3 Reasons to Use Shimano Colt Sniper Jigs for Black Sea Bass
I don’t claim to be an expert on Black Sea Bass, but I know, with confidence, I can go out and catch them every time using the Shimano Colt Sniper Jig. Black Sea Bass migrate seasonally and become a popular fish to target in New England, during the spring when they move inshore. Black sea bass are bottom feeders and typically will eat anything that is put in front of them. Like all fish, one thing is for sure, no species can resist bait fish, especially wounded fish that make for an easy meal. The Shimano Colt Sniper Jig does just that. It imitates a variety of bait fish, gets down to the bottom fast and isn’t messy.
Here in New England, we have a variety of bait fish that filter in an out, becoming food for larger species. Black sea bass feed on these bait fish as they migrate inshore in the spring time. The Shimano Colt Sniper Jig imitates these bait fish perfectly with their slim and flashy design. Not to mention they come in a variety of flavors from green mackerel to blue sardine.
They Get To The Bottom
Black sea bass are bottom feeders, which means… they can almost always be found on the bottom. Black Sea bass can be found in a variety of depths, depending on the water temperatures. Personally, I have found that early migration, they’re found in 25-30 ft of water. As the migration moves on and water temperatures heat up, they move to depths of 40 feet. As I stated before, I don’t claim to be an expert, this is just off personal experience. When fishing off the bottom, you need a lure that is going to get down and get down fast. The Shimano Colt Sniper Jig comes in multiple sizes from 21g-120g. I like to stick with the 80g-120g range when fishing for Black Sea Bass. The weight and design make for amazing action as it quickly drops to the bottom.
If you have ever been on a big charter boat or done any kind of bottom fishing, then you’ve heard of the high low rig. Weight on the bottom, with tag lines coming off the line, tipped with chunk bait, often clam or squid. Although this is one of the most HIGHLY effective ways to bottom fish, it can get messy. Cutting chunk, tipping your hooks after every drop, tag lines getting tangled up, we’ve all been there. With the Shimano Colt Sniper Jig, it’s tie it to your leader, open your bail, drop it in the water and let the action of the lure do the work.