Friday, January 02, 2009

Jigging spoon for bass

For most bass fishing situations, a 3/4 ounce spoon is best, but heavier spoons can be used to help you stay on top of deep fish in wind or current.
A single hook will catch as many bass on a jigging spoon as will a treble hook, and is less damaging to fish you wish to release. A single hook will hang up far less than a treble hook.
Spoons are "designed to be lost", so bring several with you as rocks, stumps, etc. will often create hang-ups, and the lures may be impossible to retrieve in deep water.
To retrieve a spoon that is snagged, move the boat directly over the hang-up and jiggle the rod up and down a few inches at a time. Eventually the weight of the spoon may work the hooks free
Use a wire cross locking snap when fishing a jigging spoon.

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