You think it's simple to rig a jig? Well, you're right. But we've seen all kinds of crazy attempts at rigging through the years, so in this video, senior editor Lenny Rudow displays the proper way to rig both shad body and paddle tail jigs. If you're not 100 percent sure you're rigging your fishing lures the way they were intended to be rigged, give this a look before the next time you go fishing.


You've got this one down pat? Good deal. But if some more in-depth info is what you're after, don't forget that in The Search for Stripers, the second episode of Got Bait?, Lenny Rudow and Shawn Kimbro discuss rigging in detail—including some advanced techniques like how to "hot-rod" a soft plastic jig. Okay folks, now let's go catch 'em up!


For more advanced jig rigging techniques, tune in to Got Bait? The Search for Stripers.

Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld,, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.