Bassdozer's Weedless Spoon Jigs for Fresh or
by Russ Bassdozer
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Bassdozer's Weedless Spoon Jigs for Fresh or Saltwater
1/2 oz Spoon Jig ~ Tin (Unpainted)
3/4 oz Spoon Jig ~ Chrome (Painted)
3/4 oz Spoon Jig ~ Green Pumpkin
3/4 oz Spoon Jig ~ Black
From the photos, construction and its name, some people may
mistakenly of the Spoon Jig as a spoon - but it is not a spoon.
The Spoon Jig is more of a jig head that works best with long
(5" and up) relatively straight tailed soft baits and gives
them anywhere from a fast tail-whipping action to a slow and
snakey S-action depending on the bait.
Think of the Spoon Jig as a wobble plate that makes soft baits
wiggle and roll with the sinuous S-shaped swimming action of live
baitfish, worms and eels.
Also, many anglers have been using my Spoon Jigs with
solid-bodied and hollow-center swimbaits/ It does not add action
to swimbaits on the retrieve, but it does make swimbaits weedless
- and it makes swimbaits wobble as they fall.
- The Spoon Jig has an aerodynamic streamlined shape that makes
for extra long distance casts, even against a stiff breeze.
- Has a heavy duty 5/0 Mustad UltraPoint hook, and two-prong
adjustable black nylon-coated wire guard.
Spoon Jigs come in two weights, both the same shape, size and
everything the same except the weight:
- 1/2 oz Tin Model. Unpainted.
- 3/4 oz Lead Model. Painted various colors.
Both the 1/2 and 3/4 oz sizes produce identical swimming
Both have the same heavy duty, long shank 5/0 Mustad
UltraPoint spinnerbait hook and a two-prong wire weedguard.
- A Lip for Soft Baits. Think of the Spoon Jig as a
diving lip that makes a soft bait wiggle and roll like a lipped
crankbait or plastic-lipped jerkbait. It's like a crankbait bill
for soft baits, except snagless!
- Aerodynamic. Streamlined shape makes for extra long
distance casts, even against a stiff breeze.
- Wire Brush Guard. Can be fine-tuned for the optimum
hookset under any and all conditions. Has equivalent
snag-resistance as standard fiber brush guard - except the wires
can be precisely adjusted for the conditions at hand. In open
water, bend brushguard down and out to the sides below the hook
so the point is exposed.
- Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Line Tie Eye. You may
carefully bend the line tie eye up ro down in order to fine-tune
the swimming action of whatever soft bait you're using. There's
almost always a "sweet spot" where the angle of the
line tie eye (bent up or bent down) will result in the most
- Triple Cone Cut Keeper Collar. Each cone has 360
degrees of bait-gripping power, or 1,080 degrees of bait-grip in
all. The amply spaced and ringed cones like those shown are the
best of all ways to hold soft plastic baits securely. Even holds
better than glue!
Flip It. Can be flipped or pitched into tight cover
like any weedless jig except it wiggles enticingly on the way
down as it is falling. Let it hit bottom, hop it a bit, then swim
it out, wiggling its tail all the way.
Cast and Retrieve It. Can be fished shallow or deep,
and attracts suspended bass in mid-depths. Comes through cover
surprisingly swell! Equally at home in shallow cover or off deep
points and ledges - or anywhere.
About the Wire Weed Guard. It can be fine-tuned for the
optimum hookset under any and all conditions. The wire can be
adjusted up or down and squeezed in or spread out. Can be
fine-tuned for clean open water or for light, medium or heavy
weed and snag defense.
- In clean, open water with little or no weeds or bottom
obstacles to snag on, bend both wires down and in to the sides so
the wires sit below the hook point.
- In weedier or snaggier conditions, adjust the wires up and
fanned out more to the sides for more snag defense.
Keep in mind, the two-prong wires are often more helpful used
as side deflectors (vee'd out to the sides) rather than straight
up directly in front of the point.
In tough areas, it will surprise you how snag-resistant this
jig head can be, wiggling its way through the snags.
Best of all, the wires really don't hamper the fish's strike.
The wires do not interfere with your hookset.
