In wouldn't consider myself more experienced but as far as colors go, you're on the right track with the black and chartreuse. I've fished with electric chicken, black/chartreuse, oranges, reds, browns and even white with chartreuse in muddy water.... If I'm jigging, I'll tip with a minnow for more movement, use a road runner head or use the crappie nibbles. Anything to add more vibration or contrast to the jig can't hurt.
You think I like to duck hunt? I love to crappie fish!