Swinging Jigs For Summer Bass - Everything You Need To Know

Most people have been fishing the swinging head jig all wrong. Matt Allen shows you the best method to swim a swinging head jig along the bottom and trigger those massive summer bites. Don’t miss this video, as you are sure to learn something that most fisherman aren’t doing… yet.

Jig Fishing: Styles, Colors, Retrieves, Tricks, and More...

Matt teaches how to fish a jig in a way that anyone can understand. Whether you've never thrown a jig, you're looking to hone your technique, or want to know a few tricks that will help you catch more bass, this video is for you!

Below you'll find a complete breakdown of jig styles, recommended colors, the equipment the guys use and more. We apologize that the post is so "link heavy" but the only way to really get a clear look at the different styles and colors is to check out the pictures that coincide with each style. 

Jig Styles...
Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Finesse Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2hAIyCV
Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
Finesse Football: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Skirted Football: http://bit.ly/2d0iJbd
Casting Jig: http://bit.ly/2ayUXnE
Flippin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2aUtZsG
Punching Jig: http://bit.ly/2cB4j2F

Jig Trailers...
Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Dry Creek Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2vX6KpE
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Paca Chunk: http://bit.ly/2d8mIXx
Paca Craw: http://bit.ly/2wlVAfh
Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ
Rage Bug: http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

Preferred Trailer Colors...
Cinnamon/Purple
Black/Blue
Green Pumpkin/Black Flake

Jig Colors...
Go To
Molting Craw
Supermat Brown
Norcal Craw
Black/Blue
Hematoma
Green Pumpkin Craw

Jig Swimming Video: https://youtu.be/PyL--x9q64Q
Jig Modifications Video: https://youtu.be/pCfL2ZuhBrQ

Finesse Jig Combo...
Rod- 7'2" Zodias Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 30 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Pitchin/Football Jig Combo...
Rod- Dobyns 784 Champion Extreme: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 ratio: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15-20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Heavy Pitchin'/Flippin Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Gear Ratio: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 20-25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget All-Around Jig Combo...
Rod- Exage 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 15 lb AbrazX Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

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Everything You Need to Know About Swim Jigs!

Bass fishing with Swim jigs has increased in popularity the last few years. This video is full of tips and tricks to make you more effective at fishing a swim jig. Matt breaks down everything you need to know from jighead design, jig colors, jig trailers, swimbaits, etc. 

Most bass fishermen fish a swim jig around shallow grass and cover but there are a lot of other great options. Don't be afraid to bottom crawl the bait in the rocks like a big trout swimbait. Its also an awesome option for night fishing in Summer and Fall!
 
The swim jig can be thrown as a replacement for a spinnerbait, chatterbait, underspin, or squarebill crankbait. You get all the action and fish attracting features of the above baits but with the realism and secondary action that only a swim jig can provide. 

Finesse swim jigs are great for spotted bass, smallmouth bass, or for largemouth in reservoirs. The standard swim jig is an awesome all around option with a pointed head for coming through grass, tullies, reeds, and wood. 

The California Swim Jig is designed for giant bass. Whether you're in California, Texas, or Florida, if you're targeting big bass this is the swim jig for you! Its designed with the heaviest hook on the market so that no freshwater fish can bend it. 

We hope this video helps you understand the difference between different styles of jigs and when to use each one. There isn't a perfect jig for every situation so stock up on a few different models and you'll be prepared when the swim jig bite turns on.

Products explained in this video:

Jig Styles...

-Finesse Swim Jig
-Skirted Swim Jig
-California Swim Jig
-No Jack Swim Jig

Trailer Options for Baitfish Imitators...

Keitech Fat Swing Impact Swimbait*
Roboworm EZ Shad
RI Little Dipper
Netbait Spanky Swimbait

*Keitech Fat should be throw in 3.3, 3.8, 4.3, and 4.8 sizes

Trailer Options for Crawdad Imitators...

Strike King Rage Bug
Netbait Paca Chunk

Jig Color Recommendations...

Shad Imitators: Crappie, Tactical Shad
Bluegill Imitators: Alabama Bream, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed Bream
Baitfish Imitators: Light Hitch, Pearl Ghost Shiner, Golden Shiner

Swim Jig Rods...

Finesse Swim Jig Setup:
-Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium
-Reel- Curado 70
-Line- Maxcuatro 30 lb
-Leader- 12-15 lb Maxima

Standard Swimjig Setup:
-Rod- Champ Extreme 7'8" 4 power
-Reel- Curado 200
-Line- MaxCuatro 50 lb
-Leader-15-20 lb Maxima

California Swim Jig Setup:
-Rod- Zodias 7'5" Heavy
-Reel- Curado 200
-Line- MaxCuatro 65 lb braid
-Leader- 20-25 lb Maxima

Jig Fishing: Rattle Vs. No Rattle

Coast to coast anglers agree that jigs catch giant bass. Whether you're dragging ledges, pitching docks, or flipping vegetation, its tough to find a more consistent presentation to produce big bites. One aspect of jig fishing that anglers can't seem to agree on is the use of rattles.

Some guys swear that rattles help them catch more fish. Other guys insist that the natural presentation without rattles is the key to getting the big bites. This Week Tim breaks down the benefits of both methods and explains when you should and shouldn't use a jig rattle.

Most jigs come with a way to attach rattles but some do not. If you happen to use a style that does not, check out these simple rattle holders.

We hope these quick tips help you this Spring as you break out the jig rod in pursuit of a kicker!