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#12503321 - 11/14/17 12:08 PM Jig trailer question
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13275
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
What are your favorite jig trailers for winter, spring and summer. Include favorite colors as brand also if you would. Thanks
Also you usually match the trailer to the jig or use contrasting colors?


Edited by ezbassin (11/14/17 12:12 PM)

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#12503330 - 11/14/17 12:12 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4449
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I like something that has little action and something that is dull in color, like black/blue or green pumpkin. My favorite 2 trailers are a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver in Tramp Stamp and a Strike King Rage Tail DB Craw in Green Pumpkin or black/blue.
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#12503338 - 11/14/17 12:18 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
Arkansas10 bass Online   content
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Registered: 12/10/06
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Loc: Faulkner County,Arkansas
Uncle Josh # 11 black or blue

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#12503381 - 11/14/17 12:51 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
BoomBoom Offline
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Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 2203
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
I lean towards the chunk style trailers in colder water. Just watch 'the rate of fall' as trailers with less action tend to increase the rate of descent. I actually use both matching and contrasting. Black and blue jig, i generally use a blue trailer. With a neon blue jig, I will still use a blue trailer.

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#12503432 - 11/14/17 01:35 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9651
Loc: Garland, TX
Colder water I like a chunk trailer. Zoom Super Chunk normally. Warmer months I prefer the Rage Chunk or if I'm going more finesse, a Speed Craw. I normally match in greens but dip the ends in chartreuse. I also use something close in black and blue, but I like green pumpkin on brown.
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#12503456 - 11/14/17 01:54 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 170
Loc: waco, texas
rage craw and menace grub, havoc pit boss, reaction innovations beavers, gambler ugly otter, yum craw bug. Hardly ever use chunks ill sub a craw bug in its place...bulky and little action except it looks like an actual crawfish. Craw bugs are actually a tube style bait so if you do the whole fizzy tablet thing there is that too.

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#12503893 - 11/14/17 08:44 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13275
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I also like chunks and LFT pig claws (which are no longer made) for winter. Spring and summer I use several different brands of craws and colors.

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#12504015 - 11/14/17 10:46 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 984
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
I'll use a Rage Tail trailer most of the time. In warmer water I like the craw or menace because they have a fast flicker rate and a lot of action. The rage tail Lobster is great for cooler water because it has a bigger profile and those big rage tail appendages act like a parachute and really slow down the rate of fall. The yamamoto flappin hog is also great in cold water when I'm letting it sit for a while between movements.


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#12504328 - 11/15/17 10:49 AM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
Phototex Offline
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Registered: 02/13/14
Posts: 1457
Loc: Coppell, TX
Spring - Uncle Josh pork split tail eel
Summer - Uncle Josh pork 9" eel
Fall - Uncle Josh Pork 6' eel
Winter - Uncle josh split tail eel
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#12504431 - 11/15/17 12:11 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: Arkansas10 bass]
Dan21XRS Offline
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Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 470
Loc: Cincinnati, Oh
Originally Posted By: Arkansas10 bass
Uncle Josh # 11 black or blue


What he said... Dan

PS... If you have an Ollies Bargain Outlet nearby stop and check out the "fishing dept.". My brother and I found 25 jars of Uncle Josh #11 pork frogs in their discount bin. Paid a whopping .38 a jar. Some of the jars had very little liquid left in them but we mixed up some brine and they are all in good shape... Dan

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#12504746 - 11/15/17 04:41 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: Dan21XRS]
Mike Keenan Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 10961
Loc: San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
Strike king rage craw to match the jig.
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#12504793 - 11/15/17 05:46 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9666
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Wish I could find some pork at a decent price..been looking into making my own looks like a messy job.
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#12511698 - 11/21/17 01:47 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
VINCE MC Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 3
In cold water I am really old school, I use a split 6" super float worm cut to about 4 inches long on a 1/2 oz jig. Favorite color combos are all purple, black with brown, blue with black, all brown and all white.

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#12511748 - 11/21/17 02:38 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
Cass Caldwell Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 2063
Loc: Bossier City, Louisiana
Don't overcomplicate it. Here a great video from Swindle on keeping it simple with jigs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HLXVfo4YSM
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#12511749 - 11/21/17 02:38 PM Re: Jig trailer question [Re: ezbassin]
i-Fish Offline
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Registered: 06/07/16
Posts: 1032
I’ve been getting good bites on a 3/8 ounce jig with Zoom chunk or chunk jr in green pumpkin & green pumpkin purple. Small profile, lazy action, natural colors.
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