Lightweight Jigging Fishing Technique That Uses Jigs, Inchikus And Rubber Jigs

Light Jigging All You Need To Know To Apply This Fishing Technique With Guarantees

Today we talk about a growing fishing technique in recent times as is light jigging or light jigging, a technique that can be very attractive and with great results.


While the water remains cold is well known that benthic fish (fish that inhabit the seabed can be catfish, sturgeon, carp …) these rarely leave the vicinity of the bottom, and in turn some pelagics (fish plying part More superficial of the sea can be sea bass, anchovetas, tuna …) will descend to the depths in search of food.

For this reason, one of the best options that the fisherman has to have a good fishing is to carry out the different fishing methods that allow the exploration of the funds. Jigging led to its lighter end is a great choice , that is, jigging with conventional jigging inchikus, rubber jigs or jig of small size and weight.Due to the orography of the Spanish coasts, this is one of the most opportune options for fishing in medium depth bottoms, mixed bottom areas or gravel.

Technique for light jigging


If we do not use conventional heavy jigs, you will wonder what kind of lures are needed for light jigging, as we will use rubber jigs and inchikus, worked in the vicinity of the bottom, as well as conventional jigs in reduced weights, that are in agreement with the depth to The one we will fish.

The peculiar form of rubber jigs and inchikus is designed to mimic the movement of small cephalopods by giving them the proper action. As we know they are adorned with synthetic skirts and silicone pulpitos, which give them a special appeal. The most common thing is to print an action based on slow movements, so that they move in a similar way as a small cephalopod that moves near the bottom, but we do not stop, it never hurts to experiment, even more in this of the Fishing with artificial lures.

So, sometimes, if we move them faster by recovering half-water by pulling, we can trigger the attack of pelagic predators such as carangids and scombrids, as we would with a conventional jig.

However, it is best to use them at the bottom , slowly, to arouse the interest of benthic species, especially spáridos and serranids. These fish usually include small octopus, squid and cuttlefish , so rubber jigs and inchikus can be very effective, given the great similarity of these peculiar jigs with the animals of ink, so prized by predators.

Equipment for light jigging

To wiggle the jigs with parsimony, the most normal thing is that our wrist is the one in charge to print the desired action, reason why a team too heavy would finish us crushing and we would invoice to the few hours. So balance and lightness are necessary if we do not intend to injure ourselves, in addition, it is very important to note how the jigs “hits” the bottom, and realize the most timid bites to be able to nail accurately.

With a jigging fishing rod too rigid or too powerful we would lose all these sensations , and we will make an extra effort, unnecessary.

Taking into account what has been explained, the best option is to use rods with sufficient sensitivity and with an action corresponding to the weight of the jigs that we will use. In the market we can make specific canes for kabura, fishing with inchikus and rubber jigs, but also we will serve a conventional jigging rod whose range of action is appropriate.

Many kabura reeds are designed with trigger for fishing with swivel drum reel, but we can also find reeds fordrum reels fixed. If, on the other hand, we have opted for a conventional jigging rod, it is usually designed to be fitted with a fixed drum reel.
The  jigging reels  are necessary that their recovery ratio is not raised, in order to be able to drive the jigs correctly in the area of ​​interest. The brake also has its importance; It is preferable that it be progressive and with several kilos of force, especially if the orography of the bottom is something abrupt, to try to avoid that the fish looks for a natural refuge and finishes by cutting the line when rubbing it with the rocks.

Fishing lines for light jigging

The  use of twisted yarn is essential for correct light jigging. However, with the subject of the bass line there are different opinions, as there are fishers in favor of traditional nylon and others who prefer the fluorocarbon thread.

Fluorocarbon is preferred because it is usually caught in clear and relatively shallow water, but if you fish at a certain depth where sunlight does not reach, there is no difference between using nylon or fluorocarbon.The best thing is to mount a bass of a few meters in length. It is obvious that the mother line will be a braided line, preferably of a contained diameter, which will help facilitate the rapid descent of the jigs to the depths; If the diameter of the braid is excessive the jig will take much longer to reach the bottom, and that does not interest us.

These are in our opinion the most general lines to be able to realize the technique of light jigging or light jigging with guarantees of success, if you can give us some idea but do not hesitate to comment, we will all make a better fishing!

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