FRIENDLY REMINDER ON FISHING TECHNIQUE AND PLASTICS.
PHOTO COURTESY OF T&A JIGS USING THE RIGHT JIGHEAD FOR YOUR PLASTIC LURE
I see the same thing over and over! It is the same thing that keeps people from catching fish. I’ve seen other fishermen throwing plastics and not catching fish when they should. It breaks my heart because I don’t want anyone to have a bad day on the water! My guess is that they’re not using the appropriate weight for a jighead. Either they’re too heavy or too light, and usually too light. If you don’t have 1/8, 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2oz jigheads in your arsenal then you are only hurting yourself. Don’t be scared to use a 1/2oz jighead to get to the bottom in 16ft of moving water! I know it looks weird threading a plastic onto it but I promise it works. You don’t want to be using a jighead that is too heavy in lightly moving water, either. It will decrease your chances of catching because it will negatively effect the presentation of the plastic. Don’t be afraid to try something new! Experiment and experiment some more. In time you will know what jighead is the right size.