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Best Mid Depth Vertical Jigging Bait

Omnia collects thousands of detailed fishing reports from anglers across the country to power our local recommendations. Here are the top Soft Baits recommendations for using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique mentioned in fishing reports from anglers near you.

Bobby Garland 2" Baby Shad

$3.79

Reported by
Dan Bruski

Crystal Lake (84) (MN)

Dan Bruski reported catching Crappie using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and Bobby Garland 2" Baby Shad on Crystal Lake (84). Additional comments from this report: "Spotting fish balls on sidescan and downscan. I found some sort of strange structure at 15’. Been pulling decent crappies out. It’s near the first point by the awesome house. I’d be happy to share location if I can figure out how. I took my kids with tonight. The pic shows a “sunfish” not a crappie, but it was in the same spot. "

Reported by
Brian Coburn

Hillsdale Lake (KS)

Brian Coburn reported catching Crappie using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and Bobby Garland 2" Baby Shad on Hillsdale Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Took my kayak out today to give it a try. Found a honey hole and caught me a mess of crappie."

Reported by
Trent Ellis

Stockton Lake

Trent Ellis reported catching Crappie using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and Bobby Garland 2" Baby Shad on Stockton Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Crappie are setup on bluff walls with the river channel swinging next to them. Fish a chartreuse bait with a pink jighead. Fish vertically in 15-25 feet and let the bait suspend over them."

Bobby Garland Baby Shad Swim'r

$3.79

Reported by
Doug Thiem

Lake May (MN)

Doug Thiem reported catching Crappie using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and Bobby Garland Baby Shad Swim'r on Lake May. Additional comments from this report: "Slow soft bite in 10 feet of water off the humps. "

Reported by
Keith Mccullough

Skiatook Lake (OK)

Keith Mccullough reported catching Crappie using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and Bobby Garland Baby Shad Swim'r on Skiatook Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Find brush in deep creek channels around 10 to 20 ft and jig the bait above the structure. Keep the bait very still, you don’t need to move the bait at all, just dead stick it. "

Reported by
Brad Norred

Lay Lake (AL)

Brad Norred reported catching Crappie using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and Bobby Garland Baby Shad Swim'r on Lay Lake. Additional comments from this report: "Caught 30 in no time. Fish were really active on tops in about 15-20 feet today."

BFishN Tackle AuthentX Moxie Curltail Ringworm

$3.29

Reported by
Scott Clark

Pool 4 - Redwing Dam (WI)

Scott Clark reported catching Walleye using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and BFishN Tackle AuthentX Moxie Curltail Ringworm on Pool 4 - Redwing Dam. Additional comments from this report: "Look for seams in the current. Depending on the current and how open the dam is, you may need to go from 3/8oz up to 1oz for the jig. Play with the weight until you find enough to keep you in contact with the bottom. Deadstick on a drift with the ringworms can be quite effective on a slow day. You can also try a slow troll upstream with the ringworms (.5mph) Can pair a ringworm on a Dubuque rig with a 3 way and a #6 octopus. Put a fathead on the hook. (Remember this counts as two lines on the river). If the fish are not on the seams use your electronics and look on the flats just below the wingdams. Beware of the wingdams with low water levels."

Reported by
Austin Williams

Lake of the Woods (US) (MN)

Austin Williams reported catching Walleye using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and BFishN Tackle AuthentX Moxie Curltail Ringworm on Lake of the Woods (US). Additional comments from this report: "Fishing on the rainy river was a little slow with the cold water temps, but we were able to put some nice walleyes in the boat along with a bonus sturgeon. We focused on the edge of the channel breaks pitching our jigs into shallow water and popping it off the edge. We would do a slow controlled drift with the trolling motor. Plastics performed better than live bait. Pink and orange were the best colors for us. 1/2 oz or 3/8 oz jigs worked best to keep the bait in the strike zone. "

Reported by
Tanner Raschke

Lake of the Woods (US) (MN)

Tanner Raschke reported catching Walleye using the Vertical Jigging Mid Depth (10-19') technique and BFishN Tackle AuthentX Moxie Curltail Ringworm on Lake of the Woods (US). Additional comments from this report: "Fishing the Rainy River. Ice had skimmed over the river and it took a while to clear up but we were able to hop around and try a few different styles of fishing. With the cold water and falling water some of the fish we caught were in deeper pockets from 12-18ft adjacent to shallow flats on the edge of current seams, We spot locked and vertically jigged 1/2oz jigs with plastics, rainbows, small suckers and frozen shiners along with hair jigs. We fished shallower flats upstream from deeper holes with the 1/4 to 3/8oz jigs again and hair jigs in the 8-12ft range. Using spotlock vertical jigging, pitching jigs to the side or slightly cornering back downstream let the jig roll and hop in the current until it straightens out behind the boat downstream. Most bites would happen right away as our lines straightened out or on the fall jigging. 1/2oz also worked for more aggressive snapping. Dragging jigs upstream at 0.3 mph on shallower flats in 8-12ft worked well too. 1/4-1/2oz jigs pitched back behind the boat and jigged just enough to touch bottom when dropping the rod tip back a couple feet was key. Jigs with plastics like the rage simmer and keitech fat swing or BfishN moxie or pulseR worked the best. Pulling shallow diving minnow crank baits upstream at 1mph to 1.5mph on 3 way rigs with 2 or 3oz weights 12-16" down on lighter mono with 5-6ft leaders of 12lb flourocarbon back to the lure worked well for bigger fish"

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