The water areas in eastern Finland offers the best prerequisites for jigging by its healthy fish stocks and number of the catch. We can acquire such a catch that you wouldn´t even thought to have! Jigging can be done by shores also, and we have excellent destinations for that too.
The most pursued catch is zander, pike, and perch. Jigging can be done thorough the open water season when you understand the species-specific behavior and way of life. Fishing guides that are specialized to jigging are aware of those special technics that get a result. Successful jigging for big fish offers experience that you have never had before!
Rods used in jigging are usually about about 6 to 8 feet long, 0.12-0.30mm colored braid line depending on pursued fish, jigging hooks and jigs itself. Reels our guides uses are high-quality 20, 25 and 30 sized front braked spinning reels or baitcast reels depending on preferences. Wire traces are usually 0.10-1.2mm thick fluorocarbon, monofil, or other steel wire trace.
The popularity of jigging rest on effectivity, easiness, and versatility. Jigging is very much possible with only one fishing set that has built for jigging. It can be done nearly everywhere for example by shores or by rowing boat. Fishing electronics in boats such as different echo sonars make easier to find the fish and thus the whole fishing hobby might get more interesting. First-rate electronics and right reading of the sonar are important when fisher pursue for success with jigging by boat.
Side scan sonar can be a great advantage when larger are pursued in shallow water. Individual fish can be marked in sonars when the map shows that fish as a dot. Thus, we can focus on fishing those marked fish and we can easily change the spinning direction without disturbing the fish. This fishing method is very effective in shallow water. The actual precision fishing with awesome bites!
The most recent sonar´s live technology also allows real time tracking of the fish and fishing can be targeted to large individual predator. As the live technology develops jigging get also fine nuances: precision jigging, vertical wire, vertical jigging…there are numerous terms on this method. Some of our alliance guides utilizes live technology as part of their services. You should ask us if you want to experience this fishing method.
Our guides master all the common fishing methods that are used in jigging, such as:
Traditional spin jigging is the most popular way to fish with jig. Spin jigging can be used to fish pike, zander, and perch or even to cyprinid with small jigs. Size of the lures are chosen by the targeted catch, used weights starts from just the hook up to 40-gram size. The most popular weights on spin jigging vary between 3 to 12 grams. Those jigging weights are typically used in 1-to-8-meter depth water.
Lures that are used in microjigging are typically very small. Fishing happens with short and flexible rod when even the smallest fish are noted and hooked easily. Line is also very thin in order that spinning the lures are possible reasonably. Perch and zander are targeted species with microjigging. Perch fishing are perfect especially in those times when fishing in shallow water. Optimal depth of water are usually 0,5-to-2 meters yet for example in autumns when perch flock microjigging are reasonable in deeper water also. Microjigging is not suitable those times when you are fishing among mixed flock where are pikes. Wire trace is usually a bit thinner so the lure floats better. In this case, even the smallest fish will not frighten the wire trace.
By microjigging you can often catch other species also, such as bream, ide, and big roach. The variety of catch are very wide by this fishing method. Large perch that hunt smaller fish will also accept the microjig very well during the whole open water season in different depth areas.
In dropshot jigging the weight lies in the end of wire trace and a jig above that. This combination is casted same way as the normal jig head. Dropshot has some advantages such as that jig can be floated very slowly while the weight drags the bottom, and jigs movement can be emphasized by fisher´s own idiom. Jig can also be set to the best fishing depth or length from used weight. Insofar as there are lots of wood or rocks in bottom, jig will not stick to bottom so easily in this technique. Dropshot is usually used to perch and zander but also to pike when they are passive and not eating actively. Sometimes smaller jigs improve fish´ willingness to eat and they can trigger other fish to eat also in certain areas.
We welcome you to get acquainted with diverse jigging with us!