How Jigs Shine for Catching River Bass

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Alabama native Wes Logan explains how to read river banks to locate likely bass locations. His interpretations are based on the size and location of current breaks (eddies) created by bank cover such as boulders and laydowns. Bass often position in the slack water behind current obstructions, so making targeted and repetitive pitches and flips is an excellent way to get bites.


While many baits work, Logan’s confidence bait is a heavy jig with a chunk trailer. For Logan, a jig rarely gets hung up while heavier sizes penetrate the current to get to the bottom. He also explains why he prefers a jig to a Texas-rigged plastic and a chunk trailer over flapping varieties.