How to Attach to Your Line. In thick or grassy cover,
you may desire to tie directly to the heavy duty stainless steel
line tie eye. The reason to tie direct is it's the most weedless
way to avoid getting weeds or debris piled on the front. Or you
may use a stout split ring and tie to the ring. Or use a reliable
snap. It doesn't make much difference in terms of action or
fish-catching ability. They're all good ways to tie your line to
the Spoon Jig.
Fine-tuning the Swimming Action. You may carefully bend
the line tie eye up or down in order to fine-tune the swimming
action of whatever soft bait you're using. There's almost always
a "sweet spot" where the angle of the line tie eye
(bent up or bent down) will result in the most lifelike action
with a particular bait.
Use Big Worms, Flukes, Slug-Gos, Senkos, etc. The Spoon
Jig is ideal for any beefy worms or long-bodied soft baits over
five inches long. You've seen Senkos shimmy and wiggle before,
just never with an eel-like S-shaped swimming motion like this!
Slug-Gos develop a fast-whipping tail motion like a frantic
baitfish that bass can't resist. Many other long-bodied baits
have enhanced swimming actions, which can be adjusted. with the
Spoon Jig. You see, the line tie eye is stainless steel and also
adjustable. So you can fine-tune the swimming action of any bait
used on a Spoon Jig.
Top down: 5" Yamamoto Senko, 5-3/4" Kut Tail, 6"
Senko, 6-1/2" Kut Tail, 7" Senko, 10" Kut Tail,
12" Curly Tail
Yamamoto's new 10" Kut Tail and 12" Kurly Tail (or most
any brand or model of big worm) will swim with lifelike action on
the spoon jig heads. It's very easy, just reel steadily, and the
spoon jig creates all the irresistible swimming movement, plus
it's snagless. What could be easier?
Spoon Jig makes any swimbait weedless in the heaviest cover and
swimbaits will swagger and sway like wounded baitfish when you
let them fall.
Many anglers also favor the spoon jigs for big hollow
belly swimbaits, even though the protruding spoon looks a little
odd in front of a swimbait body. However, if bass really cared
about that, then you'd never catch another bass on a long-billed
deep-diving crank, so don't worry about the spoon jig's bill
either. What swimbait anglers love most is that the spoon jig
gives a swimbait a flipping, flopping, swerving, side-to-side
fall when it sinks and of course. it's snagless. So you can swim
a swimbait in the heart of thick cover, right in the lunkers'
dens. Then let it drop strategically right in fornt of a lunker's
hidout. The spoon jig will make a swimbait flip, flop and swerve
to the bottom like an injured big baitfish that's out of control.
Well. it's more than any lunker can resist!
Rigged with 7-1/2" Lunker City Slug-Go. Is this the best
soft plastic jig and tail combo for Northeast Atlantic striped
bass fishing? Anglers in the know say so.
Both the 7-1/2" Slug-Go (shown) and the 6" Slug-Go
are perfect dressings for the Spoon Jig.
Rigged with 6" Yamamoto Senko (9L series)
Different soft bait models may exhibit their own unique
swimming styles as they practically spring to life on the Spoon
Jig. For instance:
- A 6" Yamamoto Senko Lite exhibits a more snake-like
"S" action like an eel
- A 6" Lunker City Slug-Go produces a more frantic
tail-whipping action like a sand eel or baitfish
- A 5" Zoom Super Fluke wobbles side-to-side more like a
hard plastic jerkbait or plastic-lipped minnow
5" Zoom Super Fluke and 6" Lunker Ctiy Slug-Go have
incredible swimming actions on Spoon Jigs.
Those are just a few of the many soft baits you can use with
the Spoon Jig.
Use a 6" to 12" length of surgical tubing instead of
soft baits for toothy critters like bluefish or barracuda in
saltwater and pike or musky in freshwater.
For the very deadliest of all striped bass lures in saltwater
(or fresh), use dead rigged eels up to 12 inches long
(please check your local fishing regulations first) lashed
securely to the jig collar with rod-wrapping thread. These pay be
preserved in heavy brine solution (or salted and frozen) between
Use Tough Plastics. The ideal plastics to use with the
Spoon Jig are those with harder, tougher plastic formulations.
Tougher plastic baits last longer when used with the Spoon Jig.
Super soft baits get as many strikes, but do not hold up as long.
Softer baits tear more quickly where the hook exits the body and
need to be replaced more often when used with the Spoon Jig.