Tips for Ice Fishing Panfish With Tungsten Jigs

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Tungsten ice jigs have become the dominant player in the world of ice fishing panfish. Will Pappenfus explains the reasons why he prefers tungsten over lead when targeting bluegill and crappies.


Tungsten is denser than lead and heavier by volume — this allows anglers to fish a smaller jig size relative to weight for fast-sink attributes. Also, Pappenfus explains why a smaller jig size usually equates to more bites when targeting basin crappie and bluegill feeding on invertebrates.