THE JIG PICTURE
Jigging success depends on picking the proper presentation—and jig style
#5 BULLET-HEAD JIG
With the eyelet on the top and the shank sticking out the back, the bullet-head jig (above) is designed to slip into the body of a soft-plastic tube (below) . For optimal performance, ensure the tube body fits snugly over the jig head, with the hook concealed in the tube’s skirt. To help get a tight fit, moisten the jig before sliding it into the tube.
With its soft body and enticing lifelike skirt, the tube is a good choice when live bait is not allowed. The smooth body also excels in rivers, as the jig will cut through the current. And the tube jig is great when fishing for walleye that are feeding on crayfish, since it can be easily twitched over and around rocks.