Fishing Tips

How to Set the Hook on Bass Using Jigs

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Powerful and efficient hooksets are essential in bass fishing; especially when casting a jig. When you make an extra-long cast, there can be a lot of lost energy between your rod tip and the jig when setting the hook. 

To combat this, Elite Series pro Timmy Horton suggests a long, sweeping hookset. By keeping your rod and reel close to your body and executing this maneuver, you’re able to penetrate the hook into the hard part of the fish’s mouth time and time again.