Pitbull Tackle UV Dead Eye Jig
- An Ultra-Realistic Jig that can be used for a Variety of Fish Species -
The Pitbull Tackle UV Dead Eye Jig has taken the market by storm. These jigs blend both a super-realistic paint job with a natural baitfish profile to deliver an irresistible lure. Modeled after some of the most common baitfish species in the ocean, the Dead Eye Jigs give any angler the edge over traditional lures. Each jig is created with both Glow-in-the-Dark and UV-Enhancement (to see the difference between UV and Glow click here). These two enhancements together create a jig unlike any other in its class, offering the ultimate visibility when underwater. Each jig also features a super sharp wide gap hook to keep fish hooked better during long fights or deep hooksets. These color enhancements alongside the darting action of the Dead Eye Jig have already proven themselves to be hugely successful on vast numbers of species. From vertical jigging Cutthroat Trout in the high desert of Nevada to retrieving them just below the surface near foaming Tuna in California, the Pitbull Tackle UV Dead Eye Jig is a must-have in any angler's tackle box.
How To Fish
Jigs like the Dead Eye are a great bait to have in your arsenal due to the fact they they are extremely diverse. The profile and colors of these jigs allow them to be fished for a wide variety of predatory fish. The smaller sizes such as the 2oz (4" length) jig can be used with great success on inland lakes for species like Lake Trout and Lahontan Cutthroat Trout when vertical jigging is the hot bite. The 4oz and 6oz jigs are popular sizes for inshore and coastal species such as Calico Bass and Rockfish, and the 8oz sizes have proven successful on halibut up and down the Pacific Northwest.
Vertical Jigging on the Bottom: These lures excel in jigging fish which are either suspended in the water column or are holding tight to the bottom. Dropping the lure straight down and jigging around the active fish can trigger aggressive reaction strikes from feeding fish. Free-spool your bait all the way down to the fish. If using a graph/fishfinder, oftentimes the schools of fish are visible. If fishing around rocky reefs or bottoms, typically fishing near the bottom is a good start. When jigging, begin by lifting the rod tip up; this will cause the jig to jump quickly off the bottom. Immediately after, drop the rod tip down so that the jig can fall on slack line. This will cause the jig to flutter and dance its way back down to the bottom. Oftentimes fish will bite as the jig is falling back down to the bottom. Repeating this process around structure is usually a highly-effective way to target fish.
**Note - If snagging is causing issues, there are many different options for rigging these jigs. The single hook included is the most versatile hook for the widest variety of fishing. If you feel fish biting but they seem to be short-striking or missing the hook, you might want to switch to a treble hook to increase your hookups. Keep in mind that a treble hook is far easier to snag on the bottom. Another rigging option when fishing in extremely dense structure is to remove the included single hook and attach two assist hooks to the top attachment ring (where you would typically tie your line to on top of the jig). This rigging style is commonly used by fisherman fishing jacks and grouper in shipwrecks or artificial reefs with a lot of snags.
Jigging for Suspended Fish and Swimming the Dead Eye: The same process can be used for targeting fish that are suspended in the water column. Using a graph/fishfinder is going to be the quickest way to locate and target your target fish. Allowing the jig to drop to the desired depth and repeating the jigging presentation can put large numbers of fish in the boat very quickly. The Dead Eye Jigs can also be used with a cast-and-retrieve method. These lures also offer an enticing side-to-side swimming action which can be used to an angler's advantage. Casting towards schools of feeding fish near the surface can be largely effective and is another reason these jigs deserve a place in any anglers tackle box.
Sizes (4): 2oz, 4oz, 6oz, 8oz
Colors (8): Black Silver, Blue Mackerel, Glow, Green Mackerel, Purple Black, Sardine, Scrambled Squid, Tony Tiger
- 2oz: 4"
- 4oz: 5"
- 6oz: 5.75"
- 8oz: 6.25"