my perfect braid
Mono: Not recommended, but I have had decent success with 12-lb monofilament

Alternatives
Jigs are meant to imitate crayfish. If you’re looking for the utmost realistic crayfish lure to hit the market, River2Sea’s Clackin’ Crayfish will give you a much needed edge. See the lure at the end of the video.

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Dan Rice is an outdoor writer from Spokane, Washington. He writes for his website, FHC Outdoors, and is a contributing writer to Western Bass Magazine. Be sure to visit his YouTube channel for action on film!

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  4. Daniel,
    This is great information and helpful to those seeking how and why…to fish the jig properly. Keep up the good work!

  5. Sonny says:

    Great info Dan good job on the video… This will help alot of people… Don’t think of the jig as a hard lure to use it’s not just for the pro guys. So get um and stick with it.. 🙂

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