Bottom Sweeper Jigs Review: Pros, Cons & When To Use Them

By: Tony Acevedo on March 12, 2020
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Have you tried these Bottom Sweeper Jigs?

I’ve been seeing a lot of people online catching fish with them, so I decided to buy some and give them a try.

They’re for rigging up baits like fiddler crabs, shrimp, and sand fleas for bottom dwellers such as sheepshead, redfish, and black drum.

And after using them for several trips, I now have enough experience with them to give you an honest review.

If you’ve been considering these jigs, or are looking for new ways to rig live bait on the bottom, you’ll love this video.

Let’s dive in!

P.S. We’re not affiliated with this company or any others, so you can be sure this review is 100% unbiased.

Bottom Sweeper Jigs Review [VIDEO]

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First, let’s start with the pros.

Pros of the Bottom Sweeper Jigs

  • Small, compact, and simple to use (no need to tie a complicated rig)
  • They sit balanced on the bottom with the hook point up, so your bait will be facing up and your chances of hooking up are increased
  • Since they sit upright on the bottom, they’re less likely to get snagged

Cons of the Bottom Sweeper Jigs

  • The paint will come off (this happens to all painted jig heads, but you can purchase them unpainted)
  • They’re a little more pricey than other jig heads
  • There isn’t much of a hook shank on the jig, so it can be tough to rig bigger baits

You can get these Bottom Sweeper Jigs from their website here.


sheepshead on fiddler crab on bottom sweeper jig

These jigs are great for rigging shrimp, fiddler crabs, or sand fleas to catch sheepshead, redfish, black drum, and any other fish that feeds on the bottom.

Have you used these jigs before?

Have any question about these jigs?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Paul Katen

Tony, I was looking for a heavier jig head for pompano fishing in the surf. Thanks for turning me on to these. I made them a little more enticing to eat bu tiring on some buck tail and tonsil. Will let you know how they work when the Canaveral National Seashore reopens.

Jack Grieser

Sweeper Jigs: Pros, it’s a good product. Cons, lots of catfish!

Glenn Acomb

Good one Tony. I was not familiar with this jig but will give them a try. Thanks!

Philip Welsh

Hey Tony! Great review. I know Dan S. who developed them for use in NJ for tog and sheepshead. He is an expert at it and these jigs work. While you never know what fish will bite these are a must for a tackle box. BTW….that looked like a great spot to catch sheepshead! Tight quarters but effective!!

Bill Brown

Good analysis Tony. Plan to try them out.

Lee Chaney

Good stuff Tony! Have you tried an artificial crab on this jig?

Gene Doebley

I’ve been using them up in NJ for a while. There are other variations by other manufacturers but Capt. Dan has perfected it.

Lara DeLorenzo-Sims

I agree, these are so nicely balanced compared to the other tog jigs I have tried. The hooks are super sharp, too.

Wyatt Parcel

Awesome video Tony! I can’t wait to try some of these out!

David Wamsley

Thanks for this video on the Bottom weeper Jig heads. I absolutely love your videos, very informative

Dale Bryant

Tony, on there web site I did not see the 1oz 1O hook jighead. I did see them with 2 and 3 O jigheads though. u said you were using a 1oz with a 1O hook?

Beau Gardner

Love them. Me and the wifey have been using them for a while now!


John Provo

Great video. Seems to simplify sheep’s head fishing.
Thanks Tony