Image Via: Mike Hungle
Image Via: Mike Hungle

7 awesome walleye jigs that belong in every angler’s tacklebox

The jig picture

Jigging success depends on picking the proper presentation—and jig style

Mike Hungle
Mike Hungle

Attractor jigs

Many jig-head styles are also available with an attractor, such as a rattle, propeller or blade. This additional hardware creates more flash, action and vibration on both the drop and the retrieve, making the attractor jig well suited to fishing in stained water or targeting aggressive fish. I’ve also found that the attractor jig (below) will often even trigger a reactionary bite in neutral fish.

Attractor jig

Store-bought attractor jigs are available, as are blades you can attach to the eyelet of your existing jigs. You can also make your own attractor jigs with a couple of small split rings, a tiny swivel and a small Colorado or willowleaf spinner blade. Again, don’t be afraid to experiment—and be sure to have fun.

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