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How To Fish Grubs On A Jighead | Bass Fishing

January 14, 2020

There we are! That was easy. Just a little
grub on a jig head. Ooh, he wants to play today. This is candy man, they just cannot
resist this, cannot resist it. Come on, don’t go under the boat. It’s light line, you gotta
take your time getting them in. Look at this, look at this. Here we go. Fell victim to a grub here on a jig head.
That’s were talking about today. Today I’m gonna show you how to rig it, what type of
equipment to use. And then I’m gonna take you on the water and show you what techniques
you can use for fishing a grub on a jig head. Hey folks, Glenn May, here with
Today I want to talk to you about fishing grubs. Grubs on a jig head to be specific. If you’re not sure how to rig this, I’ve
got a video on how to rig grubs, It’s linked underneath this video here, you can take a
look at that later, but right now you talk to you about the different equipment and terminal
tackle to use and then I’m going to take you out and show you how to fish it. So first off, what I’m using here is a ball
head jig and it’s got a wire guard on there. It’s a real light wire hook. It’s about a
1/0 hook, thin for finessing but the guard on there keeps some of the weeds and gunk
off of it and prevents it from getting hung up and stuff. Tied to it I’m using 6 pound fluorocarbon
line. The fluorocarbon gives me gives me that sensitivity I need to feel those light bites
plus it’s clearer in water and doesn’t get to be seen as much. It’s a little more invisible,
if you will. I fish in real clear water so that’s important. Because we’re using real light line we need
to match it up with the right rod. So a medium, light action rod. . . that’s the kind that
you want, because if you have anything heavier than that you risk breaking the line or straightening
out that hook during the fight and during the hook set. So medium light action spinning
outfit is what we are doing. Let me tell you little bit about the weight
here. This weight is just an eighth ounce weight. That’s a great starting point. Good
all round size to use. A lot of the bites come on the fall, so you want a nice slow
fall. You can go up to a quarter ounce weight if you want. If you’re fishing really deep
that’s not a problem, but I wouldn’t really want to go any higher than that. So you don’t
need a whole bunch of jig heads. Just get yourself an eighth ounce, quarter ounce, maybe
a three eighth but no, that’s even too much. That’s all you need. Simple set up. Now we’re
ready to go. Now you know the equipment. Now you know the gear. Let’s go out fishing. All right, so what I’m fishing here is kind
of a rocky point, some underwater boulders, with no weeds, which is a great place to fish
this rig. Even though I have a wire guard here for weeds, I don’t have to worry about
it because I don’t have any weeds. Really all it takes is a nice light cast you
don’t want to throw it out really far. Just throw it out, and then let it sink a little
bit and then you’re going to reel it back. That’s the first technique I’m going to show
you here. So you just cast that grub out there. Let
it fall. I flip the bail, and then all we are going to do is a steady retrieve. Point
the rod tip down towards the water and slowly bring it back. And try to follow the contour
of the bottom. So you might want give it a little pause, let it sink a little bit and
then reel again. And that’s all we are going to do, is follow this point on out and see
if there are any fish hanging out on the bottom. Now the bite sometimes is real subtle, so
you have to pay real close attention to feeling that. So I like to put the rod at a little
bit of an angle here. It’s a little bit easier to detect the bite. Now to set the hook, because this wire, light
wire hook it’s exposed and you’re only using 6 pound test, you don’t have to set the hook
really hard. Matter of fact if you really pop it hard, you’re just going to break the
line or straighten out that hook. So instead just reel a bit harder, just pull back on
it and you will set the hook. It doesn’t take much effort to get that light wire hook to
go past the barb in the fish’s mouth and then you have them. So let me show you one other way I like to
fish this. And that is, you throw it out there and let it fall. In this case you are going
to let fall way to the bottom, so when you do pay real close attention to that line.
If there are any fish that hits it while it’s falling the line will pop, twitch, jump, jerk,
do something like that. If that happens you want to set the hook. Now it’s at the bottom, all you’re going to
do it point the rod tip down towards the water and now lift it up to about the 11 o’clock
position and then let it fall. And all I’m doing is I’m letting, I’m following the drop
with the rod tip and I’m reeling up the slack as I do it. I’m not moving the bait ahead
with the reel, I’m doing that with the rod. So just lift up, slowly, and just let it fall,
flutter right back down. A lot of times those bites occur right as the bait is falling. And that’s really all there is to it to fishing
grubs, it’s very simple, straightforward. The thing about though, here’s a little tip,
if you’re catching fish on crankbaits, matter of fact this is a really good place to . . . anywhere
you throw crank baits, that’s where you want to throw this, but if you are catching fish
on crankbaits and the bite dies off. Pick up a grub and go back through those areas
and you will start catching fish again. So you can cover a lot of water doing it this
way, too. Great way to catch a lot of fish. Now, I’ll fish a little bit differently in
the summer than I do in say the spring. In the summer I’m fishing a little bit deeper.
I’m fishing main lake points, I might fish humps, that sort of thing. Whereas in the
spring I will go shallow, I will go back to coves, flats, secondary points, those are
the things I will be targeting. Great bait to use during those times of the year especially
when the fish are active and feeding on bait fish. For more tips and tricks like this visit


