Choosing the Right Jig Color for the Job
Black & Blue (The Contrast King)
Stained water calls out the black and blue jig. The high contrast profile, silhouettes well in stained water. Add a loud trailer or rattles in dirty water, low light conditions, or around vegetation to catch the attention of some big giant bass.
Green Pumpkin & BluegillIf your lake or pond has bluegill, then you already know the effectiveness of green pumpkin. It goes without saying, that it is a great imitator, but I have a quick tip! Add a bit of chartreuse to the skirt ends or to the trailer end to give the presentation that little extra something if you are getting short strikes or less-than ideal hookups. This is a killer color combination!
Brown Flake or Crawfish
Drag a brown or crawfish imitation colored jig around rocks, shells, wood, and other structure in clear water is a great way to find a good bite! This is where craw patterns excel with clear distinction!
White & Baitfish Color Combinations
For those regions around the country that have shad or other prolific white baitfish, a white jig with light patterning is really efficient when fished around laydowns or structure. Flip, pitch, or swim the jig with pauses and pops to imitate a dying or injured shad or baitfish. Fish it weedless in structure, being sure to hit some of the structure and work it over and into any wood, rocks, or manmade structure you can.
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