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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: stringwise] #12539598 12/15/17 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: stringwise

One of the best things I have done for my fishing is eliminating all of the junk I don't use. I used to come into threads like this and buy a few of the "recommended" items and I ended up with about 35 jigs in every color and size, head style, body style, it was dumb. I had no idea which one to use and when/where so I ended up never gaining any confidence with any of them.

Last year I removed the Plano 3700 jig box from the boat and reminded myself to Keep It Simple Stupid.



You can do exactly what you want with 1 jig and 1 trailer. Fish that jig and trailer combo until you gain confidence and then branch out from there, or better yet, don't, and you will be pleased with the results. I have stopped on 2 choices (thank you Gerald Swindle) green/brown and blue/black. I fish green/brown 95% of the time.


Buy a couple of these 3/8 Green Pumpkin:

Strike King Structure Jig

Buy a pack or two of these Green Pumpkin Sapphire:

Strike King Rage Craw

For $20 you have everything you need to get comfortable jig fishing. Fish it everywhere you would fish a soft plastic, skip it under docks, fish that 1 jig/trailer deep/shallow, everywhere. You don't need a million different trailer colors and sizes, pick one and stick with it.

The jig pictured has easily caught 100 lbs of bass and still going strong. Always tied on, trailer color never changes, just flat works.







This. I have same exact setup excluding the jig. I use a different brand and always use football. I do fish some real heavy brush. A hidden eye may help with less hang ups. Dont know havent tried. But Ive used lots of jigs some really work some not so much. I use to have all Kinds of different weights also pretty much throw 1/2 now. But have some 1oz for the windy days


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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12539899 12/16/17 01:38 AM
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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12539903 12/16/17 01:41 AM
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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12539906 12/16/17 01:44 AM
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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12539939 12/16/17 02:15 AM
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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12540246 12/16/17 01:51 PM
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I like a 1/4 ounce swim jig with a SK Menace Grub trailer. A swim jig is my go to because I primarily fish it as a moving bait, but it can also be dragged, hopped, etc..... I use a greenish/brownish scheme most of the time.

Re: Committing to the jig [Re: stringwise] #12540485 12/16/17 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: stringwise

One of the best things I have done for my fishing is eliminating all of the junk I don't use. I used to come into threads like this and buy a few of the "recommended" items and I ended up with about 35 jigs in every color and size, head style, body style, it was dumb. I had no idea which one to use and when/where so I ended up never gaining any confidence with any of them.

Last year I removed the Plano 3700 jig box from the boat and reminded myself to Keep It Simple Stupid.



You can do exactly what you want with 1 jig and 1 trailer. Fish that jig and trailer combo until you gain confidence and then branch out from there, or better yet, don't, and you will be pleased with the results. I have stopped on 2 choices (thank you Gerald Swindle) green/brown and blue/black. I fish green/brown 95% of the time.


Buy a couple of these 3/8 Green Pumpkin:

Strike King Structure Jig

Buy a pack or two of these Green Pumpkin Sapphire:

Strike King Rage Craw

For $20 you have everything you need to get comfortable jig fishing. Fish it everywhere you would fish a soft plastic, skip it under docks, fish that 1 jig/trailer deep/shallow, everywhere. You don't need a million different trailer colors and sizes, pick one and stick with it.

The jig pictured has easily caught 100 lbs of bass and still going strong. Always tied on, trailer color never changes, just flat works.







Great recommendations here!

Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12541221 12/17/17 07:12 PM
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Experiment what works best for you.
I personally like a Zoom chunk when flipping up river in colder water.
The Rage Craw is my go to when I want a lot of action.

Plastic trailers act differently in cold water. Stick with basic colors until you find your groove. Green Pumpkin is my go to.


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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12541312 12/17/17 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: StormVet
If I were to start fishing the jig and commit to staying on it this spring what size and trailer do I use for this around beds,Pre and post spawn?


If you are going to fish for bed fish I would suggest a 1/4 oz white jig with a white Zoom speed vibe craw as a trailer.

Non bed fishing I like green pumpkin with a little orange in it and a black/blue/purple jig and matching trailer.

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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12542101 12/18/17 02:30 PM
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Committed this weekend and finally caught a few fish. Had caught zero before Saturday. Black/Blue flipping jig with a zoom super chunk in the trinity (elm fork). Even caught a drum! Haha.


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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: stringwise] #12542233 12/18/17 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: stringwise

One of the best things I have done for my fishing is eliminating all of the junk I don't use. I used to come into threads like this and buy a few of the "recommended" items and I ended up with about 35 jigs in every color and size, head style, body style, it was dumb. I had no idea which one to use and when/where so I ended up never gaining any confidence with any of them.

Last year I removed the Plano 3700 jig box from the boat and reminded myself to Keep It Simple Stupid.



You can do exactly what you want with 1 jig and 1 trailer. Fish that jig and trailer combo until you gain confidence and then branch out from there, or better yet, don't, and you will be pleased with the results. I have stopped on 2 choices (thank you Gerald Swindle) green/brown and blue/black. I fish green/brown 95% of the time.


Buy a couple of these 3/8 Green Pumpkin:

Strike King Structure Jig

Buy a pack or two of these Green Pumpkin Sapphire:

Strike King Rage Craw

For $20 you have everything you need to get comfortable jig fishing. Fish it everywhere you would fish a soft plastic, skip it under docks, fish that 1 jig/trailer deep/shallow, everywhere. You don't need a million different trailer colors and sizes, pick one and stick with it.

The jig pictured has easily caught 100 lbs of bass and still going strong. Always tied on, trailer color never changes, just flat works.







PLEASE check that line about 1/2" up from the knot!! Could just be the lighting but sure looks like a rub/kink that could break... :-)

Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12543812 12/19/17 06:56 PM
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I also like the Swindle method. I will vary my trailer for contrast but pretty much stick with the same jig. I watched a video from Matt Allen about jigs and how he can use the Arkie head in just about any type of jig fishing. Imagine how much simpler it would be narrowing down to 1 or 2 jig designs. As far as trailers everything mentioned above will work. You could probably spend more time thinking about a trailer than the jig. One thing I would add is I like to use a swimbait on as a trailer if I am throwing at a bed.

Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12543855 12/19/17 07:23 PM
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Planning on committing to the jig Thursday at Fork. After all this warm rain then two warm days they should be chomping

Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12543887 12/19/17 07:44 PM
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Good thread, enjoying all the information.

One thing I have not seen in any videos or post on the internet, is about a white and silver
colored jig to mimic a shad.

Is that not a good color to use ??


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Re: Committing to the jig [Re: StormVet] #12543907 12/19/17 08:00 PM
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I used to use a white jig/trailer with silver strands ( actually still do ) on Fork in the summer with a lot of success. Colder months I go to black/gold jig with pumpkin green rage craw. There will ALWAYS be a jig tied on in my boat because they catch fish and they're usually larger. The 14.19 I caught was on a black/blue Denny Brauer jig w-black/blue power craw. I think it's the size and flaring of the skirt that attracts them, MO.


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