When In Doubt... Throw A Jig! | Jig Fishing Tips

When In Doubt... Throw A Jig! | Jig Fishing Tips


Want to improve your jig fishing game? Today we have @Bassin Ain’t EZ on the channel to throw you some jig fishing tips! The jig is an amazing all around bass slayer. Look for structure, vary your trailers and flip a jig into those juicy spots bass love to hide! When in doubt, throw a jig!

If you’re interested in taking your tackle selection to the next level, our team hand selects perfect tackle & gear based on where you love to fish the most.

Join today and save $10 off your first box. 
Use code SAVE10 at checkout.  JOIN NOW

#bassfishing #jigfishing #monsterbass

Video transcript:

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
Yo, what's going on. It's your boy, Bassin Ain't EZ. Today's video is brought to you by Monsterbass and today we're going to be covering jigs. So, the jig for me was a bait that I didn't have a lot of confidence in, and I had to throw it a lot to really experience it to learn it. So now I'm here to give y'all my story and talk to you a little bit about a jig. To start off, I throw my jigs on a seven foot three medium-heavy pole. You can go heavy action if you want to. It's up to you, it just depends. Some jigs are heavier, some are lighter. Me, I kind of stick to the three eight ounce jig range. One thing I will say, I throw it on fluoro. You can throw it on fluorocarbon, or you can throw it on braid. Me, I started off doing my jig on braid, so that was kind of like, just my confidence I had with a jig was on braid. Tighter line, more feel. You can actually feel the bite a little bit better and you get a little bit more power to it.

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
I started throwing it on fluorocarbon. When the season started to change, when it started getting winter, the fish started to slow down. They're not biting as much so green line attached to a bait could really distract them or really not encourage them to bite, if you get what I'm trying to say. So that's why I started throwing them on a fluorocarbon. So I used 20 pound fluorocarbon. If I'm throwing on braid, I use 20 pound braid. I know a lot of people do a lot of different things. It's totally up to you and how you feel. Me, I stick with the 20 pound range, because you never know when you're going to hook it to a big one. Just the other day, I was throwing a jig, I got hooked onto a fish. It wrapped me around a tree. Luckily I had 20 pound test line on there, so I was able to horse them out and really keep them on the hook and horse them out at the same time. Because I had that line there to back me up as I was doing what I was doing.

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
Right now, I got a cross-eyed jig tied on. Just a little football head. This a little PB and J so you can go in all colors. Some of my favorite colors I like to throw will be black and blue. PB and J is a good one. Anything with a little orange in it, green pumpkin with a little orange, anything brown. I still like throwing black jigs, in black and blue. And that's about as far as I work with jigs. So those are kind of my five, six go-to jig colors. I stick in that range. I don't really differ too much.

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
When it comes to a reel, me, I'm throwing a seven three to one gear ratio. I don't really need nothing slow for me because when you're fishing a jig, if you're fishing a shallow or real quick, it's kind of like pitching and flipping, right? You're in. You're going to wait a minute, but you're out. You know what I'm saying? [inaudible 00:02:34] set the hook, boom, you've got enough power and your rod... Excuse me, you're reel's fast enough, you can go ahead and get that fish in the boat. Get them in the cooler and you can move on to your next cast. Some of the trailers I like to throw, get these for you guys. I like to throw a little rage tail, this is green pumpkin. I don't know if it's getting that. There we go. And then you can throw a little craw. This one's a little ate up, as you know, because fish have been slapping on it, of course. And these colors are not limited at all. You can go a black and blue, like I said, I have black and blues as well.

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
So, if you ask like, what time of year you can you throw a jig? You can throw a jig year round. That's why I love it, right? It's one of those baits that's versatile. It's always going to have a use. If a fisher looking for something quick to eat like a crawdad, you throw a craw trailer on the back, pitch it out there. Boom, they're going to hit. Same thing with if it's winter time and it's real cold, the fish are slowing down, not biting as much, you can flip it down there and you can let it sit on the bottom. There's plenty of ways you can retrieve a jig as well. You got the pop, you can drag it. You can keep popping it, I guess you would call it as well. So, there's many ways you can work a jig as well.

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
So don't just get stuck in one pattern. It all depends on what body of water you're on and what the fish want at the time. So another way you can do it is you could swim a jig. But they also have swim jigs for that. So, same concept, it's just got a different head on the front of it. There's also different heads of jigs, right? You got your finesse jigs, football jigs, swing head jigs. I may be missing a few, I don't know for sure. I don't have all my tackle on me right now, but those are some of the jigs that they make in different varieties. Just so you can use it for different conditions. Football head jigs are kind of bigger, they're going to hit the bottom lot faster. They're going to give a bigger presence. Finesse jigs is like, you're trying to pitch around trees, lumber, lay down, stuff like that. You're trying to get in and get out. Kind of like flipping the pitch, the same thing.

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
So, another thing I want to point out is the weight size of your jig. Me, I like to throw three eight ounce, depending on the depth of water that you're working with. You throw heavier weights, will get you down to the bottom quicker, but also the weight size will determine how fast your fall rate is. And you know, for certain fish, depending on time of the year, fall rate matters a lot. So, sometimes they want something that's like immediately hit in front of their face, sometimes they want something to just subtly fall in front of your face. So you just got to, depends on what time of the year it is, depending on what body of water you're on and try those tips. That'll definitely, definitely increase bite and hook up ratio.

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
All right, y'all. It's your boy, Bassin Ain't EZ. We're at the lake, we're going to try to catch us a bass on a jig for you guys right now. If you could do me a favor, hit the subscribe button for my Masterbass' channel, thumbs up on the video, comment below if there's anything I missed or anything I needed to add and also check out my channel, Bassin Ain't EZ and yeah, I'll catch y'all on the water. [inaudible 00:05:33] Got one.

Bassin Ain’t EZ:
Ooh. And that's what the jig does, boys. Yes, sir. And that's what that jig do, man. Hey, bass, jig, clean catch. Hey, man. It's your boy, Bassin Ain't EZ, man. Go throw your jig. [inaudible 00:05:57]

Older Post Newer Post


Leave a comment


0 comments

MONSTERBASS December Unboxing

December Unboxing | MONSTERBASS

Posted by 🔥 MONSTERBASS 🔥

7:46

Watch more videos