Jigging for bass can be a very effective method for fishing.
Jigs come in all shapes and sizes and can be used in a variety of fishing situations.
Have you ever tried to fish thick cover such as grass and weeds with a crankbait? Its not very fun! You seem to get snagged at every corner.
This can help you to see the importance of learning how to fish for bass with a jig.
Many fishermen believe that jigs should only be used in the colder seasons.
This is not true.
I like jigs because you can rig them weedless and fish the thick cover where the bass love to hide.
This technique can be used all year.
This is a good technique in the spring when the bass are spawning and becoming active.
The water will be cool enough for the bass to stay shallow, and their metabolism will be speeding up, so they will be hungry.
In the summer time, bass like to stay deep.
This is also a good reason to use a jig.
Jigs can be rigged with a heavy sinker or leadhead to reach deep structures where the fish are hiding.
In cooler seasons like early spring and fall, try using a jig that imitates a crawfish.
Dragging these along the bottom of the lake can tempt big bass to bite your bait.
The retrieval of the jig is different than spinners or crankbaits.
They should be retrieved slowly to imitate a creature crawling across the bottom.
Play the jig as if you were trying to get a cat to attack a piece of yarn.
Drag it across the bottom, let it stop and sit, and maybe give it a couple of jerks.
When you feel something on the line, set the hook with a flick of your wrist and reel in the bass.
Jigging for bass takes a little practice to master, but it is a very rewarding technique.
Try setting your other baits down to learn this powerful bass fishing tactic.