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4 Beginner’s Tips for Bass Fishing With Football Jigs

Jig fishing expert Mark Rose reaches for a football jig anytime bass shift deeper and are relating to hard bottom areas. The unique ‘football-shaped’ head is designed to be fished across the bottom where collisions with structure and cover cause the jig and trailer to bounce and deflect with natural motions that mimic a variety of forage.

Rose hits on the high points, emphasizing the importance of long casts and a steady retrieve to quickly cover big areas. He stresses the importance of experimenting with trailer actions and colors based on water temperature, fish activity level, and preferred forage. The right rod, reel, and line combo allow you to effectively fish bulky football jigs in deeper water areas while delivering excellent hook-setting power.