A squid jig is a type of fishing lure or bait specifically designed to attract and catch squid. It typically consists of a weighted body made of hard plastic, metal or wood, and multiple dangling tentacles made of soft rubber or silicone.
The body of the squid jig may be designed to resemble a small fish, shrimp or other prey that squid feed on, and is usually adorned with a variety of colors and patterns to catch the attention of squid. The tentacles, which are often longer than the body of the jig, are meant to mimic the appearance and movement of a squid’s natural prey, and can be tipped with small hooks or barbs to snag the squid’s arms and tentacles.
Squid jigs are typically used in saltwater fishing, and can be fished from boats or from shore. They are often used in combination with a light fishing rod and reel, and are typically worked in a series of short, sharp jerks to create a bouncing, darting motion that attracts squid. When a squid strikes the jig, the angler must be ready to quickly reel in the line to set the hook and avoid losing the catch.
Overall, squid jigs are an effective and popular tool for targeting squid, and are used by anglers around the world for both recreational and commercial fishing purposes.