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Fishing Gear: Berkley Football Jig

Fishing Gear: Berkley Football Jig

Berkley Football Jig

Description and Application: Veteran pro bass angler Gary Klein is a jig-fishing specialist and having his insight behind the development of this jig makes it well worth considering. Armed with an ultra-sharp Fusion19 hook, bass won’t know what hit them. Featuring a wide, recurved head with a flattened underside, Berkley’s Football Jig crawls, wiggles and stands up over rocks and near hard cover, which better presents a meal to bottom-hugging bass with an attitude. The jig comes in 1/4-, 3/8-, 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-ounce models in 10 sexy colors.

Staff Perspective: There’s a certain time of year when a football jig beats all jigs, and especially when the bass are glued to bottom and in a finnicky mood. For my money, late summer into early fall is an ideal time to put the football jig to work—football season, eh? See what I did there? In all honesty, when the NCAA college season kicks off, kick a football jig to mid-depth rock humps and submerged brushpiles, and you’ll certainly get bit. The PowerBait skirt makes this jig all the more valuable to me, decades of science backs the power of PowerBait, and that’s enough for me.

Cost:$24.99


Berkley Football Jig

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