Texas Eye Jig Head Review (Pros, Cons, & Rigging Tips)


Have you tried the Texas Eye jig heads yet?

These are great to use when fishing around structure but not great in other scenarios.

So in this video, you’ll learn:

  • The pros & cons of this jig head
  • When to use it (and when not to)
  • How to rig a soft plastic on it
  • Which colors work best
  • And much more.

Check it out below!

Texas Eye Jig Head Review [VIDEO]

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When To Use The Texas Eye Jig Head

If you like fishing around structure, then you’ve got to try out the Texas Eye jig head.

You can buzz right over underwater structure like oyster beds, rocks, and seagrass without getting snagged.

Here’s my favorite lure to use with the Texas Eye jig head:

Pros & Cons Of This Jig Head

Although this is a great weedless set-up, there are some cons to note when using this jig head.

Here are some of the pros and cons:


  • It has the weight of a jighead plus it’s easy to rig weedless
  • Bait keeper allows baits to stay in place for a long time
  • The large eye is a great target for predator fish
  • Great for trolling paddletails


  • Doesn’t work great with non Z-Man soft plastics
  • Bait keeper may rip a typical plastisol lure
  • The pivoting head creates an inconsistent skip around docks
  • They can be hard to find in stock (Grab your Texas Eye jig heads in our shop here.)

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Best Colors For The Texas Eye Jig Head

You really need to match your jighead weight to the depth of water that you are fishing.

And I don’t think that color really matters to fish so I pick out the color to coordinate with the weight of the jighead.

Here’s what I use:

  • Glow = 1/4 oz.
  • Pearl = 3/16 oz.
  • Red or Yellow = 1/8 oz.


texas eye jig head review

These Texas Eye jig heads are fantastic when trying to fish around structure with a weedless set-up.

Just keep in mind that Z-Man soft plastics are going to work best on them.

Have you used these yet?

Let me know what you think about them in the comments below!

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Paul Hilt
1 year ago

Love this jighead for fishing for flounder. Use a 4” z-man paddle tail because they float. Twitch – twitch – gently reel in your slack – pause – pause some more – repeat. They will kill it on the pause. So will the red fish. And of course the slam shady colored paddle tail is the best.

Kevin Boland
1 year ago

Had a question about this jig as far as tying it to your line. Since the head of the jig is suspended and moves freely is it necessary to tie a loop knot? or is it just as affective to tie direct since it already that suspending action to it. Interested in anyone’s thoughts. Thanks.

Kevin Boland
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Great points. Thank you.

Steve Miller
1 year ago

Like a Texas Rig without the hassle. I am transitioning to saltwater, but will also be trying these with worms for bass.

Roger Hansen
2 years ago

Would the Texas Eye Jig Heads work with the Power Prawn?

Robert Glassen
2 years ago

These are my absolute favorite jig heads. I’m always fishing around oyster, rocks and weed beds. Once the pinfish start, I’m always fishing Z Man. I like these best with 4” Diesel Minnowz. In the winter I use them to fish deep holes with the Trout Trick bounced on the bottom.

That said, Luke is right, they don’t skip under docks. I also fish a lot of Down South Lures soft plastic when the pinfish are gone and I use standard jig heads for those.

Ryan Jacobs
2 years ago

I love these with all ZMan tails, but one of my favorites is to use the Scented PaddlerZ…rigged upsidedown! PaddlerZ has the pocket under the belly of the bait, so when rigged upsidedown, it’s even more weedless.

Thomas Moran
2 years ago

I like these with the PaddlerZ, and as commented on by a couple of other posters, the wire loop affords greater action which is a plus. Thanks for breaking down the pros and cons for us so clearly.

David Fender
2 years ago

I’ve Been using these the past few years and love them when I use zman lures. Any other material I use an owner twist lock hook. Someone somewhere told me when when jigging with this hook the 2 sections hitting each other resemble a shrimp clicking and it attracts predator fish.

Willie Dickerson
2 years ago

Luke solid review of bringing the good and the bad of this type of jig head.

Johan Maritz
2 years ago

I fish salt marshes and lots of oyster beds in SC …been using this jighead with a small ( almost snug) loop knot Caught lots of flounder on this with zman scented jerkbait and trout on zman paddletails.
Thanks for the tip to use eye color to identify weight.


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