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.
How to Fish Bass Jigs for Largemouth Bass
Hop Them Along the Bottom
Because bass jigs work well around snags and they imitate a crayfish, it is a great bait to just hop along the bottom around all types of cover.
Slowly Crawl Them Along the Bottom
Some anglers report good success just slowly crawling the bait along the bottom. Just slowly move this bait across the bottom and be ready for a bite.
With certain trailers, bass jigs look great with a swimming motion. If you choose to use more of a bait fish color and you pair it with a small swimbait or grub, you can imitate a variety of bait fish and draw many strikes with a swimming retrieve.
Fish the Wood
Fishing a bass jig around wood is one of the most popular ways to fish these baits. You can get these baits into all types of snaggy cover and fish them very effectively.
Skipping Bass Jigs
Bass jigs also skip really well around trees and docks. Find a jig with a flatter head and you’ll get even better skips in tight places. It’s an awesome way to fish a bass jig.
Fishing Around Vegetation
Most anglers think of the bass jig when they think of fishing wood, however, there are so many options for fishing it around vegetation as well. Fish it in the pockets of the weeds or on the edges. Either way, you have a lot of options when fishing jigs around vegetation.
Trailers Make the Jig So Much Better
Bass Jig & Crayfish
A bass jig and a crayfish bait is one of the best ways to fish a bass jig. Finding the right combination is key. On some days, they want a bigger crayfish and on others, a smaller more finesse crayfish is the better trailer.
Bass Jig & Chunk Trailer
This is how most anglers would fish with a bass jig. A chunk trailer is very affordable in price and they give the lure a great finishing touch.
Bass Jig & Tube Trailer
This may be one of the most effective ways to fish a bass jig and most anglers would never think of using a tube as a trailer on a bass jig. The slender profile is perfect for adding a finishing touch to a bass jig.
Bass Jig & Swimming Trailers
Curly tail grubs and mini swimbaits are awesome trailers for swimming a bass jig. Match the colors to baitfish that are currently in the body of water you are fishing and you’ll usually have better success when swimming these jigs.