Best Skipping Jigs

Skipping a jig is something every serious angler needs to learn how to do. Sometimes you need to get your bait into hard to reach places when fishing for bass and other species, and a little technique combined with a good lure can allow you to place your lure right in the hotspot. Here we will take a look at some of the best jigs to use for skipping.

Best Skipping Jigs

    1. Strike King TGSKJ38-46 Tour Grade Fishing Jig
    2. YZD Bass Fishing Jigs Tungsten Lead Rubber Skipping Jig
    3. Reaction Tackle Flipping Jigs 1/2 oz

1. Strike King TGSKJ38-46 Tour Grade Fishing Jig

 

Product Features

Brand Name: Strike King
Color: Multiple Color Options
Size: Multiple Size Options
Number of Lures: 1 Lure

Topping our list is the Strike King Tour Grade Skipping Jig. This jig is available in a variety of size and color options. The lure is designed to effortlessly slide across the surface of water to reach tight spots that other lures can’t reach. It has a weedguard to keep you from getting tangled in cover and a 60 strand silicone skirt that attracts the bass to bite. With an ultra-sharp hook to firmly snag your fish, this is a great addition to your tackle collection.

Pros
  • Slides smoothly across water
  • Weedguard helps avoid snagging in vegetation
  • Lifelike skirt attracts fish
Cons
  • We would like to see a few more size options

 

2. YZD Bass Fishing Jigs Tungsten Lead Rubber Skipping Jig

 

Product Features

Brand Name: YZD
Color: Multiple Color Options
Size: Multiple Size Options
Number of Lures: 2 Lure Pack

The YZD Bass Fishing Skipping Jig takes the number two spot on the list. These jigs are available in five different color options and 3/8, 1/2, or 3/4 ounce sizes. The lures feature a front balanced head weight to help your lure make contact with structure more easily, while the ultra-fine skirt gest the attention of surrounding fish. It also features a stiff weedguard to help you avoid getting snagged. The size #4 hook is sharp and will firmly hold your fish. Overall this is a great lure at a great budget-friendly price considering you get two per pack. The only real drawback is that all the colors are somewhat similar and dark.

Pros
  • Weedguard to prevent snags
  • Front head weight to help you contact bottom faster
Cons
  • Only available in darker color options

 

3. Reaction Tackle Flipping Jigs 1/2 oz

 

Product Features

Brand Name: Reaction Tackle
Color: Eight Color Options
Size: 3/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1 Oz
Number of Lures: 2 Lure Pack

Number three on the list is the Reaction Tackle Tungsten Flipping Jigs. These jigs are available in eight color options and four size options. In each pack you get two lures, making this a truly great value. The lures are designed to allow for less hang ups and snags by having small weights and a weedguard. The colored skirt offers a great swim action that attracts fish while the lure is sensitive so you can feel even light bites. This one is easy to maneuver into hard to reach places.

Pros
  • Great value
  • Weedguard and smaller weight for less snags in heavy cover
  • Good control and sensitivity
Cons
  • Pretty similar to someĀ  of the options already mentioned

 

How To Choose a Skipping Jigs

These are the factors you want to look at when buying a skipping jig

  1. Size
  2. Colors
  3. Features

Size

The size you end up choosing can make a big difference in the type of action you will. The rule of thumb is that for targeting a larger fish, go with larger sizes like 1/2 oz or 1 oz. For smaller fish, you can go with a smaller option. The most common sizes that work for most fish are 3/8 and 1/2 Oz. These are heavy enough that it’s easy to get enough momentum to skip them easily. Sometimes if one size isn’t working it can be good to switch it out and test out a different option. This is why many anglers usually carry a few different sized lures with them as they are fishing.

Colors

The best colors will depend on the fish you are targeting. You want to try to match the local forage for the area you are in a close as possible. In general for bass fishing green pumpkin or some kind of blue mixed colors tend to work well.

Features

Depending on the specific model there are other features of a skipping jig you may want to take into consideration. Most have a weedguard which is a good feature because when you’re tossing your jig in thick cover you don’t want to get snagged. You may also want to look at the angle of the hook for the model you are looking at to see if its in a good position. You can also look at the head shape. Skipping jigs have flat surfaces to allow for skipping easier, but then there are also flipping jigs, which are very similar. They tend to both work well but some people have an easier time working skipping or flipping over the other.

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