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Jig Heads For Muddy/clay Bottoms

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I see a lot of threads about football heads and shaky heads for a rocky bottom, but any suggestions for a mucky lake bottom? Most of the ponds here in Illinois I fish fit that description and I was wondering if anyone prefers a specific jig type for this equation or would any old jig head do?

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I see a lot of threads about football heads and shaky heads for a rocky bottom, but any suggestions for a mucky lake bottom? Most of the ponds here in Illinois I fish fit that description and I was wondering if anyone prefers a specific jig type for this equation or would any old jig head do?

When you fish a muck bottom weight is more important than head style but so are better than others. The best overall is a round head, it has no resistance being pulled out and if you use a weight that doesn't completely buey it you should be able to fish it effectively. I make a finesse jig in a round head and it is excellent on a lake that I fish that has a lot of sediment so if you need a jig choose the round head.

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X2 on the round head, or even a small football. I fish a lot of ponds like that also and go with a 1/8 oz. Instead of the traditional fiber guard, I go with a single coated wire guard. It seems to work better on the real light jigs. All black seems to be best also.

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