On many bodies of water during the winter, fall, and summer month’s bass and baitfish migrate to deep offshore structure in search of cooler or warmer waters. A few simple adjustments to your fishing gear and cast will have you tackling bass, even when they go deep.
|Strike King Tour Grade Football Jigs|
A favorite jig for many fishermen is the football jig for fishing deep water and structure. We've compiled a list of our favorite football jigging gear and fishing tactics in this informative infographic to help you get started.
Get the Right Fishing Gear
|Cabela's Fish Eagle Baitcast Rod & Reel Combo|
Fishing Rod and Reel: Cabela's Fish Eagle Baitcast Rod and Reel Combo Medium Heavy to 7'6" Heavy depending on the weight of the jig. Reel Gear rations of 6.4:1 or 7.1:1.
Fishing Line:Bass Pro Shops® XPS® KVD Signature Series 100% Fluorocarbon Fishing Line. Fluorocarbon line allows you to feel light bites and bites in deep water.
|Enticer Pro Series Non-Weedless Football Jigheads|
Fishing Jig: Bass Pro Shops® Enticer® Pro Series Football Jigs or the Bass Pro Shops® Enticer® Pro Series Football Jigheads. Football-shaped head "walks" through rocks and cover.
|Bass Pro Shops XPS Double Tail Grubs|
Jig Trailer: Bass Pro Shops® XPS® Double Tail Grubs. Rigging a football jig (back) with double tail grubs adds swimming action.
Now Go Fishing - Cast Long and Go Deep
Position your boat for a long cast just beyond the cover. Pay careful attention to your fishing line as the jig sinks; this is often time when the bass strike. Once the jig hits the bottom, small hops of the jig during the retrieve sometimes get the fish to strike.