Ice Jigs


Ice Jigs are an essential component of any ice angler's tackle box. These small, weighted lures are designed to be vertically jigged through the ice, simulating the movement of prey in cold, icy waters to attract fish like panfish, trout, and walleye.

Rigging Ice Jigs

To effectively use Ice Jigs, anglers should consider:

  • Light Line Setup: A thin, low-visibility line is typically used to prevent spooking the fish in the clear and still waters beneath the ice.
  • Varied Jigging Techniques: Simple lifts and drops can mimic a dying baitfish, while more complex jigging patterns can imitate live prey trying to escape.
  • Tip with Bait: Enhancing ice jigs with live bait such as waxworms or minnows can significantly increase your chances of a successful catch.

Target Species and Habitat

Ice Jigs are particularly effective for catching:

  • Panfish: Such as bluegill and crappie, which are active throughout the winter months.
  • Walleye: Known for their responsiveness to the subtle movements of ice jigs, especially during early morning or late afternoon.

These jigs are best used in:

  • Frozen Lakes and Ponds: They are ideal for targeting fish suspended in the water column or hugging the bottom.
  • Clear Ice Conditions: The visibility under the ice allows fish to see and strike the jigs more effectively.
  • Deep and Shallow Waters: Ice jigs can be used at various depths, making them versatile for different ice fishing scenarios.

At QwikFishing, our Ice Jigs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, each designed to target specific species or to work under different ice fishing conditions. From vibrant and flashy to subtle and natural, find the perfect ice jig to enhance your cold-weather angling today.