Relevance. Everything you need to start catching fish more consistently (regardless if you fish out of a boat, kayak, or land). Archived. This is the one I use with faster swimming retrieves for smallmouths. The truth is – there are only 4 jig color patterns that you need to have. Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club. Short shank DOA in black is one my favorites. If you are using the proper size jig head you should be able to tip your rod tip down and feel the jig make contact with the bottom. Have any questions about choosing jig … A chunk-style trailer doesn't have a lot of action, but it works really well when you're flippin', pitching or casting a jig. Reply. … White & Glow has produced more fish for me than any other colored jig head out there in recent years, especially fishing glow at night. P.S. Ask yourself, why do albino prey animals hardly ever grow up into adulthood? Meh! No problem David! Sign up for FREE to receive the latest saltwater fishing videos, tutorials, product reviews, and fishing product discounts! I eventually learned how to throw a jig, and part of that journey was learning to properly rig jigheads in the first place. Question. The most interesting thing that I found was that a 4.67 gram spherical jig head descended to the bottom in the same time as other shaped jig heads that were almost twice the weight (7.00 and 7.88 grams). Colors matter when they matter but the jig head color itself isn't a big deal, the old Stanley jigs that I liked all came with a black head no matter what the skirt color was and when it comes to shaky heads, I paint mine 2 colors, black and green pumpkin because they will work with any color soft plastic I want to use on them. I never add a trailer to a darter head. Lime and chartreuse I’ll go pink or orange. The combination of a finesse jig and a flipping tube has been a great bass-catcher for me throughout the fall and early winter. Sure, they have sayings about jig head colors, but are they actually true? Other Good Crappie Jig Colors Branching away from my top 3, other good colors for crappie are pink, yellow, green, black, red and blue. * Here in the SouthEast - Green Pumpkin (by a wide margin) is the most popular finesse jighead color followed by Brown / PB&J and then Black... Red is one of several colors Midwest Finesse anglers use, but it wasn't always that way. Next up are ball or bullet head jig heads. Taylor Tackle/ Hutch / I think bfishn and lindy all make this type of jig. Use tungsten for better sensitivity and durability, since these have a higher density allowing for smaller profiles with heavier weight. Is your lure getting ripped up by hungry trout or pesky pufferfish? Messages: 4,030 Likes Received: 1,344 Location: Brownstown Twp, MI. When it comes to fishing pre-spawn cold muddy water we use a 1/4 oz head with 2.5 '' tubes in glow colors like orange/chartreuse. Bait fish live in laydowns as well, and a white jig does a great job imitating a baitfish flashing through a snag. Have any questions about choosing jig heads? I pretty much stick with 3 colors – red, chartreuse, and grey. Skirted jigs come in just about any color combination under the sun. 11-26-2017 04:52 PM #4. Sato Sensei says little about colors too. My favorite is the Zoom Chunk or Super Chunk. If the eye ain’t big, it ain’t a good jig. How much does the color of your jig head matter? Jig head size and Gulp shrimp size and colors 05-17-2010, 11:31 AM Heading down in a few weeks and wondering what people are using Berkley Gulp shrimp size and colors. #17 and #57 will be quite versatile too. 1 year ago. If its lead, get outta bed!!! I continue m series on Jig fishing this time diving into Jig color selection. Big Crappie eat big bait and helps if they can feel and see it. Mar 24, 2011 #8 . Jigs that have bits or flecks of silver and other colors impregnated in the tube body can work great. 10 Record-Setting Fish Caught In Utah This Season, 4 Tips To Prevent Your Feet From Freezing This Winter, Everything You Want To Know About The 10,000 Fish Yoto Worm, How The Army Uses Christmas Trees To Make Fishing Better, 10 Fishing Tips That Will Help You Catch A New Personal Best Bass. Am going to be using Berkley Gulp Alive shrimp for the first time and need some advice on what size jig head to use and what color. ... A simple trick to rig jigheads is to lay it over the lure body to visualize where the hook should exit. If you’re fishing in clear water, red is a good idea to choose for the jig head color, but if you’re fishing in murkier water, chartreuse is a good idea because it will attract more attention. I’ve had great success. What is the water color, what are the fish feeding on, and what triggers active fish? 1 Answer. Then you’ve got to see this private fishing club! Even better, they are cheap...and you can even make them yourself. Baitfish/White. lol I prefer unpainted/silver, black, and red. These jigs resemble the silver “flash” of a live minnow and can easily lure crappie in to bite. Most manufacturers offer upwards of 20 different skirt colors, from tame to wild. I know that I have heard that red is the first color to disappear in the water column but I use mostly red or the new z-man weedless eye jigheads but to me the jighead isnt as important as the bait color considering its so small and not as