Man, i'm just the opposite. I LOVE tossin' a jig, but i dread throwing a crankbait. :lol: A jig does seem to catch bigger than average fish for me, but it seems like i get fewer bites. I do get more bites on a crankbait (if they're hitting them), but seems like they're just not as big. Seems like the big girls like something they can eye-ball before they eat. Don't get me wrong, i have caught a ton of good fish on a crankbait...i guess i'd just rather throw a jig. I've always got two crankbait rods rigged (a 7'3 for small cranks and a 7'6 for bigger baits like DD22's), but i also always have two jig rods rigged...a 7' MH for 1/4oz and under, and a 7' H for bigger jigs. I might have a 7'6 H on the deck if i'm fishing off-shore structure like drop offs or long points with a football jig.Im a cranker and the jig seems boring to me....
Do what Coonhound says, and you'll be just fine.any one got any tips for fishing a jig an pig? Im a cranker and the jig seems boring to me, but they catch big bass so here I go.
Haha, I'll agree with you on the worms. I have caught fish half the size of the worms I am using. And the hook is waaay bigger then their mouths. Wonder how they do it.Thanks Jeff!
I'd say 50% of my big fish have come from a jig. The other 50% have been caught on a mixture of big worms (10" +), big crankbaits (DD22's), and a Chatterbait type lure I make. I think some conditions require certain baits and certain presentations. But a jig is a consistent producer, and I've always got at least one rigged and ready on the deck.
Something else to think about - notice how all of the other baits I mentioned are bigger baits? I think that's something that is often overlooked. Big baits catch big fish. Be it a jig, worm, crank...you name it. It's been my experience that a bigger jig with a fuller profile will draw less strikes, but the ones it does bring will be bigger. On average, I usually go with a medium bodied jig...something around 3/8oz with a trimmed skirt and a 3.5" Smallie Sweet Beaver for a trailer...and catch a wide variety of sizes of bass. But if I'm in conditions where I'm looking for a bigger bite, I won't be afraid to bulk up on the size of my jig skirt and trailer. 10" worms seem to be an exception. While they catch big fish, I've also caught bass that aren't as long as the worm and used some trick of physics to get the hook in their mouths!
Not many. A few a day. Are you fishing from a boat or from the jetty?