TOURNAMENT GRADE TIPS AND TRICKS: HELP YOUR JIG TRAILER BECOME MORE EFFICIENT

March 27, 2019 2 min read

TOURNAMENT GRADE TIPS AND TRICKS: HELP YOUR JIG TRAILER BECOME MORE EFFICIENT

Arguably, the most versatile and popular bait throughout bass fishing is the jig - it catches a lot of fish and big ones! Jigs can be flipped and swam around shallow cover or slowly dragged out deep.

One of the main reasons a jig is so versatile is the ability to change trailers. Most popular trailers are craws, twin tail grubs, beavers, and chunks. Each one has a different action and purpose. Location, time of year, depth, rate of fall, water clarity and temperature are all factors when deciding which trailer to utilize.

As always, I try to let the fish determine which type of trailer they prefer. The majority of the time I start with the chunk style trailer. It has a bit larger profile, looks realistic, and is something that I have a lot of confidence in.

Many anglers choose to thread the chunk up the shank of the hook, and it may work for them. This is something that I rarely (if ever) do - I believe it greatly hinders the natural action and defeats the purpose of using a chunk trailer. Hooking the chunk trailer approximately a 1/2" from the tip allows you to get the most out of it. It's bulkier and moves freely, which I believe gets more bites (and bigger bites)! This is what we are all striving for!

Here are 2 simple and quick modifications that I always do to my jig when using a chunk trailer. These modifications will allow you to be more efficient and save a little money in the process.

We hope these tips and tricks are helpful and allow you to land more fish!

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