Jigging is a type of fishing where the angler jerks – or “jigs” – a special weighted, hooked lure up and down in the water to attract a fish. It is a popular type of fishing as it is easy and successful with a wide variety of fish in both tidal and freshwater. Typically fish caught while jigging are found near the bottom.
Jigging Terminal Gear

The “jig” is a distinctive and specialized lure. The hook is attached directly to the sinker, as a single unit, and is usually covered with a soft plastic lure resembling a small squid or other bait fish. Natural bait is sometimes also added to the

Jigging Line

Braided line is popular, as it is strong, sensitive and does not stretch as much as other nylon or fluorocarbon lines. Monofilament line is also sometimes used.

Jigging Rod

Jigging rods tend to be short and sturdy, usually around 7 feet long, with a sensitive tip to help anglers identify when a fish bites. The sensitive tip also helps anglers rapidly flip up the end of the rod to “set’ the hook in a fish’s mouth.

Jigging Reel

Both single and double-action reels are used in jigging. Many anglers prefer a double-action spinning reel, to help them more quickly reel in their catch.



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