How To Fish Grubs On A Jighead | Bass Fishing

There we are! That was easy. Just a little
grub on a jig head. Ooh, he wants to playtoday. This is candy man, they just cannot
resist this, cannot resist it. Come on, don’tgo under the boat. It’s light line, you gotta
take your time getting them in. Look at this,look at this. Here we go. Fell victim to a grub here on a jig head.
That’s were talking about today. Today I’mgonna show you how to rig it, what type of
equipment to use. And then I’m gonna takeyou on the water and show you what techniques
you can use for fishing a grub on a jig head. Hey folks, Glenn May, here with BassResource. com.
Today I want to talk to you about fishinggrubs. Grubs on a jig head to be specific. If you’re not sure how to rig this, I’ve
got a video on how to rig grubs, It’s linkedunderneath this video here, you can take a
look at that later, but right now you talkto you about the different equipment and terminal
tackle to use and then I’m going to take youout and show you how to fish it. So first off, what I’m using here is a ball
head jig and it’s got a wire guard on there. It’s a real light wire hook. It’s about a
1/0 hook, thin for finessing but the guardon there keeps some of the weeds and gunk
off of it and prevents it from getting hungup and stuff. Tied to it I’m using 6 pound fluorocarbon
line. The fluorocarbon gives me gives me thatsensitivity I need to feel those light bites
plus it’s clearer in water and doesn’t getto be seen as much. It’s a little more invisible,
if you will. I fish in real clear water sothat’s important. Because we’re using real light line we need
to match it up with the right rod. So a medium,light action rod. . . that’s the kind that
you want, because if you have anything heavierthan that you risk breaking the line or straightening
out that hook during the fight and duringthe hook set. So medium light action spinning
outfit is what we are doing. Let me tell you little bit about the weight
here. This weight is just an eighth ounceweight. That’s a great starting point. Good
all round size to use. A lot of the bitescome on the fall, so you want a nice slow
fall. You can go up to a quarter ounce weightif you want. If you’re fishing really deep
that’s not a problem, but I wouldn’t reallywant to go any higher than that. So you don’t
need a whole bunch of jig heads. Just getyourself an eighth ounce, quarter ounce, maybe
a three eighth but no, that’s even too much. That’s all you need. Simple set up. Now we’re
ready to go. Now you know the equipment. Nowyou know the gear. Let’s go out fishing. All right, so what I’m fishing here is kind
of a rocky point, some underwater boulders,with no weeds, which is a great place to fish
this rig. Even though I have a wire guardhere for weeds, I don’t have to worry about
it because I don’t have any weeds. Really all it takes is a nice light cast you
don’t want to throw it out really far. Justthrow it out, and then let it sink a little
bit and then you’re going to reel it back. That’s the first technique I’m going to show
you here. So you just cast that grub out there. Let
it fall. I flip the bail, and then all weare going to do is a steady retrieve. Point
the rod tip down towards the water and slowlybring it back. And try to follow the contour
of the bottom. So you might want give it alittle pause, let it sink a little bit and
then reel again. And that’s all we are goingto do, is follow this point on out and see
if there are any fish hanging out on the bottom. Now the bite sometimes is real subtle, so
you have to pay real close attention to feelingthat. So I like to put the rod at a little
bit of an angle here. It’s a little bit easierto detect the bite. Now to set the hook, because this wire, light
wire hook it’s exposed and you’re only using6 pound test, you don’t have to set the hook
really hard. Matter of fact if you reallypop it hard, you’re just going to break the
line or straighten out that hook. So insteadjust reel a bit harder, just pull back on
it and you will set the hook. It doesn’t takemuch effort to get that light wire hook to
go past the barb in the fish’s mouth and thenyou have them. So let me show you one other way I like to
fish this. And that is, you throw it out thereand let it fall. In this case you are going
to let fall way to the bottom, so when youdo pay real close attention to that line.
If there are any fish that hits it while it’sfalling the line will pop, twitch, jump, jerk,
do something like that. If that happens youwant to set the hook. Now it’s at the bottom, all you’re going to
do it point the rod tip down towards the waterand now lift it up to about the 11 o’clock
position and then let it fall. And all I’mdoing is I’m letting, I’m following the drop
with the rod tip and I’m reeling up the slackas I do it. I’m not moving the bait ahead
with the reel, I’m doing that with the rod. So just lift up, slowly, and just let it fall,
flutter right back down. A lot of times thosebites occur right as the bait is falling. And that’s really all there is to it to fishing
grubs, it’s very simple, straightforward. The thing about though, here’s a little tip,
if you’re catching fish on crankbaits, matterof fact this is a really good place to . . . anywhere
you throw crank baits, that’s where you wantto throw this, but if you are catching fish
on crankbaits and the bite dies off. Pickup a grub and go back through those areas
and you will start catching fish again. Soyou can cover a lot of water doing it this
way, too. Great way to catch a lot of fish. Now, I’ll fish a little bit differently in
the summer than I do in say the spring. Inthe summer I’m fishing a little bit deeper.
I’m fishing main lake points, I might fishhumps, that sort of thing. Whereas in the
spring I will go shallow, I will go back tocoves, flats, secondary points, those are
the things I will be targeting. Great baitto use during those times of the year especially
when the fish are active and feeding on baitfish. For more tips and tricks like this visit BassResource. com.

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