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When and How to Slow Bass Jig Fall Rates

Wired2Fish intern and accomplished high school angler Kobie Koenig relies on jigs to catch bass pretty much everywhere and believes fall rate have a big impact on success. Kobie discusses why and how he reduces jig fall rates by changing or modifying trailers instead of retying on a different jig altogether.

High skies and flat calm summer conditions usually push bass deeper while making them more lethargic and unwilling to chase. A lighter head size coupled with a hi-resistance trailer reduces fall rate and forces you to slow down. This, in turn, keeps the jig in the bite window longer and coaxes bites.