noticable but what works for some not for others thanks again for all you do???? Importance of correct jig head weight When fishing soft plastics correct jig head weights can make a big difference to your hook-up rate. 9 years ago. Orange and chartreuse I might use black or bright green. Your color choice should always be decided by your body of water and the fishing conditions you are faced with. I really like the Paca Chunk/Craw for trailers, but am not afraid to use pork. Red is pretty much my default color in most situations. If you want the best local fishing spots, access to exclusive gear, and real-time fishing reports and tips, join us and +8,000 other anglers in the Insider Club! Im talking about those jugs with the skirts like a jig'n pig I wanna know what color to use in what conditions and what type of jig head to use in rocky,sandy, or weedy bottoms im just new to fishing for bass only done it twice. Be the first to rate this post. “If it ain’t chartreuse, it’s no use…” “If it ain’t red, chances are dead…” Sure, they have sayings about jig head colors, but are they actually true? Thanks 2. Too many with the mind set of using tiny baits in natural colors. Sometimes they have the darker color on the bottom of the lure, rather than on top. I disagree. Tony Acevedo. Close. Use a black and blue jig in dirty water, during low light conditions, and anytime around vegetation. The most important thing to get right when fishing soft plastics is to use the correct jig head weights for the conditions and situation in which you are fishing. How much does the color of your jig head matter? Should I go with a flat head or round or what. A lot of people are getting into jig fishing lately, and that kind of fishing is perfect for both beginners and advanced anglers. Another biggie in the size you use is the shape of the head…in real current you can easily use around a 1/4 os or more smaller Pill head/flattened head jig than with a sphere or even more than that if you use a football jig. Bass eat tons of bluegill, and a green pumpkin jig is a deadly bluegill imitator. Also if anyone can tell me what type of jig head. I think water clarity is the big one for what color to use. Usually fish them with a ball head jig exposed Bass fishermen watch Monday night football, drink beer, drive pickup trucks and prefer noisy women with big breasts. This video will finally give you an answer. I would suspect that if you use live bait that you could probably use about 3 different weight plain unpainted round lead head jigs and catch about as many fish as most folks fishing. Even on pendulum-swing drops, the darter head falls faster and looks more like a minnow. When at rest (right jig head above) their hooks are extending upward at an angle from the jig head. This combo best imitates baitfish that are … Now and then you may find that color makes a difference, and if so, it is nice to have a different color available. Maybe a shad jig body and shad-shaped jig head, trying as much as possible to make use of colors like blue, green or silver. Set yourself up with a couple jigs in each of the following colors, and you’ll be all set 99 percent of the time, anywhere bass swim, under any water conditions. Most jiggers believe that the color of the jig is not as important as the glow, and that they are far less important than the size and the movement of the jig. Try adding a little chartreuse dye to the tip of whatever trailer you thread on – as bluegills have iridescent tails. GrizzlyAdams237, Mar 24, 2011. Red? Hey there r/fishing, this seems to be a fairly debated topic. For calm water, a 3/4 to 1 oz jig head is best, and for rougher conditions, a 1 1/2 to 2 oz jig head is preferable. Jig Color Choosing the proper color jig head has many variables. 3. Black, silver, white, etc. Here they are, and when to use each jig color: From south to north, as long as you’ve got at least a little stain to the water – a black and blue jig will get bit. Most crawfish are some derivation of green or brown, so make sure you have a supply of brown jigs. BONUS PRO TIP: Lead jig heads can be a traditional, cost-effective option. TAG or SHARE it with them! The obvious application for white is on a swim jig, but don’t be afraid to flip and pitch a white jig either. We demonstrate all three tips on fishing with jig heads in the video below. Answer Save. Choosing the right size. GrizzlyAdams237, Mar 24, 2011. Create memories that matter through fishing, Email: fish@saltstrong.comToll-free: (855)888-6494130 W. Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL 33880. If I am fishing deep points, rocks, or deep structure then I usually go with a 3/4oz Football-Head Jig. Never found chartreuse to work well for me as a jig color. Would love your thoughts, please comment. I’ll use it with white, new penny, and rootbeer colored baits. Dragging a brown jig around rocks, shells, and wood is a great way to get bit, particularly in clear water. There is usually very little current, at least not enough to make me use heavy jig heads. Most guys I paint for want Chartreuse or orange and fish one or the other with every color plastic they use. When and where to use each jig color and what trailer color to match it with. Try to match the colour of the jig head to the bait , for example if I’m using a red soft plastic I will