Fishing a bass jig with a craw-type trailer almost seems natural to most bass anglers but there is one jig-fishing technique (namely the swim jig) that is a mystery to many.
Unlike conventional jig fishing techniques such as bottom-hopping, pitching or flipping, the swim jig method uses an actual swimming retrieve rather than the standard drop, hop or dragging presentations.
Though a straight swimming approach is preferred by many, experimenting with different retrieves such as stop and go, imparting a rise and fall action during the retrieve, or imparting a pulsing effect can be pure dynamite …
I recall my first experiences catching fish while swimming a jig; typically it involved an errant cast then quickly swimming the jig back when it was busted by an aggressive bass. In time the light came on and swimming a jig became part of my jig fishing arsenal!
Want to know more about swimming a jig?
Here’s a great video from bass pro Bill Lowen discussing the ins and outs of fishing the swim jig:
I am sure you agree Lowen’s video is both interesting and informative; definitely great instructional content on successful swim jig fishing for bass …