Because sometimes you just need a jig!
Cast Industries manufactures, centrifugal spincast molds and paints these jig heads. Cast Industries is the largest U.S. manufacturer of jig heads for over 20 years with over 300 customers, including many of the most popular regional, national and worldwide brands of jigs. Even though the brand name on the packaging may be different, it is Cast Industries that actually produces many of the best made jigs on the market
These have the ideal bullet nose shape, weight distribution and sleekness to punch through thick mats of vegetation and whatever other heavy cover.
Premium Mustad Ultra Point Hook. This extra heavy duty hook has a needle sharp point with incredible strength and durability. The Ultra Point is designed not to bend or roll over. The Ultra Point lasts longer under tough flipping, pitching and punching conditions. This is a heavy gauge wire diameter hook for landing big bass with heavy line.
Fiberguard. Extra long and extra thick for extra heavy cover using a heavy rod, reel amd line. In many situations, you may want to thin out and trim short the fiberguard to match your fishing conditions. Think of it as purchasing a fine pair of unhemmed dress slacks. You wouldn't wear unhemmed pants without tailoring them first. So you shouldn't fish these jigs without tailoring the fiberguards to suit the conditions you encounter. The fiberguards come extra long and extra thick. You can shorten or reduce the number of fibers based on the fishing conditions you encounter and the strength of rod, reel, line you are using.
Double Keeper Collar. First, punch jigs have a pronounced ring that makes it quite difficult for a fish to ever pull the skirt down. Second, the spiked keeper barb helps hold soft plastic trailers without easily slipping down the hook.
Punch Jig Fishing Simplified
Punch fishing with heavy Texas rigs is one of the latest fads in bass fishing today. But punching through thick, heavy cover is something I've been doing for thirty-something years - and sometimes you just need a jig to do it.
The punch jig has a pointy, bullet-nosed shape that’s streamlined and best for snaking through thick grass and other debris cleanly. One of the most important aspects to realize is that punch jig fishing is a heavy tackle proposition. Most anglers underestimate the strength of rod, reel and line that’s required for punch jig fishing. If you find you are hanging up and snagging too much, it may be because your rod, reel and line are too light and too flexible to keep the jig out of trouble. Switch to heavier tackle. Next, you want to cast into the best possible spot within your reach where, if you had to pick the one single place where a fish could be, that’s the place to lay your jig down. Then you just let the jig drop to the bottom. Then you do absolutely nothing. Most hits will happen in just about how much time it took to read this. If you don’t get bit during the fall or after waiting and doing nothing for a short while, then you start to drag the jig back to you slowly, up out of the grass or cover, but your best chance to have had a hit is already over by the time you start to drag it back. If you punched into a thick mat of grass, all you can do most times is pull the jig out and make another flip. On the other hand, if there's any room to swim the jig past the grass edge on its way back to the baot, let it sink or swim to bottom once the jig clears the grass edge. As it moves over clean, empty bottom, chances for a hit are low. As it starts to bang and bumble against vegetation or debris, chances for a hit go up. Anytime you lose feel of the bottom, slow down and wait until you feel the jig make bottom contact again. Keep in mind, the most important part of a jig is the soft plastic trailer. The soft plastic trailer is really all the fish wants. If you don’t believe it, try fishing a jig with no trailer, and you won’t do very well. Punch jig fishing really is that simple.
One last tip is that all you'll ever read about punching is with one ounce or even heavier sizes - but that only applies to the thickest of grass mats. Punching is every bit as effective (and sometimes even more productive) using weights as light as 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 oz for thin to medium thickness mats. Anyone can punch with the heavy weights, yet not every situation you face requires the heaviest jig possible. There are many more punching opportunities that can be best served with the lighter weight jigs. You really haven't mastered punching until you can finagle even the light weight jigs through thick vegetation and gnarly tangles of debris.
Punch Jig ~ 1/4 oz ~ Black Gold
Punch Jig ~ 1/4 oz ~ Black Red
Punch Jig ~ 1/4 oz ~ Green Pumpkin
Punch Jig ~ 3/8 oz ~ Black Gold
Punch Jig ~ 3/8 oz ~ Black Red
Punch Jig ~ 3/8 oz ~ Green Pumpkin
Punch Jig ~ 1/2 oz ~ Black Gold
Punch Jig ~ 1/2 oz ~ Black Red
Punch Jig ~ 1/2 oz ~ Green Pumpkin
Details of Punch Jig head construction. From L to R: 1/4 oz (3/0), 3/8 oz (4/0), 1/2 oz (4/0).
Punch Jig ~ 3/8 oz ~ Delta Craw
Punch Jig ~ 1/2 oz ~ Delta Craw
"The Punch Jig - especially in the 1 oz size - is one of my most productive jigs in thick shallow cover all year round," says FINS'nTales photographer/correspondent Bill Bjork
Details of Punch Jig head construction. Top: 3/4 oz (5/0). Bottom: 1 oz (5/0).
Punch Jig ~ 3/4 oz ~ Black Blue Air Trap
Punch Jig ~ 1 oz ~ Black Blue Air Trap
Punch Jig ~ 3/4 oz ~ Black Brown Craw Air Trap
Punch Jig ~ 1 oz ~ Black Brown Craw Air Trap
Punch Jig ~ 3/4 oz ~ Green Pumpkin Air Trap
Punch Jig ~ 1 oz ~ Green Pumpkin Air Trap
3/4 oz Punch Jig ~ Black Bio-Silk
1 oz Punch Jig ~ Black Bio-Silk
3/4 oz Punch Jig ~ Black Blue Bio-Silk
1 oz Punch Jig ~ Black Blue Bio-Silk
3/4 oz Punch Jig ~ Green Pumpkin Bio-Silk
1 oz Punch Jig ~ Green Pumpkin Bio-Silk
Power Fishing Punch Jigs ~ for Finesse Swimming Presentations
Finally, a power jig with finesse! Ideal for flipping and/or swimming presentations!
These jigs are built for power fishing with heavy tackle. The fiberguards are heavy duty and the heads are streamlined to get through the thickest cover. The hooks are intentionally not oversized but the wire diameter is heavy duty. These hooks are made for flipping and for catching the biggest bass out there.
By combining these heavy duty Punch Jigs with Thin Strand skirts, it creates a finesse jig that can be used with heavy tackle for big bass. When big bass refuse to eat a big bulky jig - try one of these.
Punch Jig ~ 1/4 oz ~ Watermelon Thin Strand
Punch Jig ~ 3/8 oz ~ Watermelon Thin Strand
Punch Jig ~ 1/4 oz ~ Green Pumpkin Thin Strand (Note: The actual skirt color is greener than captured in photo)
Punch Jig ~ 3/8 oz ~ Green Pumpkin Thin Strand (Note: The actual skirt color is greener than captured in photo)
Punch Jig ~ 1/4 oz ~ Sexy Chartreuse Shad Thin Strand
Punch Jig ~ 3/8 oz ~ Sexy Chartreuse Shad Thin Strand
Punch Jig ~ 1/4 oz ~ Bluegill Thin Strand
Punch Jig ~ 3/8 oz ~ Bluegill Thin Strand
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