This is part 1 of a 2-part series on fishing with jigs. Part 1 covers jig theory and construction, part 2 covers recommended jig fishing techniques.
So, now that we’ve considered the benefits of jigs in general, and tungsten jigs in particular, let’s take a close look at how we should fish them.
Fish in heavy brush and cover
Work jigs in the heaviest cover you can find. That’s where most of the fish are most of the time so that’s where you should be fishing most of the time.
Don’t get in a hurry when fishing tangled wood, thick weeds or heavy rock. Allow the jig to sit for a few moments before moving it along. Let the hair, skirt and trailer do their thing.
With little or no help from you everything will spread out, undulate and draw strikes from hesitant fish. It’s a matter of confidence. Once you catch a fish or two this way you’ll become a true believer.Read more ...