Ledge Knocker Swimbait Jig Head
Our Ledge Knocker Swimbait Jig Heads are made with either a medium wire 90 Degree VMC 9147 Aberdeen or a Mustad 32746 Extra Strong hook, Ultra realistic 3D eyes, a double hook keeper on the hooks which are 3/0 and larger, and a paint job to mimic the natural Shad or Bluegill found in most lakes. Each "No Chip" Ledge Knocker is powder coated and baked to ensure maximum durability when dragged or bounced along rock, or any kind of hard cover. Each Jighead is meticulously hand inspected before being packaged to ensure you'll have a sharp hook and a jighead that allows your swimbait to sit tail up on the bottom. Our Ledge Knocker Swimbait Jig Heads pair perfectly with our 2.8" and 3.8" Phat Swimmers. When choosing the correct weight to pair with your soft plastic, always choose a weight and hook length that allows the Phat Swimmer to freely move side to side and keeps the Ledge Knocker grinding the bottom as it's reeled.
Rod/Reel/Line: Casting distance is key to fishing the Ledge Knocker, therefore on the lighter 1/4, 3/8 oz sizes go with spinning gear and use a 7'+ Medium Action Rod paired up with a 2500 series spinning reel. For the line fish 12lb braid to a 6 or 8 lb fluorocarbon leader. When casting our heavier Ledge Knockers in that 1/2 upto 1 1/2oz size go with Casting gear and use a 7' Medium Heavy, Fast tip rod, paired up wiht a 7:1 casting reel. For the line use straight 15 to 20lb fluorocarbon.
Rigging: Simply thread the swimbait tail down onto the Ledge Knocker and use a Palomar knot
Retrieval:The ideal way to retrieve these is to line up to the offshore structure/ledge being fished and make as long of a cast as possible, allow the bait to fall on semi slack line (sometimes they hit on the fall, so watch your line). When your line goes flat and the Ledge Knocker is on the bottom give your rod tip a quick jerk up so the bait shoots up off the bottom and begin a slow steady retrieve, making sure to keep the Ledge Knocker on the bottom or contacting the structure for the duration of the retrieve. Additionally, because the Ledge Knocker sits flat on the bottom in the resting position, this allows for a drag style retrieve as well, mimicking a baitfish feeding on the bottom with it's tail up
Length (Shortest to Longest):
1/0 = 1.33" - VMC, Single Wire Keeper - The ideal Hook for our 2.8" Phat Swimmer
2/0 = 1.53" - VMC, Single Wire Keeper
3/0 = 1.64" - Mustad, Double Wire Keeper - The ideal Hook for our 3.8" Phat Swimmer
4/0 = 1.85" - Mustad, Double Wire Keeper
5/0 = 2.04" - Mustad, Double Wire Keeper
6/0 = 2.32" - Mustad, Double Wire Keeper
Weights (Heaviest to Lightest):
1 1/2 oz
1 1/4 oz