These 5 tricks will save you time and money! You can catch bigger bass with less gear by making some simple changes to your bass fishing. This Fall we are simplifying jig fishing! Don't worry about having every kind of jig in every color, you don't need it! You can do amazing things with a handful of simple jigs and trailers when you understand how to use them to your advantage.
Matt breaks his Fall jig fishing down into 3 styles of bass jig. He recommends pitching jigs, football jigs, and finesse jigs. Each jig has a unique purpose but when paired with a handful of trailer options and colors, they can be adapted to virtually any situation. Without question, if we could only have one, it would be the pitching jig. Don't let color overwhelm you either, focus on natural tones in several key colors and you're ready to fish all the way in to Winter.
Matt goes on to explain how to select the right jig rod. So many anglers don't understand what makes one rod better than another for jig fishing. The key to a quality jig rod is a balance of back bone (power) and tip flex (shock absorption). You need a rod that can drive the jig hook home but immediately following, you need a rod that can absorb the violent head shakes of a big bass.
Below is a breakdown of the jigs (with color recommendations), trailer options, and equipment that Matt and Tim use to catch jig fish all Fall and Winter.
-Dirty Jigs Pitchin' Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
(Go To, Green Pumpkin Craw, Hematoma)
-Dirty Jigs Finesse Football 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
(Supermat Brown, Go To)
-Bass Patrol Football 3/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2Hbyf5x
(Green Pumpkin/Brown, Brown/Purple)
-Keitech Football Jig 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2FDQ3o1
(Dark Green Pumpkin, Brown Purple, Green Pumpkin Blue)
-Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig 5/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
(Go To, Supermat Brown, Canterbury Craw)
-Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
(Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red Flake)
-Yamamoto Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
(Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Black/Red Flake)
-Strike King Rage Chunk: http://bit.ly/2Hd4MFA
(Black Blue Flake, Blue Craw, Hard Candy)
-Z Man TRD Bugz: http://bit.ly/2oiavEE
(California Craw, Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug)
Matt's Favorite Jig Rod...
Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb Sunline FC100 System: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB
Matt's Favorite Finesse Jig Rod...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 843C MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Curado DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
G Loomis MBR Rods...
-GLX MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
-IMX Pro MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2lVATTC
-E6X MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2lzoEMm
Matt's Jig Storage...
-Plano Stowaway 3740 Waterproof: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
-Plano Stowaway 3700 Deep Waterproof: http://bit.ly/2xjccls