These days you don’t have to dig up worms in order to use them as lures. You don’t even have to go and buy them. In this day and age, we have artificial lures that can be reused time and time again. Saving both of your precious time and money. Jig hooks are one way of doing both of those things. They are weighted hooks that are really popular amongst anglers. There are different types of jig hooks and there are many techniques used for fishing with a jig hook. So, let’s discuss them and explain them for those who are new to the fishing game.
First off, let’s explain how jig hooks work. A jig hook can be used on many species of fish. They are weighted down and made out of lead. Some are made out of tungsten. Tungsten is a heavier material and it is friendly to the environment, unlike lead which is really harmful. The jig hooks are bent at an angle which impacts their movement in the water. The bends usually range somewhere between 60 to 90 degrees. There are rare hooks that might be bent to a different angle, but they are rarely used.
Many of these hooks have extra features added in order to bait the fish that you are planning to catch. They are usually dressed by adding soft plastic, tinsel, feathers, hair or rubber skirts. This adds to the appeal of the hook and it looks like food to the fish.
Bass Jig Hooks
These are one of the most popular hooks for bass fishing, they have hairs that make them look like weeds. Weeds are one of the most common foods for bass and you can easily catch them with this sort of bait.
Plastic Jig Hooks
These are made out of soft plastic and usually have options to choose what colour, shape and scent you want them to have. They have a natural look to them and usually look like baitfish.
Live Bait Jig Hooks
They are designed to be used with live bait. There are different types available for you to choose from, depending on the type of live bait you are going to use.
Weedless Jig Hooks
These are designed to avoid getting stuck on weeds. They are the perfect choice when you want to fish with live bait in cover. The hook point is covered to avoid getting snagged, but you are still able to catch fish.