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Fishing tube jigs a must for springtime river bass

April 3, 2011
By Walt Young, , The Altoona Mirror

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my first fishing outing of the season - catching some great smallmouths on the lower Juniata River with my good friend and fishing guide, Ken Penrod. On that trip, we primarily used soft-plastic tube jigs, which have proven to be our real go-to lure for river bass in the springtime. Since that story appeared, however, I have received feedback from several folks requesting more specific information on how to fish tubes this time of year, so this week I thought it would be appropriate to pass on some specific tips for fishing these versatile and effective lures.

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