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#12286478 - 06/09/17 01:47 PM Swim Jig colors
BigBassB Offline
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One of my favorite techniques is to swim and pitch a jig around shallow cover/structure. I almost always use green pumpkin or bullgill imatating colors with the occasional black and blue for real dirty water.

Under what conditions do you throw a white based jig? The few times Ive gone to this color, I didn't do well and it's curbed my confidence. Ive had partners and seen the pros throw white regularly but can't get myself to commit to it.
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#12286487 - 06/09/17 02:01 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
Isaiah Bock Offline
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clear water and sunny or just clear water period. Or in the fall then the bass are chasing shad
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#12286504 - 06/09/17 02:09 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
BMCD Offline
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most times they will hit white too. Especially during shad spawn.

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#12286507 - 06/09/17 02:09 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
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i say anytime they are chasing shad. I have had great luck on it on overcast dirty water type days as well as clear bright days.

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#12286539 - 06/09/17 02:30 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
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White is the primary color I throw. If the bass are eating shad, they will eat the white swim jig
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#12286554 - 06/09/17 02:40 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
basscatcher01 Offline
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On a cloudy and rainy day in April a white swim jig qualified me to go to the state tournement. The water visibility was like 6 inches

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#12286556 - 06/09/17 02:41 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
Barn Offline
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I've been catching them on a white swim jig all year since January. If the visibility is about a foot or more I will throw it most of the time. If the water is really clear and white seems too bright I will use a bluegill/green pumpkin or I think they are feeding on bluegill instead of shad. Black if the water is really dirty.

If you are catching fish then I wouldn't worry too much about it. Go with your confidence color.

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#12286572 - 06/09/17 02:50 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
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White with some black and green strands if they are feeding on shad and crappie can be great
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#12286606 - 06/09/17 03:15 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
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White is really good during the shad spawn or throughout the Summer. I pretty much stick to bluegill during the Spring.
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#12286807 - 06/09/17 06:22 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
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Blue gill right now

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#12287101 - 06/09/17 10:17 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
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Try to mix in the white (with a nice pearl or shad-colored boot tail swimbait trailer) jig when you're having success on your preferred color (gill) to build confidence....it is almost always a good color to throw
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#12287124 - 06/09/17 10:41 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: basscatcher01]
H2ODawg67 Offline
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Originally Posted By: basscatcher01
On a cloudy and rainy day in April a white swim jig qualified me to go to the state tournement. The water visibility was like 6 inches

thumb I don't understand when people don't throw realistic colors in off colred water. I'm not saying that I don't but some people read a book or some pro says you need to throw this color in this water color and that color in different water color. Shad don't turn brown, black, blue, purple, etc. in different water color.
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#12287365 - 06/10/17 08:16 AM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: H2ODawg67]
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Originally Posted By: H2ODawg67
Originally Posted By: basscatcher01
On a cloudy and rainy day in April a white swim jig qualified me to go to the state tournement. The water visibility was like 6 inches

thumb I don't understand when people don't throw realistic colors in off colred water. I'm not saying that I don't but some people read a book or some pro says you need to throw this color in this water color and that color in different water color. Shad don't turn brown, black, blue, purple, etc. in different water color.


They actually get more pale in dirty water. I agree with you.

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#12287580 - 06/10/17 12:03 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
Undertaker56 Offline
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Loc: San Angelo Tx
White with pearl rage craw trailer woot
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#12287710 - 06/10/17 02:09 PM Re: Swim Jig colors [Re: BigBassB]
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I throw a swim jig in one of these colors with a matching trailer. If one doesn't work, I swap to the other. I also have a couple other colors. But those are for when these 2 won't produce which is rare.

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