  • Reply MrPanchito2233 June 9, 2016 at 2:50 am

    this is one that I fished with a long time ago. I'm glad you made a video of this and it's refreshing my memory.

  • Reply SteveTX June 9, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Bassin' Magazine!!!!

  • Reply Rich Adam June 9, 2016 at 2:59 am

    berkely baits are the best catching candy

  • Reply Richard Cone jr June 9, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Good video need to go fishing

  • Reply Michael Brown June 9, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Nice video

  • Reply Steve Henry June 9, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Great tips. Although the small # test & light wire hook scare me here in Texas, I need to give this a try when the bite is tough.

  • Reply Dave Hill Jr June 9, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Great video as always. Will give this a try this weekend.

  • Reply Thomas Kleinjohn June 9, 2016 at 4:13 am

    This is a great video .But I'v been fishing grubs for years it has always been a very successful go to bait

  • Reply Jason Phillips Jr June 9, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for the tips

  • Reply Dave Norton June 9, 2016 at 4:54 am


  • Reply Jacob Smith June 9, 2016 at 7:03 am

    As always love your tips and advice, keep em coming.

  • Reply Nate Cassera June 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

    You keep giving away my secret grub tips haha. another good one Gene a grub is one of the best techniques when the bite is slow. keep em coming!

  • Reply Riverbassin June 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

    grubs get it done

  • Reply Llewellyn Lulu June 9, 2016 at 11:48 am

    What are the odds of the wire that assists in not getting caught up in shrubs (or similar) getting in the way of setting the hook?  It looks quite stiff and only leaves a very small area where the hook's exposed?  Or is it a case of the bass taking the bait from the tail and therefore not having an effect?

  • Reply Richard Smith June 9, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Recently got back to bass fishing after about 25 yrs of not doing it. These videos make it easier to relearn what I've forgot how to do. Great video and great website to learn from

  • Reply jim casto June 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I fish a small pond at one of the parks here in Texas. grubs are the favorite food it seems. they bite on other rigs ,but grubs mostly. Glad to see the video on these, they can teach a lot of what we are doing wrong

  • Reply JR June 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Love it.  Thanks for the info.  Really appreciate your videos.

  • Reply jose huergo June 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Way to go!! Very informative.

  • Reply C S June 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Good stuff

  • Reply Joe Wait June 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Great vid ☺ Really appreciate how you always break things down. I can't wait to put these tips to use!

  • Reply Tanya Carnahan June 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    awesome video. thank you for the tips

  • Reply Tr Whitford June 9, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the informative video.

  • Reply Chris Buehler June 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    great information. Really enjoy fishing grubs

  • Reply MegaBuckstalker June 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    A 4" grub is a killer bait after the spawn…fished deep of course. Awesome video!

