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Need to make a jig purchase. While I'm asking what weight u throw most what about color? Some of these companies like Dirty make a ton of colors. I fish as a co-angler and almost all these guys are bank beaters. 14ft usually the deepest but usually shallower, when I t-rig I fish as light as possible mostly 1/4 and 3/16oz. Was thinking of mostly buying 3/8oz jigs plus the trailer should be ok? If I go up should I just get the 5/8 instead of only going up an 1/8th to 1/2oz? Thanks guys!

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I mainly fish 2 places. The Chattahoochee river and lake Eufaula. 95% of jigs I throw in the river are 1/4 oz and in the lake its about 50/50 between 1/4 and 1/2 ounce. I have some 3/8 but I could do without them if need be.  Have several colors as well but mainly throw a black/blue and a green pumpkin/red

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Two of the best jig fisherman in America are Denny Bauer & Gary Klein, they both throw 3/8 - 1/2 oz 90% of the time!

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I typically won't use a football jig under 3/4oz because I want it to sit on the bottom and just drag. I'll normally opt for 1/2oz on heavy cover flipping jigs, and anywhere from 1/4-1/2oz for finesse jigs depending on how deep I want to fish them, and how fast I want them to fall. All my swim jigs are in 3/8. 

As far as color, my favorites are either peanut butter jelly, black/blue, or some variation or blend that includes green pumpkin. 

So when you pick your weight, just ask how deep are the places you fish, and how fast of a fall do you want? I'd say start somewhere around 3/8oz And go from there. 

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mostly 3/8, some 1/4 and 1/2. But I feel like I could go all 3/8oz and just exchange trailers to adjust action and fall rate, and not lose much.

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1/4. Is probably what I use the most. I have alot of success with a bulky trailer and the slow fall rate. 

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1/2 probably more than anything else but 1/4-1oz depending on the pattern 

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3/4oz green pumpkin is my go to most of the time.  1/2 oz when I'm "finessing."  Very rarely will I go lighter. 

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1/2 oz most of the time

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Rivers I use 1/4 a lot

Lakes I fish 3/8 arkie most.

I go with simple colors in the jig brown, black and green pumpkin.  If you need some flair then use the trailer to add color.

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2 hours ago, Catt said:

Two of the best jig fisherman in America are Denny Bauer & Gary Klein, they both throw 3/8 - 1/2 oz 90% of the time!

i'm not that good of jig fisherman but that's my preference is 3/8 & 1/2 oz. jigs , i don't feel the need for anything bigger . if i need to go lighter , i'll texas rig the plastic with a tungsten weight .

mostly all my trailers have red in them as most all of the crawfish i see in the lakes i fish are red .

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I have a mix of 1/4 and 3/8. I don't know which ones are which anymore. But my boater is a bank beater like yours. Here in central IL we throw pretty much black and blue all day long. I've made an effort to not throw black and blue as a co-angler. I've got a few hand tied black and chart, or black and red jigs. I've seen a small increase in the amount of fish I catch over him, obviously not as much as I'd like ;)

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2 hours ago, Catt said:

Two of the best jig fisherman in America are Denny Bauer & Gary Klein, they both throw 3/8 - 1/2 oz 90% of the time!

Me, too! 

I fish Siebert Outdoors exclusively:  http://www.siebertoutdoors.com/ and Rage Tail Craws.

My most productive colors are Black with a Black & Blue Rage Tail Craw; PB J; Green Pumpkin/ Brown and Brown & Orange.

 

 :fishing-026:

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As for color, Andy Cuccia is a jig fisherman up on the CA Delta and in his seminars he repeatedly says the only colors he uses are basically black(black/blue) or brown(brown/purple) with those secondary colors mixed in now and then.

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8 minutes ago, blckshirt98 said:

As for color, Andy Cuccia is a jig fisherman up on the CA Delta and in his seminars he repeatedly says the only colors he uses are basically black(black/blue) or brown(brown/purple) with those secondary colors mixed in now and then.

mostly in California we have the Red Swamp crawfish which is 85% or more red with a black stripe , some times the claws lighten up to shades of orange , purple , and grayish . just goes to show that bass will eat mostly anything even if the colors are unnatural

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1/8 - 3/8

Considering where I fish and how I fish, rate of fall and the smaller profile are my most paramount factors. 

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When considering weight also don't forget the trailer you plan on using - some of those trailers out there will add a good chunk of weight to the final package.

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3 hours ago, MIbassyaker said:

mostly 3/8, some 1/4 and 1/2. But I feel like I could go all 3/8oz and just exchange trailers to adjust action and fall rate, and not lose much.

Same here.

Brown, green pumpkin, watermelon, with some orange are the colors I use most.

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1/2 oz 90% of the time.

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I fish mostly water that is 10-12 ft or less, 3/8 oz is my go to.  if I'm fishing deeper I'll go to a 1/2 oz, or struggling to get bit most of my finesse jigs are 5/16 oz. 

For football jigs the lightest I'll go is a 1/2 oz

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I will throw 3/4oz in real deep structure filled lakes.

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I usually start with 3/8, but if that does not produce I will either switch trailers or move to a 1/2 oz or 1/4 jig. I mainly use a brown and green jig with either a black, brown or green trailer, but if the water is real dirty it is either all black or black n blue.

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