Basic Jig Techniques for Bass
Using a common jig with proper technique will help you catch more bass
It would be difficult for anyone to tell you what you need to do to become a better angler. With so many techniques and different lures available it comes down to choosing the right one to suit the conditions in which you are fishing. Beginning anglers have much to learn before they can consistently catch bass in any condition. Learning and gaining experience is all part of what anglers call fishing. The key is to learn something every time you catch a bass, and even more importantly learn something every time you don't catch a fish.
In this post I hope to point the beginner in the right direction while helping others remember where they began their journey into bass fishing. With hard work and some patience you will master the techniques needed to catch bass in many conditions. However, do not feel that you must become a professional angler overnight, there isn't a darn thing wrong with being called an armature in this sport. Millions of anglers simply enjoy fishing for the peace of mind as well as the adrenaline of catching a trophy. Bass fishing has much to offer everyone at every age.
If you master one technique with only one lure you can hold your own in certain conditions, but if you throw that lure in the wrong place at the wrong time it is not going to work. Take a crankbait for instance, we all know how effective they can be, but on those days when bass are holding tight to cover it can become useless. This is a situation that you must broaden your horizon and learn a different technique with a new lure. In this condition being able to put a jig into a logjam or a brush pile can make a bad day of fishing a productive one in a few cast.
Many anglers will cast the crankbait all day and think the bass aren't biting, never knowing what they did wrong. Practice, patience and experience not only helps a beginner become good, it also will make a good angler better. The best advice is to belong to a bass club, or fish with experienced anglers as much as possible to learn and gain experience and knowledge. One tough days two days are always better than one.
One simple bait that we will discuss in this post is the common jig. Its simple design and presentation can quickly become complicated if you let it. The important lesson for fishing a jig is knowing what to do when. This is the beginning of the journey to become a better bass angler.
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