Hi AMFishers! This weeks AMFish fishing vlog is about Texas rigged baits vs. flipping jigs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GI1LbacX_wU
Texas rigged baits and flipping jigs are both great baits for bass but there are a few differences between them. A Texas rigged bait is a soft plastic that is rigged a very specific way causing the bait to sit on the bottom slightly upright as well as making it totally weedless.
A flipping jig on the other hand is a full skirt bait that is also weedless as well you being able to rig a soft plastic on the tail end of it as well. It is a bulkier bait due to all the rubber skirt strands that can be fished like the Texas rigged bait, slowly off the bottom, around structure and even fishing it swimming back to the boat.
A Texas rigged bait is more streamlined allowing it to fall through several layers of structure, example thick weeds where as a flipping jig is so much bulkier that it will get hung up in the thicker weeds at times, preventing you from getting it all the way down to where the fish might be.
When it comes to quality of fish you will notice that the size of fish you will catch on a flipping jig and soft plastic trailer will definitely be of bigger quality, but when it comes to quantity of fish being caught that will be the Texas rigged bait.
Both baits work extremely well, but due to some of the difference I wrote about above the results will vary for sure, so having a few of each with you can help you maximize your quantity and quality of fish being caught.
Hope you found this post helpful.
The AMFisH guy…