How to Fish With Tube Jigs

How to Fish With Tube Jigs
A type of fishing jig growing in popularity is the tube jig. This is a hollow plastic tube with a round head at the front and streamers at the end. If used properly, tube jigs can make effective impersonations of darting minnows and crayfish. Tube jigs are very versatile and work on almost all types of fish from most regions. The key to tube jigs is knowing what to do above water to trick fish below.


Difficulty: Moderate

Step 1
Use tube jigs on calm weather days when other baits or lures aren't working. They are not a highly successful primary jig, but they can turn a bad day into a successful one.
Step 2
Find an underwater ledge, weed line or other structure likely to be trafficked by fish. Toss the lure 10 to 15 feet from the boat. When it hits the water, close the bail and hold your rod at a 45-degree angle. The tube jig will slowly zigzag to the bottom.
Step 3
Let the tube jig sit on the bottom for a moment before reeling in. This is to give time for an interested fish to bite.
Step 4
Pull up on the rod to lift the jig off the water floor. Do not reel until you have pulled up, then reel the slack in. Repeat this process until the jigs comes out of the water, then flip it out again and repeat.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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