Results starting with 'J'

Jack plate
Device attached to the transom of a bass boat that allows the outboard motor to be mounted farther back and higher that originally. Improves performance. Example, Rite Hite Jackplate. Also used for shallow-running flats boats. This device jacks the motor straight up and down, without tilting the lower unit, even while running.
Jacobson downdrift
Feeding slack into the line as the fly emerges downstream to imitate an emerging insect.
Jerkbait
There are two types: soft and hard. The soft style is similar to a baitfish profile and rigged with a large worm hook. Example: Slug-Go. Hard jerkbaits resemble more of a minnow baitfish. Examples are a Rapala or Smithwick Rogue. Both style lures are fished by twitching or jerking the lure forward, hence the name.
Jetty
A manmade peninsula constructed of large chunk rock or chunked concrete. Jetties are built as a shield to protect harbors from wave action and wind. An incidental benefit is jetties provide habitat for many marine organisms, including fish.
Jig
a weighted head molded around a single, upturned hook with a rubber, silicone or hair skirt affixed to dress the hook
Jig-and-frog
the combination of a jig and pork rind or soft plastic trailer typically used to emulate a crawfish
Jig-and-pig
the combination of a jig and pork rind or soft plastic trailer typically used to emulate a crawfish
Jigging
A vertical presentation where a lure is worked up and down (rather than laterally) through the water column.
Jitterbug
Old wooden-body topwater lure with large metal lip. Makes a gurgle-type commotion when retrieved.
Johnboat
typically a flat bottomed aluminum or wood boat with bench-type seating and commonly used to fishing on small bodies of water
Jump fishing
the practice of targeting schooling fish that are obviously feeding on baitfish near the surface
Jumps
a group of bass chasing baitfish to the surface, where they feed in groups; also called "schooling"