Question: What is the purpose of a jig head?

Jig head shape is designed to keep the hook and bait up on bottom.

Can you fish with just a jig head?

Jig heads can be fished shallow; they can be fished deep and anywhere in between. Jigs can be tipped with live bait or it can be teamed with plastics to pretty much catch any fish that swims. Looking at the jig head you can make the statement that it is one of the most versatile delivery systems known to fishermen.

Do jig heads matter?

The color of the head of a jig can be very decisive for some anglers. But in my experience with little jigs, I have not seen much difference. In fact, I think an unpainted head is a great neutral color. For walleye, crappie and trout, I have found that the color of the head of the jig is important.

What color jig is best for walleye?

The most basic and most productive colors for targeting walleye are purple and green. These colors come in a variety of shades and can be used in a large range of depths. For sunny days, select bright or flashy purple or green, and for cloudy days try a solid, darker green or purple.

When should I use a bobber?

Theyre best suited for fishing waters no deeper than the length of your rod. This style keeps your bait at a preset depth while fishing. In deeper water, or when casting long distances, use a slip bobber to eliminate casting problems caused by the long length of line between the bobber and hook.

What size jig should I use for walleye?

The 1/4-ounce jig caught the most walleyes and saugers in most comparisons, although 1/8- and 3/8-ounce jigs also became important in certain situations. For example, the 1/8-ounce performed well in water less than 20 feet, while the 3/8-ounce became more effective in deeper water.

What colors do walleye see?

By inserting minute probes into the retinas, theyve discovered that walleye see the colour orange best in clear, relatively shallow water. When conditions are darker, the fish see colours at the red end of the spectrum better. They also see the colour green, but not as well as orange or red.

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