Hi AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about the flipping jig being a good bait for largemouth bass:
Flipping jigs are a skirted material sitting on a jighead with a weed guard and are designed to be fished in thick weed cover. You would typically fish these baits with a soft plastic trailer on the hook, which sits right under the skirt giving the bait a body(see picture below).
These baits are a very good bait for largemouth bass BUT you can catch other species on them as well. The flipping jig in most cases is fished in a finesse style fashion, meaning you flip/pitch it out into thick week pockets, sunken trees, lily pads, any sort of brush as this bait can handle it being pretty close to 100% weedless.
You let the bait sink to the bottom and settle, give it a few seconds and then twitch it two times then let it settle again. You can pause longer or shorter between twitches as the bass will tell you how they want to bait presented to them, by striking a certain presentation.
You can get them in various sizes, colours and weights with the trick being matching the soft plastic to the bait. A creature bait, crawfish bait or a chunk trailer are the norms for soft plastic baits that go with the flipping jig BUT you can explore some other options like putting a swimbait on the back of the jig and fishing it along open water patches link a swimming bait. Below is a picture of the full bait setup and how it should look when the soft plastic is placed on it.
All in all the flipping bait will produce a lot of fish is applied with the presentation the fish start reacting to, which is why having a few different sizes, weights and colours is a MUST. Sometimes you will want the bait to fall faster hence the heavier jigs, other times you will want the bait to fall slower so a lighter jig will be needed. In the end these are great baits for bass no matter how you look at things so pick up a few and give them a try!
Hope you found this vlog helpful!
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