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Beginner at jig fishing needing some advice

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This year I am trying to expand how I fish for largemouth bass and try new presentations. I never have really done and fishing with jigs and want to give it a go. I know you can buy all different types of rigs; some that are best in rocks, around timber and all other conditions. My budget will not allow that and I want to buy 3 jigs that are all around performers and not only in certain conditions.

 

If I am going to only buy 3 what would you recommend? Brand, size, head design type and what 3 colors?

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If your looking to target them in grass, TW has a pretty good selection.

I lime these for grass

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/All_Terrain_Tackle_Grassmaster_Jig/descpage-ATTGJ.html

 

And you can reach out to @Siebert Outdoors for advise.

I just placed an order with them.  Top quality 

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Flipping- good around cover. Laydowns, docks, light vegetation, ect. 

 

Football- good for dragging, I like them on rocky bottoms. 

 

Finesse- when you need to downsize, I like these for fishing rivers for smallies. 

 

Those are probably the 3 types I'd start with. Alot of good jig companies out there, I use Strike King and All Terrain Tackle mostly. 

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Mystery Tackle Box says an Arkie Style Jig is the best All Around Jig. I'm pretty sure many Pros also agree and would recommend Keeping the colors basic. Black/Blue or Green Pumpkin. 

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Get an order into Siebert for a 3/8oz Arky head jig in black and blue, green pumpkin, and Missouri craw. You'll be good to go anywhere with those.

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Strike King Bitsy Flip is the best jig for budget minded anglers. Great head design for any type of cover except rock.

 

I would by 3 in 1/4 oz Black-N-Blue & next time buy 3 in Green Pumpkin. Next move up to 3/8 oz in the same two colors.

 

As for trailers Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw

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I've just gotten into jig fishing myself with heavy success, I kept things simple with the beginnings of my jig plano box.

 

Booyah Boo Jigs, both in 3/8oz, one black and blue and one black brown spice.  I use these for cover and moderate grass.  Pitching, mostly.

 

Booyah Bankroll Jigs, both 1/2oz, one in black and blue and the other in money.  I use these in deeper water, making long casts and doing my best crawfish impression.  These jigs do a phenomenal job of angling the trailer up.

 

As for trailers the YUM Craw Chunk in black and blue and crawdad.  I settled on these because they're 2.99 a pack and YUM baits have always delivered for me.

 

Good luck!

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I am also fairly new to jigs.  Followed the consensus and use black and blue Arkie jigs with black and blue craw.  Had success with some decent fish.

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As for colors I would recommend.

black and blue

pb&j

green pumpkin

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I would recommend the same thing for you that I did one of my friends who just started into jig fishing.

 

a really good all around jig that does work well whether casted, pitched flipped, grass, cover, flats etc, is the V&M Pacemaker Series Adrenaline jig.  Don't get me wrong I have lots of different ones, but if I was forced to pick one for all applications it would be the adrenaline.

 

I would probably go 1/2 oz, and if your limited to three, I would get a black and blue for dirty water overcast days, a Missouri craw color for working green water in the summer, and a crawdad color for clear water or spring time. 

 

would recommend strike king rage chucks as trailers because they offer lots of action in a compact package.

 

Those three colors should cover you year round.

 

I like the head design, it has a flat side that will help the jig stand up when dragging flats, plus with the guarded line tie and overall shape of the head allows it to come through structure really well. 

 

skirts are tough and full.

 

the hook is very stout.  the weed guard is very thick and I like to thin it a little for easier hook ups but have caught plenty without doing that.

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I'm using this summer to improve my jig fishing.  Right now I'm stocked up on 6th Sense jigs.....both the hybrid and the Divine Swim jig in several flavors.....

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Man I've lost 3 jigs in one day before... i feel like if I'm not losing jigs, (or at least getting hung up) then I'm missing out on fish..got to get in there where bass like to hide and ambush their prey!   I suggest you eat hamburger helper a couple nights or don't buy pop at work or whatever and save a few extra dollars to get you a few more jigs! 

 

Strike king makes awesome jigs (for the money) and you can get them at any walmart. I recommend the swim jig, and a finesse jig. 

 

As for trailers just about anything will do. Half of a stick worm or a curly tail grub. Try a rage chunk on the finesse jig. Killer for me on a slow bite and can be fished a bunch of different ways before I give up on it.. 

 

Another suggestion is to try the jika rig. Use the search bar, or Google it.. it's basically a drop shot weight with a split ring (or two) and your preferred hook. I usually run a creature style bait or floating worm. You can fish it anyway you'd fish a jig without the bulk of the skirt . Awesome rig for sure with many possibilities and variations. 

 

Also... Read the jig thread at the top of the fishing tackle section... Pages and pages.

 

Good luck. 

 

 

 

 

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