  • Reply John Michael Mac Donald June 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Like suggestion when biting on cranks die off try grubs.

  • Reply Daniel Strasser June 9, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    this is a great channel.  Thanks for all the info.

  • Reply Terry Gritts June 9, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I am going to need more tackle boxes! Thank God for the VA to pay for my funeral when my wife finds out how much I spend on tackle, LOL,

  • Reply Route262 June 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    good video

  • Reply Tony Yoon June 9, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    i will put a bass on a grub this year.

  • Reply CopperClad June 9, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Glenns a grub lover!

  • Reply C2_ Bassin June 9, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I use grubs all the time at my pond and bass love it

  • Reply reaper07007 muckle June 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I always enjoy BassResource and their staff to help improve my fishing techniques.

  • Reply ChrisCatchesFish June 9, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Awesome tip for using grubs!

  • Reply TM TB June 9, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Sweet tips

  • Reply Tough TV Outdoors June 9, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Great video as always!~ Looking forward to many more~

  • Reply Reed DeMarco June 9, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I was just fishing a chartreuse grub on a ball head jig today. They'd hit it on a hop, hop, pause retrieve. What I have to fix is my braid getting knotted up on my spinning rod after a cast for an hour or so. Maybe line twist? Was fishing a Texas rig senko first. Any advice?

  • Reply Brady Sheppard June 9, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Very informational! Great video.

  • Reply Odin Robinson June 9, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Great tips for using grubs!

  • Reply Joe Roberson June 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks Glen!

  • Reply basscat2007 June 9, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    very good job Glen as always.

  • Reply Shawn Seeley June 9, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Great tips. Love learning as much as I can about bass fishing!

  • Reply Rick Kapuscinski June 9, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Great info

  • Reply ratrod47 June 9, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I am going to have to fish this technique more often with a grub. Great video Gene.

  • Reply Jack Herron June 10, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I sure like this video. Great info.

  • Reply Clyde Young June 10, 2016 at 2:15 am

    nice video

  • Reply Clyde Young June 10, 2016 at 2:18 am

    works great on grass edges with falling tide

  • Reply larry stokes June 10, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Always like to fish grubs – everything seems to hit them. Videos are excellent.

  • Reply Jacob Conroy June 10, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Very helpful thanks

  • Reply ratrod47 June 10, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Thank you for the correction. I apologize to Glen,

  • Reply puddledivr June 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Good tips. Thanks!

  • Reply Jerry Connett June 10, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Jigs, Grubs, and Grassbeds. A good combination.

  • Reply Clint Ballinger June 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    This should come in handy thanks ive never really used grubs

  • Reply Frank Malek June 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Gotta try the ole grub on a round head weedless jig again, been a while…

  • Reply Floyd Bradley June 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm


  • Reply mwmnmwm June 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    discovered a few years back the small walleyes love these in white , go about as small as you can, 2"in small jig heads (the cheap ones are fine cause your gonna snag) is best and work around rocks and along the bank in general at night while your setting around doing some catfishing. great time killer, we even get other fish too, rock bass, gar, drums, and the rare smallie.

  • Reply MN Bass Addict June 10, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Cool. I never use a simple grub and jig head for bass

  • Reply Eric S. June 10, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Another good vid. Keep them coming.

  • Reply Joy Buckenham June 10, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    great tips keep them comming thankyou

  • Reply Michael Stearns June 11, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Grub on a jig head? Im in!! Thanks for the tips!!

  • Reply Tyler Johnson June 11, 2016 at 1:10 am

    also in the early morning or late evening, fishing a grub over brush piles in the summer also produces a lot of good quality fish

  • Reply Hookem Bass June 11, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Thanks another one in the bag

  • Reply James Wilson June 11, 2016 at 1:58 am

    That looks like a blast! Really get to enjoy fighting the fish with light tackle.

