Jig fishing is different for largemouth bass compared to what most anglers think of when thinking of jigging for walleye. Anglers typically use bass jigs, but there other types of jigs such as hair jigs, scroungers and others. Fish with jigs around all types of cover or around deep structure and you’ll definitely catch some largemouth bass.
Popular Types of Jigs
Bass Jigs are probably the most common lure among tournament anglers. Largemouth bass love jigs and there are so many different ways you can fish them in so many different types of situations. Bass jigs definitely are a big fish bait as well.
Hair Jigs work well for catching largemouth bass. Anglers usually use hair jigs to target smallmouth bass, but they work for largemouth bass too. These lures are usually a deep water tactic when vertical jigging or using slip bobbers. If you can find a school of bass in deeper water, a hair jig is a great way to tempt them into eating. Find the bait fish in open water and you may find a school of bass willing to eat your hair jig. Some anglers tip these jigs with minnows and that can be very effective as well.
Rattling Jigheads work great for largemouth bass. Many of the bass jigs on the market will have rattles in them already, so that gives you a lot of options for fishing with your favorite types of bass jigs. If you want to fish with soft plastics, buy the rattling jigs like you see to the left and add your favorite baits to them. Noise definitely helps, especially in murkier water or lowlight conditions. It’s just another way to give the bass a chance to find your baits and eat them.
Weedless Jigs are a great way to target largemouth bass with live baits and soft plastics around weeds and wood. If you’re fishing for largemouth bass, there’s a very good chance that you will be fishing some cover where a weedless jig could be used. For many anglers, the weedless bass jigs are the go to lure for fishing around wood. The smaller finesse jigs, like you see to the left, are great for using live baits and a variety of soft plastics to flip and pitch around wood, lily pads and scattered weeds.