Top Ice Fishing Jigs for Panfish
One of the best presentation for crappies, bluegills, and perch is small tungsten ice fishing jigs paired with a plastic, wax worm, or euro larvae. A small tunsten jig can be fished deep, shallow, in weeds and catches fish during the toughest of bites.
There are plenty of small tungsten jigs out on the market, but there a few that stand out from the rest.
VMC Tungsten Bullfly Jig is one of the best ice fishing jigs available on the market today. It has a longer & bulkier body with a goose feather tail and wings that flow perfectly natural underwater. This jig gives off a ton of action in the water and works great for finicky panfish.
This jig truly shines without livebait and is available in a 1/32 ounce or a 1/16 ounce and in nine different colors. It can be fished in every type of cover and structure including weeds, cribs, basins, and mud flats.
The VMC Tungsten BullflyJig gives off a ton of action in the water and works great for bluegills, crappies, jumbo perch and even trout!
The Snow Drop XL has a standard teardrop shape, but what’s unique about this jig is that it has a coarse outer texture that fish hang onto longer for better catch rates.
It’s available in bright UV colors that make it a great option for night time crappies and bluegills. This jig also comes with a stout hook which is nice for those largemouth bass and northern pike you run into when targeting panfish.
Pair this jig with a plastic or wax worm and you’ve got yourself a deadly presentation.
Clam Drop Kick
The Clam drop kick is one of the best ice fishing jigs out on the market especially if you are an angler that likes to fish plastics.
It has a really solid profile to it, which gives it a great return on a flasher.
It comes in three sizes: a 1/32 ounce with a #12 hook, a 1/16 ounce with a #8 hook, and a 3/64 ounce with a #10 hook.
The Drop-Kick comes in variety of colors and features UV colors that work great in the dark or in stained water conditions.
VMC Tungsten Probe Jig
The VMC Tungsten Probe Jig is the ultimate presentation when big bluegills and crappies are feeding on bugs, bloodworms, and other invertebrates.
Probe body matched with tungsten jig head fishes with a subtle tail action fish find irresistible. The slightest line movement kicks it into action. This bait is available in a 1/16 ounce and 1/32 ounce and a wide variety of natural and glow colors.
The Epoxy Drop
The Epoxy Drop jig is a one of the best ice fishing jigs for targeting panfish in deep basins. What’s unique about this jig is the entire jig body is coated with a bright durable epoxy paint. It glows incredible bright in lowlight situations and is a must for those anglers fishing after dark.
It also has a built-in gem in the front of the jig that gives an extra shine in the water.
The Epoxy Drop comes in a 7/64 ounce and 1/16 ounce size and is available in six different color options.
Half Ant Drop Jig
The Half Ant tungsten jig is a 1/32 ounce tungsten jig that hangs vertical in the water column and is a fantastic option for finicky bluegills and crappies. It can be fish effectively with live bait or plastics, and is available in six different color options.
The Half Ant’s slow dropping, teasing presentation with subtle movements, makes it perfect for pressured fish, post-frontal weather, and other tough-bite conditions.
Northland Bro Bling Jig
The Northland Bro Bling Jig is one of the better big crappie jigs out on the market. It’s flash attracting blades call in fish from a distance and it’s over-sized bug eyes and realistic larvae body shape are enticing to any hungry panfish.
This 1/16 ounce jig is available in a number of different fish catching colors.
Fish it with a mix of glides, pauses, shimmies and darting movements to trigger those slab crappies into biting.
The Duck-Bill Drop Jig
The Duck-Bill Drop jig has a unique darting action that causes the jig to jump forward, creating a ton of action in the water. This is a great option when fishing for pressured panfish, because this unique action stands out in a crowd.
This 1/16 ounce jig is available in a six different colors options and is a great option when targeting pressured fish.