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Black & Blue vs. Junebug ?

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When throwing soft plastics - what determines why you would choose Black & Blue as a color vs. Junebug as a color ? ... Thanks in advance ! 

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Good question.

 

I throw Junebug far more often than b&b, not sure why,

but when I was throwing a lot of b&b I did catch some 

nice bass, but then that color just stopped catching.

 

When I added JB to the mix, the catch rate has been far

more consistent year-around.

 

Totally unscientific, just my experience.

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Junebug is prettier.

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Junebug is a good color in stained water. I have far better luck on black and blue jigs and trailers in really dirty water. I have never had any luck with a black and blue soft plastic by itself.

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Two of my favorites. Cant go wrong with either in stained water. Junebug is my go-to overall and B & B is at night.

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Another vote for Junebug as the better all-around soft plastic color of the two. Just seems to work in a wider variety of water clarities, plus it's a more standardized color combination across all companies. You see a lot more variation in black/blue patterns and coloring between companies, to the point I won't use/buy some of them because they just don't seem right to me. 

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I use both, and know that Junebug is common and fairly standardized.  However, Yum dingers in their "Bama Bug" - a muted (almost dull) black/blue swirl have caught me more bass in stained Georgia ponds than any other stickbait color.   

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June being translucent black grape or dark purple with green flakes differs from non translucent black with a wide variety of blues from neon blue to blue flakes.

Both work very good under a wide range of depths and water clarity. 

Anyone not using black with blue soft plastics is missing out. Berkleys Power worms in black with blue flake has won more night tournaments then all other worms combined where I fish. 

Tom

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I choose between the two based on the one I grab first 😂 Both seem to work well for me under the same conditions 

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Black-N-Blue! 

 

If I want a Junebug color it's Cinnamon Pepper Neon Junebug Laminate!

 

Camouflage 😉

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Candybug

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I throw junebug soft plastics and black jigs with blue trailers, no other reason than that's how I've always done it, and it works. I do throw black senkos with blue fleck too.

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I use June bug an hour or so before dark til last light. That is my time slot for it, and it almost never fails. I have had little results with black/blue anytime but in all fairness I have not used it much in years, since most of where I fish  is clear to moderately stained water now. I don't fish much at night, but I'll give it a try when I do again.

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Ini.....mini.....myni......mo !

 

that said, if I have a guest and just want to catch fish, a 4 inch BB wacky gets the call

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Good replies ... I know Junebug and Black & Blue are staples for Florida's tanic stained waters but there are nuances to learn for sure between the two .

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I solve this dilemma by using B&B jigs with a bit of purple in the skirt.   Trailer can be either.  

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6 hours ago, Dorado said:

Candybug

X 2 great color at night in a brush hog!

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Seems like we should simply put one of each on the hook.  I admit that in the past I've never discerned any difference between the two.  Will be more careful now.

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when I lived in Iowa, Junebug was a good color. Here in Kansas it has not produced much for me. black and blue wins here.

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I live in Michigan and Black/Blue produces better than junebug for me.

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As you mentioned @ChrisD46, I have better luck with junebug in lakes with a tannic stain to them, but it's a good dirty water color too.

 

Also, anyone not fishing black and blue in clear water is making a mistake!

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Yall really think the bass care? I dont.

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16 hours ago, clh121787 said:

Yall really think the bass care? I dont.

I fish some lakes here where they do. I've tried the exact same bait in both colors and they show a distinct preference to the junebug. Others lakes it doesn't matter at all. I really wish it didn't, makes it way easier when I can just fish whatever dark color I pull out of my box first. It got to the point that I started making junebug colored jigs specifically for a couple lakes I frequent. 

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On the ponds that I fish late April, early May is when junebug colored plastics fished on the bottom is a killer.

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Sometimes colors matter . I was tearing  them up on chartreuse pumpkin and these two guys were wanting to buy them from me . I told them I didnt have anymore but had five bags .

 

 I use black/blue and the purples , if ones working the other probably is to .

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