Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Line FAQHow long should a jigging leader line be?
Jay Palmer asked 2 months ago
How much leader do I need for jigging?

6 Answers
David answered 2 months ago
The length of your jigging leader line will vary depending on the size of your lures, the depth you’re fishing, and the strength of the current.

As a general rule, you’ll want to use a leader that’s at least as long as the lure itself. Larger lures or deeper depths may require a longer leader line. And in strong currents, you’ll want to use a shorter leader line to avoid getting swept away.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 months ago
There is no long or short answer to this question because it depends on the jigging style you are using, the weight of your jig, and the environment you are fishing in.

However, a good starting point would be to make your leader line about twice as long as the depth you are fishing in. For example, if you are fishing in water that is 30 feet deep, then your leader line should be at least 60 feet long.

Carlos answered 2 months ago
A jigging leader line should be anywhere from 30 to 50 feet long, depending on the size of the jig you’re using and the depth of the water.

If you’re fishing in really deep water, you may need a longer leader line. On the other hand, if you’re fishing in shallow water, you can get away with using a shorter leader line.

Bernard answered 2 months ago
The length of your jigging leader line will depend on the size of the jig you are using and the depth of the water. A good general rule is to use a leader that is at least twice as long as your jig. For example, if you are using a 1/4-ounce jig, then you should use a leader that is at least 8 feet long.

Martin Staff answered 2 months ago
The length of a jigging leader line varies, but it is typically recommended to use a shorter leader line (between 6-12 feet) when jigging.

This is because when you are jigging, you want the bait to be close to the bottom. A longer leader line will cause your bait to hang up on the bottom more often and decrease your chances of catching fish.

Wilson answered 2 months ago
A jigging leader line should be about twice the length of the fish you are targeting. For larger fish, use a longer leader.