Consider the weight of your bucktail jig lure for the depth at which you are fishing. Deeper water requires heavier jigs to reach the bottom. It’s also important to take the tides and current into consideration when choosing which size you want to fish with. Our smaller sized Jiggin’ Dippers are great for freshwater fishing.
How to fish the Jiggin’ Dipper:
Drop it vertically from a boat, bridge, or pier and Jig it upwards in small or long steps. Pause for the jig to fall. Most strikes will come on the down fall. Cast it out and retrieve in smooth upward pulls of the rod while reeling in at a steady medium-slow speed. Pause at the top of the upward lift to let the jig fall and begin reeling again as soon as it hits the bottom.
We have found it also effective tying a circle hook on a dropper knot about 12 inches above the jig and baiting it with squid, or fish strips. The action of the jig attracts fish who often grab the fish or squid and double hookups are not uncommon.
Freshwater Target Species: Bass, Perch, Walleye, Pike, and even Lake Trout. Saltwater Target Species: Snook, Sea Trout, Flounder, Striped Bass, Grouper, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, Amberjack, Bonito, and just about everything else!