The Bass Pro Shops Enticer Pro Series Football Jigs' football-shaped head keeps the hook riding up and features an Eagle Claw® Lazer Sharp® Extra Wide Gap needle point hook and a 44-strand silicone skirt. Accented with natural-looking scale patterns.
Rated 3 out of 5 by rangerbull trailer keepers
I just cant seem to by a good jig online and have to look at them in person. The pics online don't show the keepers for the trailers. I need a good jig with a good keeper to keep my plastic up and tight.
January 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by fshndudley Changed the hook
These jigs used to have a strong wide gap hook and now they have a light wire round bend that bends very easily on hook sets. I hope they change back
May 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mnsabre Not great
Not the best football head jig. Weed guard is totally off and rubber collar is not good. Not sure if its worth $2.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by joefromvirginia Better than they Used to be
Have used twice and have not caught a fish with one yet, but I know it is not the fault of the football jig. Fiber guards are better and holding up, the paint is holding up well. As stated above have used on two different trips and using the same one, so no doubt they are better than they used to be.
Only grip is that the line ties where filled with hard paint.
April 3, 2013
You don't want a football jig. They are for rocky banks and bottoms and should be dragged slowly. For the type of fishing you are suggesting, pick one with a somewhat cone-shaped head. This allows you to come thru the cover you mentioned. Also, you'll probably want to go with a bulkier jig and trailer for a larger profile. I'd go 3/8 or 1/2 oz. depending on water temp and wind.
Color does make a differance depending on the weather conditions. On cold days you cant go wrong with a black and blue color and on blue bird sky i stick with a craw color. Also i fish dale hollow alot which is super clear and i use lighter test which gets me more bites.
3 years, 2 months ago
Top 500 Contributor
Yes, color makes a difference even at those depths. It helps to know what the fish are feeding on so you could use similar colors. Never underestimate the value of size though and keep in mind the variations in retrieve and vibration. Fish in clear water can be the most finicky fish.
Although some strikes will come as the lure falls, I'd say the colors less of a factor. I'd recommend a jig with a rattle in the head in those darker depths, instead of this one. Plus, the paint falls off these really quickly in my experience, and I'll try a different jig next time.
The bait size is all realitive really. A fish depending on species will try to take almost any size bait in it's mouth. A bass that's 13" will hit these jigs just as often as a bass twice it's size. A bitsy jig or finesse jig may offer better chances of hook up depending on fishing location even within the same body of water. If the fishing is slow or depending on the season smaller baits may get you more bites. The weight of the jig you use will depend on how fast you want it to fall, how far it has to fall, and structure or cover you're trying to get into.
Weight of the lure doesnt have much to do with size of fish, but the depth of water does. The deeper the water the heavier the jig you need. If you cant feel the bottom go to a heavier jig. The overall lure size is same just the head size is different. The bass will crush it if you put it on the menu for em'
2 years, 10 months ago
- South Dakota
I like to keep my jigs small. Fish like an easy meal. 1/2 oz works nice for feel.
Any size fish will hit any size jig at a given time and my biggest fish have came off jigs. There are so many variables that affect jig fishing but speaking in basics if conditions allow stick to 1/4 or 3/8. Usually the wind and how deep you fish will determine what size jig you need. Experiment with different size trailers because they will often affect how fast the jig falls and give it a larger appearence when needed.
Any color in the "natural" scheme is your best bet. Green, brown, black, blue...... YES the jig is best when used in thick weeds & any vegitation really. The thicker the cover the heavier jig you need to "punch" thru it. You will pull out weeds but not going in and most bites will be on the fall or just as it hits bottom.
Black and blue, Watermelon red flake, or Black with a few pink strands in the skirt would be my first choice. Keep an assortment of trailers on hand to change out also. I find quite often that changing trailers and not the color of the jig will be the key to catching fish.
the main thing's to consider in color selection for any lure including jig's is water clarity and forage plus weather condition's and depth of water your fishing. if there's one color that seem's to perform under all the above circumstance's, it's black &blue.
there are several way's to fish jig's which include swim, hop, drag and dead stick.try them all and let the fish tell you what presentation they want. football head jig's are best on the drag over rock's and boulder's.