Salt Water Jigs – Choosing Color, Weight, Shape
Salt Water Jigs catch any species if the size and shape are correct.
Salt Water Jigs
Where to Use Jigs
Jigs are best used in a boat when its is stationary. The weight of the jig will keeps the lure under a boat which is drifting. . Jigs used from a pier or jetty often become snagged as they bounce off the bottom.
How to Use Jigs
Jigs are retrieved with a quick upward motion of the rod. The lure is then allowed to sink a few feet. The shape and weight of the jig cause it to flutter and dart as it sinks. The smaller the jig, the harder the jigging motion needed for visibility. Strikes usually occur on the upward pull. Jigs should be dropped to the bottom and then retrieved.
Swivels and leaders are used for salt water jigging. Without a swivel, the line will kink. Heavy strikes can cut line. Some people add a strip of bait to a jig for smell.
How to Choose a Jig
Color, shape and weight are important in a jig. Bright colors are always good. But in deep water, shiny, bright jigs should be used. Shape determines the action of a jig. Wider, flat jigs flutter. Thin jigs dart. The heavier a jig, the faster it will sink. Heavier jigs produce more movement. Don’t choose a jig because its like a bait fish. Choose a jib for visibility and action.
The lures and packs below are typical of salt water jigs. Click on an image to purchase or to scroll through more examples of jigs. To purchase other, items type that item into the scroll bar.
Take a moment to share your thoughts on this page in the comment section of the home page. Why do you like to jig in salt water? What species have you caught most often with a jig? What’s your favorite color in a jig?