Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Vertical Jigging Jigs


brianboos

Recommended Posts

Hey guys I need to add this to my tactics next year. I fish mostly lakes. I am wondering what brand/model you guys like for this? I do have a bunch of northland fireballs. You want a longer shank than a fireball don't you? I know Gary and Chase Parsons like fin tech nuckleball in rivers. Do these work also in lakes just as well? Thanks for the help guys.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If I'm vertical jigging with minnows then I use jigs like the fireball, ie. short shank and wide gap. I lip hook or mouth hook my minnows so a short shank jig is great, if you're hooking them differently then a longer shank jig would be better.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i'm a fan of something with a blade or a little marabou to give it a little flash. think road runners or a knock-off.

tough to beat some good ol northland fireballs though.

it's all about what might catch their attention that day and having a good mix of tactics to try to convince finicky biters to commit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replys guys. I am a big fan of northland fishing tackle. Would the gum ball jigs by northland work good for crawlers and leeches?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yep, gumballs work well on sand and gravel or when you are looking at a dragging retrieve over a fairly clean bottom. The fireballs are a mainstay with me on the rivers I fish but I will also run longer hooked jigheads when I upsize my bait to redtails or larger shiners and run the hook through the mouth, under the gillplate and then nick the hook into the back behind the dorsal fin. This helps when fish are nipping at a larger bait, to get that hook further back by the tail for better hookups. I much prefer this over the stinger hooks especially in snaggy bottomed areas.

Tunrevir~

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't forget about the Lindy Max Gap Jigs, those have an extra wide gap and work great with the larger minnows and plastics used in the fall!! The hooks are high quality and the paint jobs are great.

Also check out the lineup from VMC, quality jigs that work!

And anything by Northland is great.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a problem.

I can't walk by the bulk jig bins in any store without buying at least 10.

I've been using fireballs primarily though... have some mooneyes I am going to try this weekend. For vert jigging minnows I like to hook through the lips/head. However, I usually jig with leeches - but good luck finding any now. I've not had any luck with the better than live version of these.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • leech~~
      Not many old hockey players here it looks like?   Probably all video game players! 🤭
    • leech~~
      My hockey stick in high school, today's hockey sticks!  But hey, don't worry mom and dad, you can make payments! 🤣   $359.99 CCM JETSPEED FT7 PRO GRIP COMPOSITE or monthly payments as low as 31.65. ccm-jetspeed-ft7-pro-grip-composite-hockey-stick-senior.webp
    • smurfy
      gonna try chasing them too!!!!!!!👍 i gotta list of lakes i wanna hit next week.......just not sure what order yet!!!!!!!!!!🙄 decisions.......decisions!!!!!!!🥴
    • Kettle
      The water Temps on most lakes are low 60s. Crappies in the shallows on just about every lake. Best time of year
    • smurfy
      what lake!!!!!🤪🤗 i'm headed up tomorrow afternoon till sometime memorial weekend....... mabe head back home sat or sunday to avoid traffic!!!1 
    • leech~~
    • SkunkedAgain
    • Wanderer
      Might not have to wear ear plugs when I mow!      That’s a spendy one.  It wasn’t hard to find one of those for $6k.  Comparatively and Ariens of the same size is $4,200.  A home owner grade JD for $3,900.  You could get into a commercial grade Z700 for maybe $8k.   I think the work I did today with mine would’ve killed that one there.    
    • monstermoose78
      Muskies? Lol
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...   This year's MN Fishing Opener weekend was not only great weather wise, the walleyes and saugers were caught in good numbers.  A main fish gut hauler working with a number of resorts commented it was one of the most productive opening weekends he has seen based on the amount of fish guts collected after the weekend. The goto presentation was a jig and frozen emerald shiner.  Emerald shiners are a staple in LOW and walleyes love them.  Other minnows worked also, but emerald shiners are a favorite of anglers for good reason.   Four Mile Bay held good walleyes in 12 - 18'.  Not a surprise as the walleye bite on the river during the spring season was good and as of late, sturgeon anglers have been reporting catching walleyes on sturgeon rigs.   The Lighthouse Gap area, Morris Point Gap and just in front of Pine Island held nice fish in 12 - 15'.  Across the south shore, 18 - 22' was holding good numbers as well.  As you can see, there are lots of fish around.     A quarter ounce jig in gold, glow white, pink, orange, chartreuse, or a combo of these colors tipped with a minnow worked well.   As a reminder, the limit of walleyes and saugers is a combined limit of six fish, up to four of the six can be walleyes.  All walleyes between 19.5 - 28.0 inches must be released.  One fish over 28.0 inches can be kept.  The possession limit in MN is one daily limit of fish. On the Rainy River...  Some nice walleyes were caught on the river this weekend, although most anglers hit the lake.  10 - 15' of water was the norm.     Sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River has been excellent.  The catch and release season continues through May 15th and then closes until the keep season starts up again July 1st. Up at the NW Angle...  Some nice walleyes were caught in 18 - 25 feet of water, a little deeper than anticipated.  Points were good as were areas with structure.  The morning and evening bite was best.       As water continues to warm, go to spots for walleyes will be neck down areas, shoreline breaks, points and bays.     The goto presentation was a jig and minnow.   
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.