  • Reply Pittie_Dad June 11, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Always informative.

  • Reply DJ Gardner June 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Great video. Thanks for the tips.

  • Reply David Shields June 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Use a 4 inch Zoom dead ringer in place of a grub. Deadly around riprap and bridge pilings. Caught a 9-6 and 7-8 largemouth on back to back weekends using that combo

  • Reply Joel Dewey June 11, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Great baits

  • Reply Jerry Connett June 11, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Thumbs up! Everyone should subscribe to hear these great tips from Bass Resource! Combine information with expertise and you have Bass Resource, your pro fishing buddy all year long.

  • Reply Robert Bruch June 11, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    they also make exellent trailers on the back of spinner baits and buzz baits.

  • Reply Jason Strickland June 12, 2016 at 3:44 am

    As always not a bad little video to learn a few things about how to do certain things while fishing.

  • Reply Charles Cummins June 12, 2016 at 5:03 am

    If it's free it's me!

  • Reply Damon Logan June 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Let's go get'em!

  • Reply Superfly263 June 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    It's awesome how simple this is compared to the rigs many of us use for Bass.

  • Reply Junior Mears June 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Another great video. Keep those tips coming.

  • Reply Jacob Gardner June 12, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Great videos . I sometimes use jig heads with 6 " worms .

  • Reply rich warren June 12, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    the best baits hands down. 30 plus yrs

  • Reply Christian Mckinney June 12, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you the helping tip. Keep'em coming.

  • Reply Matthew Broser June 13, 2016 at 3:27 am

    If not for this video, my grubs and jigheads may have continued collecting dust in my tackle box. Actually, that's not true; I use jigheads for shaky head fishing and grubs for dropshotting and texas-rigging. Well, at least now my grubs and jigheads are reunited ("and it feels so good").

  • Reply William Duncan June 13, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Next mission grubs

  • Reply Dreamland Adventures June 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Awesome tips, glad to see pro's helping amateurs like myself to catch bigger fish.

  • Reply Jerry Lopez June 13, 2016 at 11:32 am

    phew! I barley had time to comment

  • Reply ray baldwin June 13, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    good video

  • Reply ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ June 13, 2016 at 2:42 pm


  • Reply Tommy C June 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Great Video

  • Reply Tom Waterhouse June 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Love the tips you offer, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Stevan Latinovic June 13, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Great vid thanks!

  • Reply John Kindle June 13, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    great info to know i love to fish jig heads I used them almost year round

  • Reply Philip McDaniel June 14, 2016 at 3:30 am

    I always learn something new from your videos. I have had great success with the versatility of grubs and jigs when bank fishing.

  • Reply Michael Barnish June 28, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    love it.

  • Reply Cap Massey August 23, 2016 at 12:51 am

    What lake?????

  • Reply John R. Timmers May 10, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Sweet music

  • Reply Michael Jordon July 20, 2017 at 4:46 am

    most helpful video

  • Reply The Coleman Films September 14, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Down where i live, grubs work alright, but swimbaits are amazing. Just the simple walmart Berkeley, storm, and powerbait swimbaits work amazing. Catch them every time im out.

  • Reply eric w November 6, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    One of my favorite ways to fish. Thanks for the info.

  • Reply Jay Pible March 7, 2018 at 12:31 am

    3oz jig head ftw

  • Reply Paul Deknikker April 9, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Great video and explanation on the grub.

  • Reply Bill Palmisano April 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Grubs the original swimbait

  • Reply Paul Van Tries September 1, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Best tip ever ! I find it easy to do the, it worked last week, so I wont change with new conditions. You have helped so much. Old guys don't like change ! THANKS Glen

  • Reply ryan bingham September 1, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Grubs suck where I'm at. All about those crawfish!

  • Reply Chris Kiehart March 16, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    What inch is best to Use Grubs 3 inch or 4 inch Thanks much

  • Reply Chris Kiehart April 14, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Am New to Fishing with Grubs hope i learn Quick lol

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