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How To Make Crappie Jigs With Rabbit Zonkers [Lure Recipe]

Crappie jigs are one of my favorite lures to use, hands down. Ironically, it’s because I catch so much more than crappie with them! Crappie, bass, pike, perch, trout…you name it, and I’ve caught it on a crappie jig! And I’m not the only one – more and more anglers nationwide are filling their tackle …

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How To Make Black And Chartreuse Marabou Jigs [Lure Recipe]

Over 65 years ago, the first marabou jigs took the world by storm. Inspired by the marabou streamers fly fishermen used to catch trout, jig makers in the 1950s began tying marabou feathers onto traditional lead head jigs. These “marabou jigs” flowed gently underwater with the lightest of current, offering an extremely natural presentation to …

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The Best Winter Bass Lures For Successful Bass Fishing

Struggling to entice big bass during the winter months? You’re not the only one! Bass fishing in cold weather can get tough. Fortunately, there are handful of baits in particular that turn tough wintertime bass fishing into awesome fish-filled experiences! 🎣 Welcome back to Jig Is Up Lurecraft! Today we’re looking at 5 of the …

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Explode Your Fall Bass Fishing With These 6 Baits

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 10, 2022. It has since been updated with improved pictures and product links. The water surface erupts, broken by eye popping numbers of shad and other baitfish. Pinned against the surface, the humongous school of fish embodies a water-churning panic. The school is easy pickings for …

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Lure Recipe: How To Make Sunrise Twitching Jigs

When you think of salmon fishing, you probably aren’t thinking about twitching jigs. In fact, you’re probably thinking about spoons, spinners, jointed jerkbaits, and other well known baits that are widely associated with salmon fishing. But to those in the know, twitching jigs are a deadly bait for catching big bruiser salmon! If you’re not …

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The Best Soft Plastic Bait Molds For Making Amazing Baits

Soft plastic baits are a big deal. If you’ve shopped for fishing lures much at all, you know what I mean! The store aisles are lined with shelf after shelf of various soft plastic lures in various shapes, sizes, and colors. In fact, picking a soft plastic lure can feel overwhelming very quickly. Unfortunately, picking …

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