use a gold jig head , silver for yellow , white , I could go on and on but just have a verity to match any different colour bait as best you can. Glow mimics an injured bait covered with photo plankton. Everything you need to start catching fish more consistently (regardless if you fish out of a boat, kayak, or land). I typically flick up current and jig slowly through the school. They look a lot like the old pork frogs that were so popular before we had so many soft plastic options. A white or baitfish colored jig skirt is a deadly tool when you suspect the bass in your lake are feeding on shad or other baitfish. No votes so far! Depending on conditions depends on the trailer I use, as far as action/appendages/etc. Question. mfs686. The size of the jig head depends on the tidal run. I almost always use it as a tail color though. We are sorry that this post was not useful for you! We usually vertical jig 1/8 insert heads in a 2'' purple/chartreuse tube. There are exceptions to just about everything, but generally when I'm fishing shallow I like to use a chunk-style trailer. If you fish for crappie, you should always have a selection on hand...white, chartreuse, and yellow. In both clear and dingy water he fishes black jigs for largemouths, and either black or brown when he's after smallmouth. Chartreuse is another excellent color used during daylight hours, because it stands out against other natural baits in the water. These are usually flipping or casting jigs. Do you try and color coordinate jig head with lure? If you’re fishing in clear water, red is a good idea to choose for the jig head color, but if you’re fishing in murkier water, chartreuse is a good idea because it will attract more attention. Neutral colors are always a great option as well! Any advice would be helpfull. The first thing I consider is the depth I'm fishing. Choose the right jig head for the size of your soft plastic by holding it against the lure. Click here to join the Salt Strong Insider Club, To get the Z-Man Trout Eye Jig Head from our shop, click here (Insiders Only). Colors range from white to dark - but mostly fish a color with either "shad" or "green" in the name Keitech also makes a slim swim bait that works too. This can be frustrating for beginners or anglers on a budget; as with all the options out there how does one decide which to use, and when? Black and blue offers the ultimate in contrast, which gives bass a target any time the water’s got some stain. 130 W. Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL, 33880. Best Jig Head Size for Redfish, Speckled Trout and Flounder on the Grass Flats Most of the grass flats that I am fishing on are from 2 to 6 feet deep. More walleye are caught on a plain jig head (in the Detroit River) than many people realize. Know someone who needs to see this video? Ned Rig Underwater However, I’ll go with brighter colors or black and blue in situations where the water is stained or murky. Reply to David MacElree . Standard jig heads with a curly tail (plastic), minnow-like body slid onto the hook up to the collar. A white or baitfish colored jig skirt is a deadly tool when you suspect the bass in your lake are feeding on shad or other baitfish. The obvious application for white is on a swim jig, but don’t be afraid to flip and pitch a white jig either. He only says the glow has advantages in deep water. Posted by 5 years ago. Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join: Save 30% And Put An End To Your Monthly Charges. Author. The first rule Burkhardt breaks is in choosing his jig colors. Enjoy, and if you have any questions about jig head colors, ask us down in the comments! Chartreuse is a very good color and it should work under most conditions. Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing exactly where you should fish ever trip, Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in your area, Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else. See the difference in this video and learn what to do if pufferfish are in the area. What’s your favorite jig head color? In this scenario a 1/8 ounce jig head is my go to size. Use a green pumpkin jig any time the bass are feeding on bluegills, regardless of water color. If you’re looking to own just one lure style, the arky head could be your best option to cover multiple fishing techniques. How To Identify A Pufferfish Bite (Vs. A Trout, Snapper, Or Pinfish Bite), Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in certain areas. In December of 2014, these two brothers shocked their clients, friends, and family by quitting their 6-figure jobs to start their dream focused on helping saltwater anglers: 2. Combine these trailers in pearl, white or silver hues with a gray or white jig to best imitate the colors of baitfish. The number of possible crappie jig color combinations can make your head spin. All points to consider when picking a quality jig. The jig head shapes tested are shown in the image below and the sink rates in the following table. A lot of it comes down to your own confidence in … Lv 4. Pink and black body I’ll us orange or chartreuse. Bruce. Although I stress a hair jig should be fished extremely slow for largemouths, you can't move a bait fast enough to keep it away from a smallmouth." 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