How To Use JJ's Jigs
JJ’s Jigs have a one-of-a-kind uniqueness, adaptability, durability, low cost, and personal satisfaction, a rare combination of qualities in our mass-produced, make it -- to break it society. JJ’s Jigs are virtually indestructible and will not be ripped apart like plastics nor will not be torn off the hook after ten or twelve fish. JJ’s Jigs possess a solid profile, range of textures, and subtle breathing movement that plastic baits can’t match. JJ’s Jigs remain one of the most versatile and effective lures for all species of fish in rivers, creeks, ponds, lakes, and reservoirs. If this is not enough to convince you to try out JJ’s Jigs, there is one more factor to consider: JJ’s Jigs will catch loads of fish! What are you waiting for? Try out a JJ’s Jig!
Before we get started on the “How-To”, I would like to say a few words about fishing with JJ’s Jigs. If there is only one fishing technique, you master in your lifetime... make it fishing with a JJ’s Jig. Our jigs are by far the most consistent method of taking fish. There are two important aspects of fishing a JJ’s jig. First, how you fish it: You can hop it, twitch it, swim it, crawl it, or use variations thereof, but there is no wrong way to fish it. On any given day, the fish will let you know how they want it. All you need to do is experiment with retrieves and depths until you find out which produces best. The second is confidence. Actually, confidence is the most important part of the equation. However, the only way to build up confidence is to fish with JJ’s Jigs – and catch fish. Without the catching there will be no confidence. Confidence and experience: the Ying and the Yang of jig fishing.
Rod: 6 1/2- to 7 1/2-foot medium-power fast-action spinning rod
Reel: medium-capacity spinning reel
Line: 6- to 10-pound-test mono/floro, or 10-pound Berkley Fireline
Use JJ’s Jigs on deep pond or lake flats, streams and river runs, slow moving eddies, or along the edge of rock bars and current seams.
Cast and stop the jig just above the water, letting it drop on a fairly tight line, with the rod tip dropping to . As the jig ticks bottom, lift the rod toward , pause, and follow it back to bottom. Vary the speed of the retrieve with short or long strokes and the speed of the lift, depending on the mood of the fish.
Crawl, hop, or bounce the jig across rocks and gravel. Slowly raise the rod tip from to and reel in slack line as you move the tip back down to . Some anglers prefer to move the rod parallel to the water, which offers another opportunity to finesse the jig across the bottom.
Hey, I know I barely scratched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using JJ’s Jigs for bass. But that’s OK. My goal is simply to get you thinking more about jigging as a sure-fire technique for better bass fishing. After all, the fact that the U.S. military puts a jig in every survival kit must mean something!
Tight Lines and Good Fishing!