Fish Talk – Heavy or Light Jigs

Hiya folks,

Gord Pyzer here, from Outdoor Canada Magazine.

You know, jigs are probably the most efficient and effective lure, especially for Walleye. The question though, is should I pick the heaviest jig or the lightest jig possible?

And the answer, believe it or not, is the same thing, it’s a combination. You always want the heaviest jig you can get away with, but also the lightest. So it’s a combination of the two. The lighter your jig, the more efficient and the more lively it is when you start to work it. But a heavier jig allows you the ultimate in depth control. So it’s a fine balance between heavy and lighter.

Now, if you’re just starting out, I always suggest going a little bit heavier, and that saves you from letting out too much line and you start to drag and get snagged. Once you get a little bit more efficient, you can lighten up.

Regardless, a jig is the best way to go for Walleye.

Happy Fish’n,Gord “The Doc” Pyzer

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