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STEPS TO ICE FISHING JIGGING
Whether using an ice fishing rod or hook-and-line method while fishing on the ice, a good technique to try is jigging. You can use ice fishing jigging lures or live ice fishing bait while ice fishing jigging.
Follow these simple steps to practice the various ice fishing jigging techniques:
- Drop your line and let your jig hook sink to the bottom.
- Then slowly (very slowly) raise your bait up about a foot off the bottom.
- You can jig up and down, side to side or up and down and sideways.
- If you are moving your bait too much or too fast, the fish may think it is not worth the effort to go after it. Jigging works best for smaller fish like panfish.
Learn about other Ice fishing techniques in our next section. Learn other ice fishing techniques like tightlining anf other fishing equipment.