Fish Talk – Heavy or Light Jigs

Hiya folks,

When I’m doing fishing seminars, one of the most common questions I get asked is “When should I pick a bigger, heavier jig versus a smaller, lighter jig?”

As a general rule, you always want to use the biggest, heaviest jig you can get away with. Especially when you’re vertically jigging over the side of the boat. And here are three good reasons why:

  • When you pick a slightly heavier jig, you find the bottom quickly. You don’t have a lot of line dragging behind the back of the boat that’s going to get snagged on rocks and logs and that sort of thing.
  • With a heavier jig, it makes a little bit of a clanking noise, a big attracting feature for fish.
  • You’ve got more surface area. So you’ve got a much brighter jig, you’ve got more colour to it, you’ve got more flash, and you’ve got more attraction.

So as a general rule, always tend to go a little bit heavier. And when you go a little bit heavier you’re gonna get bigger and more fish!

Happy Fish’n,Gord “The Doc” Pyzer

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