Now that the spawn is over and the temperature is rising it’s time to start jigging for post-spawn pigs. Over the last few weeks I have been having some incredible days on the water catching over 40 bass on some trips, mainly using slow jig presentations.
The two styles of jigs I use are a small finesse jig and a shakey head jig. The small finesse jig I prefer is a Booyah Boo Jig in a 3/8oz. This paired with a PowerTeam Lures Craw D’oeuvre trailer is deadly. In clear water, natural colors like brown and tan work best, and in stained water, black and blue is the way to go. For my rod I like a 10-17lbs bait casting rod, and a Diawa Tatula bait casting reel. My line of choice is 20lbs braid, and a 15lbs fluorocarbon leader.
My shakey head set-up is a light spinning rod and reel spooled with 15lbs braid, and 10lbs fluorocarbon leader. I use a PowerTeam lures 1/8oz Pea Head, and a 7” Tickler. The most productive color is junebug for both stained and clear water. If that doesn't work however, the switch to a green pumpkin red flake. I fish both of these jigs in the same locations on the lake.
|20" bass caught on a jig|