I've been tinkering with a swim jig the last few weeks. My hook up ratio is 0, but they are knocking the day lights out of it. I can't figure out if I'm reeling to fast or what? When they hit it it's an awesome thump, I'd just like to see the fish. Anybody got any tips to help hook ups?
I assume you have added a trailer, if you add say a 4-5 inch paddle tail and get one or two short strikes CUT the skirt as short as the hook... you will not get a short strike again...
I had never caught any fish on chatter baits, then one day I felt for sure I had two short strikes in a row, I trimmed the skirt and next cast fish on.. Every time I lost my chatter in some rocks that day and tied on a new one I got a short strike then trimmed skirt and got fish after trimming it.
Ive since trimmed all my skirts.