Three places swinging jigheads excel in the early summer


There are three primary structure types Warren looks for when implementing this pattern. Hard bottom is a key ingredient no matter where he is fishing a wobblehead jig. Whether it’s rock, clay, or sand Warren finds the most success by pinpointing the hard bottom areas in relation to these features.


Main lake points and major secondary points are the first place Warren looks to cover water with a swinging jighead after he is confident the fish are in the process of finishing their spawning ritual.

“I really like fishing gradual sloping points that appear featureless to most anglers this time of year,” Warren said. “They don’t look like much and likely don’t receive as much fishing pressure, but they still hold fish. It might take some searching and fan casts to find the hard bottom or sweet spots, but it’s worth it when you do!”

Main lake flats

Main lake flats just outside of major spawning pockets are Warren’s next focal point for his wobblehead formula. Similar to the gradual sloping points, Warren isn’t expecting to find fish everywhere across a vast flat. He looks for bottom transitions or large, out-of-place rocks and makes repetitive casts to these locations.

One cluster of large boulders on a rock flat or a patch of pea gravel on a clay point can concentrate huge numbers of bass into one small area. These are the kinds of places Warren searches for.

Current seams / eddies

The last area Warren concentrates on comes into play when he is fishing the main channel of a river or runs up to the riverine section of a lake; eddies and current seams. Tommy Biffle won a Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Mississippi River employing this pattern and Warren took notice.

“Anywhere current positions bass in a river is a perfect place for a wobblehead,” Warren said. “Biffle laid the ground work on how to fish a hardhead in a river and it flat catches them. Bass will load up on the backside of islands, turns in the river, or behind jetties; basically anywhere they can get out of the current. It’s also much easier to maintain bottom contact and fish in the current with a heavy wobblehead versus other presentations.”