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Best Football Jig Reel

Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Reels recommendations for using the Football Jigs technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel

$209.99

Reported by
Dan

Indian Lake (MN)

Dan reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Football Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Indian Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Spent a good hour and a half flipping the grass with a Texas rig and it wasn’t very production. Switched to a jig and caught 17” my first cast and a smaller 14” the second. The rest of the time was more of the same. Cruising the weed flats and slowing working through them and watching the pockets and irregularities in the grass. "

Reported by
T Lo

Little Birch Lake (MN)

T Lo reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Football Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Little Birch Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Fished on Little Birch Lake for the first time ever during the Minnesota Fishing Opener. Scouted around the main lake points and found some fish staging near the first contour 'drops' as they were getting ready to push up into the shallow reeds to bed. Found a creek inflow with running water and hard bottom and did most of my catching there. Lots of quality fish in the two pound range with a handful of three pounders mixed in. Dragged a football jig in about 2-3 fow and caught them until they stopped biting every cast and switched over to a Ned rig to pick off some more."

Reported by
FTFishing

Clitherall Lake (MN)

FTFishing reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Football Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula SV TW103 Casting Reel on Clitherall Lake. Additional comments from this report: "On 9/17 I fished main lake points with a mix of gravel and big rocks. The depth between 15 to 20 feet of water. Not a lot bites but I was able to catch a few smallmouth."

Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel

$269.99

Reported by
Omnia Community Member

Lake Camelot (IL)

Omnia Community Member reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Football Jigs technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Lake Camelot. Additional comments from this report: "Slow dragging jig on points, pop it off bottom every so often. Targeting 10’-16’, the depth range where all the bait is marking on the Helix."

Reported by
Mac

Lake Of The Ozarks (MO)

Bass moving a lot during this fall transition, so covering water is essential. Find docks in 12-20 feet of water and pull football jigs around rocks and brushpiles. In the morning and if the day is cloudy, using a black buzzbait rarely fails here as well. The bite is volatile, so one day it will be fantastic fishing and the next the bite could shut off, so change it up if something isn't working!

Reported by
Trent Ellis

Stockton Lake

Trent Ellis reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Football Jigs technique and Shimano Curado DC Casting Reel on Stockton Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Good fish located on main lake rocky points in 10-15 feet of water. Throwing a football jig or other bottom baits to catch these fish. High sun conditions downsize to a shakey head or ned rig"

Daiwa Tatula 100 Casting Reel

$179.99

Reported by
Ben Nelson

Grace Lake (MN)

Ben Nelson reported catching Largemouth Bass using the Football Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula 100 Casting Reel on Grace Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Offshore transition points were key to finding quality bites. Cycling baits was important to keep the fish fired up."

Reported by
Jay Roberts

Lake Ontario (NY)

Jay Roberts reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Football Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula 100 Casting Reel on Lake Ontario. Additional comments from this report: "Dragging a Strike King Rage Bug rigged on a wobble head produces big bites. Use a 3/4to 1 ounce wobble head with a 3 or 4/0 VMC Wide Gapworm hook. I usually throw the baits on y flipping setup. Braided line helps you feel every rock as you wobble head bounces along the bottom. You can reel slow or most times I drag it a few feet with the rod and reel slack. Make long casts and let the bait drop until your line slacks up. I then just work it back to the boat while maintaining bottom contact the whole time."

Reported by
LipRipper_MN

Lake Pepin (MN, WI)

LipRipper_MN reported catching Smallmouth Bass using the Football Jigs technique and Daiwa Tatula 100 Casting Reel on Lake Pepin. Additional comments from this report: "Found a nice school today midday! Main lake point, look for rock to sand transitions or weed line to rock transitions! Slow drag with random double hops like a crawfish! Tight lines everyone! "

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