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Swim jig color selection #14031541 06/14/21 02:52 PM
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This year I’ve started incorporating swim jigs and personally I love them. My question is, when and where do you decide to use white as opposed to bluegill colors? I know most lakes have both species of forage. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14031553 06/14/21 03:05 PM
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White or green pumpkin. Occasionally a black and blue.

I figure I am trying to mimic shad or bluegill in most cases.

Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14031580 06/14/21 03:27 PM
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I understand those are the primary colors to use, I’m just looking for tips of when to use white vs green pumpkins/bluegill. I know you would reserve bl/blue for muddy water and white during a Shad spawn....but that’s only a short time of the year.

Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14031583 06/14/21 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TimFish4Life
I understand those are the primary colors to use, I’m just looking for tips of when to use white vs green pumpkins/bluegill. I know you would reserve bl/blue for muddy water and white during a Shad spawn....but that’s only a short time of the year.




I use white year round. Shad stay white all year. If I see shad in area I throw white.. If I know the bluegill are spawning or see them around docks or flooded cover I try green pumpkin.

Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14031588 06/14/21 03:41 PM
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White 90% of the time. I’ll throw black and blue in the winter when it’s cold if they aren’t hitting the white. When the bluegills are spawning I’ve done good on a bluegill pattern. Also when doing what I call flip and burn I like the greens but the white works too. I’ll flip brush piles and shake it. Then I’ll pull it clear and reel it in pretty fast. Like a perch or shad getting spooked out of a brush pile and swimming away. They will smoke that when their feeding. Dang near rip the rod out of your hands when the hit it close to the boat.

Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14031665 06/14/21 04:55 PM
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White jig & trailer 98.73% of the time



Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14031668 06/14/21 04:58 PM
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So...fav brands and trailers?


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If you are on a good crappie lake, a 1/2 to 3/4oz white with a little green works great out deep in the trees during the hotter months.


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Originally Posted by Ken A.
White jig & trailer 98.73% of the time



Same here.


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Low light or stained water / white swim jig !
Light stain to clear water / blue gill swim jig !

Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14031798 06/14/21 06:54 PM
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If there's grass I use a trailer that will reflect the light penetration and match it to a skirt that either continues the bait in color that creates a larger profile and more water displacement. I've had a great deal of success with contrast the last few weeks with all of the rain and flooded bushes. Light weight(1/4 -1/2) slow fall shallow, heavier weight faster fall not what you want when you realize that the bait fish have migrated into the shallows. If you don't get bit on the fall keep moving you will eventually and the water is always clearer the shallower.

Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14032254 06/15/21 01:39 AM
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Perfect, thank y’all so much. I will keep the white as primary for now on and keep the pumpkin as the occasional clean up hitter then.

Re: Swim jig color selection [Re: TimFish4Life] #14032734 06/15/21 04:03 PM
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Kennedy had 22# on day one throwing white/ white

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