Northland Tackle Fire Ball Jigs.

Many times, in early season open water, when jig fishing you will find the walleyes in very shallow water, it may be inches to a couple of feet of water. Most of the time it will also be a rocky shoreline.

One of the problems you will have is reaching these fish without spooking them. If we go with too light of a jig like a 1/16th oz. for example, we can’t get the distance needed casting towards these fish. If we go too heavy of a jig it will drop too fast and we will snag in the rocks.

What you may want to try is making your jig more naturally buoyant. If you go with a 1/8th oz. Fire-ball® Jig rigged with a minnow or a jig rigged with plastic and 8-pound mono line you will be able to cast a fair distance and slow down your jig fall because mono floats. This works great in flat water.

When you do want your jig to drop faster maybe in windy conditions go with a braided line in a 4-pound test or so. Good fishing!

In 1975, a young Northwoods fishing guide named John Peterson started pouring jigs and tying tackle for his guiding clients in a small remote cabin in northern Minnesota. The lures were innovative, made with high-quality components, and most importantly were catching fish when no other baits were working! The word spread like wildfire, the phone started ringing for Team Northland®… and the Northland Fishing Tackle® brand was in hot demand!

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