The Ultimate Walleye Buyers Guide

The Ultimate Walleye Buyers Guide

Picking the right jig can be a tough task. There are many great walleye jigs on the market, but there are a few things you can do to make sure you're selecting the right one for the type of fishing you like to do:

 

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Walleye Jigs

Picking the right jig can be a tough task. There are many great walleye jigs on the market, but there are a few things you can do to make sure you're selecting the right one for the type of fishing you like to do:

  1. Short Shank vs. Long Shank - Here's a simple breakdown: If you're running soft plastics, you're going to want to use a long shank jig. If you're fishing livebait, short shank should be your choice.
  2. Choosing the Right Weight - There are a lot of variable in play when you're trying to figure out the right weight for your walleye jig. A good rule of thumb is X ounces per foot of water you're fishing in.
  3. What's the Best Color - Color selection can be very subjective from angler to angler, but there are a few best practices that you can follow that might help you put a few more walleyes in the boat. "Match the hatch" is a term that is thrown around a LOT, and for good reason. It tends to work.