When fishing a jig it is very important to watch your line. If you notice the line going slack all of the sudden, then chances are the bait is in the mouth of Mr. Bass. Secondly if you see the line moving perpendicular to the direction of your cast it is likely that a bass has picked it up and is swimming with it. If this occurs reel up any slack line and set the hook.
If your throwing a soft jerkbait and getting short bites, try putting on a treble trailer hook. Use a small piece of tubing or a rubber band. You can either let the hook hang free or just stick the bait just enough to hold the hook. This tactic should provide you with a hook-up.
Soft plastic jerk bait fishing can be a deadly technique. However, adding a flash of red can double its effectiveness. I like using a 4/0 or 5/0 Daiichi Bleeding Bait Copperhead hook, on a shad, pearl or white Gambler Stud or Mann’s Shadow. The lure acts like a crippled bait fish, while the flash of Read More…