Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to catch a lot of bass, and sometimes, I’m lucky enough to catch a big bass. As I combed through my notes, a few baits really showed up as “big fish” baits. Here’s what I learned.
The first bait that shows up is a jig and pig—the classic big bass bait. I have caught more six-pound fish on a jig and pig than anything else I have thrown. My best largemouth ever came on a black jig and pig, and the biggest fish I ever caught in my tournament days came on a brown jig and pig. Where and when do you throw this bait? Almost any time and almost any place.
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