Jigs for Trout
Back when I used to fish mostly for stocked trout, I sometimes used tube jigs to catch trout. I had never considered it but I went fishing with a couple of friends who are primarily bass fishermen. It was late in the year and the water was cold. They did much better than I did using spinners.
After that, I tried them in 1-3Ē long in various colors, mostly black, brown, white, or dark green. I didnít fish them a lot but they worked fairly well on some days when I wasnít doing well using spinners or plugs.
When I started fishing more and more for wild trout, I found that they didnít work nearly as well on wild trout as they had on stocked trout.
While I still have some tube jigs, I havenít used them in a long time for a variety of reasons. As I said before they donít work as well on wild trout as spinners and plugs. They also got hung up much more frequently and broke off in deeper water.
I wanted to ask if anyone here uses jigs, either tube jigs or other types for trout and if so, how effective are they? Do you catch mostly stocked or wild trout with them? What size jigs do you use? Iíve read some posts here where people have used Trout Magnets to catch trout, which I have never used.