Keith Combs shares how he decides what type of jig to throw based on the conditions out on the water.
For me, when I’m offshore fishing, I always have a jig tied on—either a structure jig or a football jig. There are situations where one is going to excel over the other one, and I’ll explain when that is.
The structure jig came out a few years ago and I was excited to get that. The places where I fish in East Texas are where we’re fishing brush piles on Toledo Bend and heavy timber. A football jig doesn’t come through as much when you’re fishing near wood. A football jig excels in areas with a smoother bottom.
My favorite size for a structure jig is 3/4oz, paired with a Rage Craw. The head design on the jig is unique. It has a big, wide head so it won’t slip down the crevices. But it will slip through wood because of how the eyes are positioned on the cobra head design.