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#11671815 - 06/16/16 03:43 PM Swimming Jigs
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
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Loc: Benbrook, TX
Who all uses them a lot and can give me some pointers?
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#11672003 - 06/16/16 05:06 PM Re: Swimming Jigs [Re: Rhino68W]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Gambler Heavy Cover Southern Swim Jig

First and foremost, this is my favorite swim jig. It has a big, beefy hook which is what you want for swimming a jig. I use a swim jig year around because they're so versatile and this particular swim jig has been my money bait. Everything about it is top notch.

Swim jigs excel in/around aquatic vegetation, but I catch fish around timber, docks, and even open water as well.

Starting out, just keep it simple. Take a shad color, a green pumpkin color, and black/blue color and fish those under the appropriate times. A shad color works best during the Summer and Fall, while the green pumpkin color and black/blue color work best during the Spring and Winter. when imitating a shad or bluegill, match the trailer to jig color; I either use a paddletail swimbait or some sort of swimming craw. When the bass start spawning, all they way until the bluegill are done spawning is when you MUST imitate a bluegill. That's one of the most fun and vicious bites you can ask for. They absolutely hate a bluegill colored swim jig rolling on by them.

I mostly fish a swim jig in water less than 8 feet, but if fish are chasing shad over deep water I'll bump up a size and count it down to them. That's a technique that I don't see a lot of anglers do but it's very effective when they don't want a deep diving crankbait.

There are lots of things that swim jigs are good for, but around shallow cover is the most effective.

Edited by bigbass94 (06/16/16 05:08 PM)
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#11672131 - 06/16/16 06:36 PM Re: Swimming Jigs [Re: Rhino68W]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I use the Hack Attack heavy cover swim jig and mostly use it as above.

Have also had success fishing it deep in 25-30 feet of water--if you locate a big school on the bottom, get past them upwind or up current from them, let it fall to the bottom and just drift back over them, just hopping and gliding it off the bottom--very fun way to catch them

Right now, with the small shad that have just spawned, I like a white 4 inch grub as the trailer

#11672846 - 06/17/16 08:36 AM Re: Swimming Jigs [Re: Rhino68W]
Rhino68W Offline
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Registered: 11/06/14
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Loc: Benbrook, TX
Thank you guys so much for the tips!
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#11673313 - 06/17/16 12:03 PM Re: Swimming Jigs [Re: Rhino68W]
New Start Offline

Registered: 01/12/14
Posts: 135
An Awesome show Cliff Pace and Jason Lambert did on a Swim Jig.

Check this video out and you will get all the info you need on a Swim Jig.

#11673550 - 06/17/16 02:10 PM Re: Swimming Jigs [Re: Rhino68W]
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Registered: 07/26/08
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I have good luck just swimming them with a few errant twitches here and there. If I can't get bit on a bladed bait, I'm throwing a swim jig.


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