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Old 03-18-15, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default Jigs and jig trailers.

Jigs aren't new to most of us, but it's been a while since we talked about them. I'm curious about a few things. Such as what size jig do you like to use in early pre spawn season, such as after ice out, and the water is less than 50 degrees? Heavy for a large profile as so many of the pros seem to prefer, or smaller so as to get a slow fall since slow seems to be the optimum speed when fishing very cold water.
Do you have a favorite jig trailer? If so, what is it? My favorite jig trailer is a craw trailer that mimics a craw very well. No swimming appendages, but rather just a regular craw. It's not made anymore, and I can't remember who made it, but the Wave Worm Tiki Crawdude is very similar. As for the jig, I generally use a 3/8 oz. jig here in northern Indiana. It seems to get the job done pretty well. As for color, I have several but most days, the standard black/blue works best. I purchased some NuTech Pro Series NuJigs this winter and am really looking forward to trying those out. I got a couple in 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 oz.
Come late spring, early summer, I figure the smaller jig could be very useful, since there should be plenty of small bait fish and other young prey for bass to feed on. Also, the 1/2 oz size would be good in the summer months for triggering strikes with a faster fall, and for deep weed edges. But for now, once the ice is finally gone, the 3/8oz in blue/black will probably be my main stay. Here is a picture of the Wave Worm Tiki Crawdude.
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Old 03-19-15, 01:33 PM   #2
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K-dog I love a jig with a craw papi trailer. Most of the time a 3/8 but I'll drop down to 1/4 or go up to a 1/2 every now and then. As for colors any color will do as long as it is green But really I like blacks and blues--brown and greens.
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Old 03-19-15, 06:22 PM   #3
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I keep trying the greens and browns, but for whatever reason, I have very little success with them. Nearly all my bass have come off black/blue. I will occasionally take one off green and brown, but few in comparison/. Have no idea why.
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I am like backlash I can catch more on natural colors. I found in spring time to put a little red on head and claws. That what they k
look at when they come out of hypernation. I throw 1/2 Oz in early spring as that is when the big bous areally out looking for forage. Big baits big fish. Throw 1/8 & 1/4 right after hatch. Then big again when the bass go deep in summer. Then go back to they bigger ones in late fall. K dog you my want to check out slong's baits and charmer baits I was told about them last year. All I know is they have improve my catch rate
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I like a 3/8 oz. Molex kento jig with a sapphire blue zoom super chunk jr fished on 14-17 lb fluorocarbon instead of braid.
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I like a 3/8 oz. Molex kento jig with a sapphire blue zoom super chunk jr fished on 14-17 lb fluorocarbon instead of braid.
I'm still liking the kento jig.
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Old 06-25-16, 12:03 AM   #7
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I tie on skirts with contrasting colors and pour my own trailers to mostly match the skirts in some way. The flappers shown below flap all the way to the bottom when attached to a 3/8 or 1/2 oz skirted jig.

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