4 Crappie Jigs

3.       Bucktail Jig – The bucktail jig is one of the most basic jigs but they are effective when fishing for crappies. The weedless bucktail is excellent for fishing in heavy brush and similar areas where the crappies are plentiful.

4.       Curlytail Grub Jigs – The curlytail grub is another popular jig that can be used with a variety of techniques. Due to its curly tail this jig will wiggle around making it look even more natural and it works great for slow retrievals.

There are many different types of jigs that can be used to catch crappies and since they can be unpredictable at times, variety is good. Every angler should have a variety of colors to experiment with in order to always have something that can attract the crappie, even when they are being finicky. Jigs can be simple in design or very complex. They can be cheap or expensive and some of them are even scented to attract more fish.

When fishing for crappies you need different colors to use in different depths and water conditions. Therefore, variety is obviously a big plus that gives you more options than live baits. This is one of the reasons why so many anglers prefer to use jigs over live bait. Another reason is because they are not as messy and you don’t have to worry about keeping them alive throughout the duration of the fishing trip.

Learning how to use jigs correctly will make a big difference when you’re trying to improve your fishing skills. Presentation is everything because no fish species will go after any type of bait that does not act naturally. That’s why it’s recommended that you spend as much time as you can practicing until you learn how to do it correctly. Practice makes perfect, even in fishing.

The more you learn about jigs the easier it will be to see why they are so popular and why most all experienced anglers carry along a variety of them. If you haven’t ever used jigs in the past, it’s time to give them a try. They are a great option when it comes to reeling in more crappies. Many times, they can entice them to strike when nothing else will.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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