Author Topic: Minnow head on horizontal jig  (Read 729 times)

Offline CeePac

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Minnow head on horizontal jig
« on: Dec 28, 2018, 02:39 PM »
Newbie here!  2nd year ice fishing and finally got my own gear! Question on baiting the jig...

Do I use two minnow heads for a horizontal jig (one on each hook or do you only use one minnow head and put it towards the front of the lure?


Offline FishDSc

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Re: Minnow head on horizontal jig
« Reply #1 on: Dec 28, 2018, 02:41 PM »
I usually put one head on the front hook, or wax worms, etc.

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Re: Minnow head on horizontal jig
« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2018, 08:35 PM »
Usually front.  When you have one on the tail, it usually kills the lure action.  Depending on actual lure and chunk of tipped.  Some it's better on tail.

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Offline TNT5859

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Re: Minnow head on horizontal jig
« Reply #3 on: Dec 28, 2018, 09:10 PM »
Usually front.  When you have one on the tail, it usually kills the lure action.  Depending on actual lure and chunk of tipped.  Some it's better on tail.

I would agree, depends on the lure

Offline Elkhnter

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Re: Minnow head on horizontal jig
« Reply #4 on: Jan 08, 2019, 03:59 PM »
Always put the minnow head on the front hook but barb that faces back towards the bait or belly..
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Re: Minnow head on horizontal jig
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2019, 09:04 PM »
What species are you using that lure to jig for? If pike or walleye it won't matter what hooks you choose to bait.  Fish usually have to be in a pretty aggressive feeding mood to a hit a lure like that or a chubby darter or lindy darter and often no bait is needed at all then. If the bite is slow I would use a standard jig with a full minnow.

Offline CAP207

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Re: Minnow head on horizontal jig
« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2019, 07:47 AM »
front hook
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