Tungsten Football Jig
Bad2Bone Tungsten Football Jig features a uniquely shaped tungsten composite head designed to produce a consistently deadly, standup, wobbling action. The increased density of tungsten also provides it with a smaller profile and makes it perfect for highly pressured fish and clear water conditions. Chose your favorite trailer like a prawn or craw type creature and you will be golden.
Arguably the most common way to fish the football jig is the ‘ole bomb cast and drag approach. Particularly effective when fishing deep water humps, points, and gravel flats, this approach is exactly what it sounds like. On a 7-foot or taller medium-heavy action baitcasting rod and 12-20-pound test fluorocarbon, cast the football jig as far as the eye can see. Depending on the depth you are fishing, pull extra line from the spool as the bait falls. This enables the bait to fall straight to the bottom instead of “penduluming” back towards the boat.
Let the bait hit the bottom, engage your fast (7.0:1 or higher) reel until you can feel the weight of the bait and in about 1-2 foot sections, slowly pull the bait with a side-sweeping motion. Make sure the football jig maintains contain with the bottom at all times. The fluorocarbon line will help you feel the consistency of bottom and clue you in on hard-bottom, fish-holding stretches. In between your 1-2 foot drags, let the bait sit for a few seconds at a time. Oftentimes, fish will follow the bait and eat it either while sitting completely still or just as it begins to move again. The technique can work all year round in all conditions.