JigMasters
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Tips & Techniques

How to Become a JigMaster

See below for some jig fishing tips and techniques to increase your chances at a trophy bass.

** These are only JigMasters' top recommendations based off our jig fishing experiences to date** 

Shallow Wooded Cover

Cover : Stumps, Laydown Logs, Brushpiles

Rod : 7'3" - 7'6" Heavy Power with extra fast tip

Gear Ratio : 7.1:1 or higher

Line (Dirty Water) : 50lb Braid

Line (Clear to Stained Water) : 20lb Fluorocarbon

Best Jig Selection : Signature Flipping Jig

Weight : 3/8oz to 1/2oz

Best Color Options (See Below per water type) :

Clear Water : Okee Craw, Natural Craw, Summer Craw

Stained Water : Black & Blue, Okee Craw, Natural Craw

Dirty Water : Junebug Black, Black & Blue, Kelly Craw

Technique : Using our Signature Flipping Jigs, Pitch/Flip jig into anywhere around the wooded structure, try to spend time on the first few structure areas and dial in where the fish are holding on each cover. Once dialed in, target those areas more. We have found slower presentations on the bottom work better UNLESS fish are hitting on the initial fall of the Jig...in that case BE READY as soon as you cast! JIGMASTERS FAVORITE STYLE

shallow water vegetation

Cover : Lily Pads, Weed beds, Grass

Rod : 7'0" - 7'3" Med-Heavy Power with extra fast tip

Gear Ratio : 7.1:1 or higher

Line (Dirty Water) : 30lb braid

Line (Clear to Stained Water) : 15lb Fluorocarbon

Best Jig Selection : Signature Swim Jig - COMING SOON

Weight : 3/16oz to 1/2oz

Best Color Options (See Below per water type) :

Clear Water : Bluegill, Bama Bream, Crappie

Stained Water : Same as above + Chartreuse Shad    

Dirty Water : Black and Blue, Chartreuse Shad

Technique : Using our Signature Swim Jigs and your favorite swimbaits as a trailer, make long cast and reel back swim jig with a moderate pace, do not try to change speeds mid-cast to often. If cover is very dense, work the outer edges as close to vegetation as possible. If cover is not very dense, try to cast back into it/through it, then steer it through openings in the cover as you reel it back, BE READY as strikes can happen at anytime!

shallow rocky area

Cover : Gravel Bars, Riprap Banks 

Rod : 7' - 7'3" Medium Power with fast tip

Gear Ratio : 6.4:1 to 7.1:1

Line (Dirty Water) : Same as Clear to Stained Water

Line (Clear to Stained) : 14lb Flourocarbon

Best Jig Selection : Signature Pivot Head Jig

Weight : 3/8oz to 1 1/4oz

Best Color Options (See Below per water type) :

Clear Water : Green Pumpkin

Stained Water : Green Pumpkin, Black

Dirty Water : Black

Technique : Using our Signature Pivot Head Jigs and your favorite soft plastic worm or craw, make long cast covering entire gravel bar or make parallel or close to parallel cast down rip-rap banks. Letting jig get to the bottom, reel back slowly to keep bait moving along the bottom. This jig head design will give that soft plastic A LOT of action, Bass cannot stand it and will bite! (Choose soft plastic trailer based of water temps)