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Salt Water Jigs – Choosing Color, Weight, Shape

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.

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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.

 

These are salt water jigs.
Deception Jig by Ahi
These are salt water jigs.
Jig-N-El Striper Jig by Bomber
These are salt water jigs.
Boat Jigging Lure by Major Craft

These are salt water jigs.
Squid Saltwater Jig by High Tide Tackle

These are salt water jigs.
Green Jig by Eat My Tackle

These are salt water jigs.
Octopus Jigs 2 pack by Top Lure
These are salt water jigs.
5 Piece Jigging Lures by Aorace
These are salt water jigs.
Iron Salt Water Jig by Tady
These are salt water jigs.
Mini Squid Jig 2 pack by New
These are salt water jigs.
Glow Low Bait Jigs
These are salt water jigs.
Mackral Jig by Bomber
These are salt water jigs.
Cuttlefish Jigs by Atoploe

 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

 

 

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