Standup Jigheads

Standup jigheads, also called shaky head jigs, do a great job of keeping the bait up off the bottom.

Popular Techniques

Shaky Technique

Finesse baits look great with a standup jighead and the shaky technique.  Use a subtle yet constant twitching motion (shaky technique) to bring your baits to life while also keeping them in the strike zone longer.

Hop Them Along the Bottom

These jigheads will position the bait up off the bottom, so you just hop the bait along with some pauses mixed in and you’ll get plenty of bites on the pause.

Best Baits on a Standup Jighead for Largemouth Bass

Finesse Worms

These worms are great on a standup jighead whether you use a shaky technique or just hop it along the bottom.

Paddle Tail Worms

Paddle tail worms look awesome when paused on a standup jighead.  Jerk it, then pause, then repeat.


Lizards look good on just about every rig and it is no different with a standup jighead.  With the tail facing up off the bottom, you get a lot more bites on the pause when fishing the lizards on these jigheads.

Crayfish Baits

Crayfish baits look awesome on a standup jighead.  Mix in a lot of pauses because the bass have a hard time resisting a crayfish at rest with its claws up off the bottom.

Creature Baits

You have so many different creature baits to choose from.  Whether you use a smaller, thinner bait with more of a shaky technique or a bigger creature bait that you just hop along the bottom, a standup jighead will help you catch a lot of bass.

Soft Plastic Minnows

Soft plastic minnows look good when fished on a standup jighead.  Mix in some light twitches or jerks followed by a pause.  With the minnow sitting up off the bottom, you will get plenty of bites on the pause.

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