The Lindy Fuzz-E-Grub, Lindy Jig and new Lindy Live Bait Jig are deadly weapons for anglers looking to hook the most walleyes possible on every trip.

Veteran fishing guide and Fish Ed TV host Jon Thelen shares how he decides when to tie on each one of these fish-catching jig heads.

“The Lindy Jig is a top choice when I’m pitching plastics toward a shoreline, because the collar keeps the softbait in place,” he said. “But the Lindy Jig is also effective with minnows, and a great choice for vertical jigging.”

Thelen favors the new Live Bait Jig, designed by Northwoods guide and Lindy pro Jeff Sundin, for slow-trolling and drifting, though he says it excels for casting or flipping, too.

“The short hook shank keeps your minnow or other live bait tight to the jig head, so the bait and jig work together in one fluid motion,” he explained. The Live Bait Jig also holds minnows in a natural manner just off bottom, making it a great option for finesse situations.

Fuzz-E-Grubs, meanwhile, are perfect whenever Thelen wants to bulk up his presentation. “The soft-plastic grub body and marabou tail create a larger profile than plain jigs,” he said. “This is a big plus when you’re trying targeting fish that are eating larger forage, or in dirty water conditions, where being seen is more important than extreme naturalism.”

Thelen often tips a Fuzz-E-Grub with a minnow, but says it’s also effective fished solo.

“The plastic body and tail also allow you to use additional colors besides those on the jig head, as well as experiment with contrasting patterns,” he added.

To make sure you’re ready for anything, Thelen recommends keeping a few different sizes and colors of all three of these jig styles in your tackle box.

“A selection of Fuzz-E-Grubs, Lindy Jigs and Live Bait Jigs can help you adjust to virtually any condition or mood of the fish you run into when jig fishing,” he said. “And that means more walleyes in the boat, guaranteed.”