spot on!brokeneye wrote:have taught a lotta younger kids around here how to fish a jig by trying to keep it basic and simple...1/8 oz. black/blue bitsy bug with a zoom super chunk jr...8# fluoro mounted on sjr type spinning rod and just start beating the banks.
the object here is to take the mystique of fishing jigs outta fishing jigs...as well as, just getting bit...the lighter fluoro and finesse rig seems to help most beginners develop that feel (or nonfeel) of a jigbite.
once you learn that feel, you can expand on some of the excellent advice posted above.
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Currently, a jig is my #2 go-to bait and I've been pretty effective with it.
For flippin and pitchin into structure, I work it pretty fast and dip into as many spots as I can.
If I'm casting, I'll work a jig really slow through structure. My favorite is the Terminator Pro's Secret jig in 1/2oz black/blue with Yum Chunk trailer for flipping and pitching.
For heavy grass casting, All-Terrain Tackle Grassmaster jig.
Somehow chunk trailers have never worked for me. I love culprit, zoom speed vibes and MB bumpee hog. I limit myself to the bumpee hogs because they are too expensive and hard to find when they are torn. I resort to bumpee hog when there is a lot of pressure. Something different.
Watching your line is best for jigs. GL and be patient!