We combine a lot of lessons learned on how, where and when to fish swinging jigs for bass. Although old hat to many bass anglers in the Mid-South and south, the tactic remains underutilized in other parts of the country, and particularly northern states.
Wired2Fish’s Ryan DeChaine has had the good fortune of sharing the boat and learning the system from Tommy Biffle, then finding nuances that excel on his home waters. He discusses how to employs side imaging and custom mapping to find prime hard bottom areas and transition zones, different retrieval methods, hook setting procedures and preferred rod, reel and line pairing for efficient delivery and hook sets.
Check out this video to see what the Gene Larew HardHead and Biffle Bug look like underwater.
- Gene Larew Biffle Bug
- Gene Larew Biffle HardHead Jig, 11/16-ounce
- Seaguar InvizX Fluorocarbon Line, 15lb
- Megabass Orochi XX 7’5″ Extreme Mission Type F Casting Rod (discontinued)
- Daiwa Tatula SV TWS Casting Reel, 7.3:1
- Humminbird SOLIX 15 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS
- Humminbird HELIX 10 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N
- AD MTM – MEGA Trolling Motor Transducer Hardware Kit
- Humminbird AutoChart ZeroLine SD Card (for custom mapping)
- Minn Kota Ultrex i-Pilot Link Trolling Motor, 36V
- Minn Kota Talon Shallow Water Anchor, 12′
- Lund 2075 Pro-V Bass Boat
- Mercury Verado Pro 250hp (discontinued)