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What color jigs do you like in clear water? And what color jig in dark water?

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Clear - Blue, White, Chart, Olive

Muddy - Black... did i say black

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Clear water - lighter greens and browns using translucent trailers like watermelon red, red bug, and often dip for Chartreuse tips. Greenpumpkin/Peanut butter as well as Green Pumpkin/Chartreuse are old standbys too. I am kinda stuck on Green/Pumpkin skirt with flash of brown and purple using a green pumpkin trailer much like my avatar photo for mid range water colors. For darker, stained or cloudy water I like blacks, dark browns and deep berry red colors and similar color trailers.

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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Any color is fine ....... as long as it is black.

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Any color is fine ....... as long as it is black.

N-Blue   :)

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Any color is fine ....... as long as it is black.

I also like black & blue.

My only other color is forest green with black flakes.

Clear, stained or dark water, my jigs are still the same.

8-)

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The color mix black and blue is an all time favorite for jigs as well as many other style baits. And works extremely well in a variety of water clarity. Important to know that blue is the first color  to disappear as light levels decrease. The blues will turn to grays. If the blue is translucent (see through) then it will lose it's silhouette factor easier than a thick or heavy blue. Back in the day, I experimented with so many colors and in every type of water and have settled on a few standards that I keep in mind with color choices. Clear-light day, shallow-clear water use light colors and or clear baits (less visible). Adjust accordingly to light and water conditions until dark conditions = dark baits. Now, over the last 15 years, I have been confined to night fishing due to the ill effects of the sun, and have noticed that the additional flash that bright colored flakes (not too much) in the soft plastic bait and or jig skirt (especially red and/or green) produces that little extra sight factor advantage during dark conditions.

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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Not trying to start anything but according to the United States Navy

The colors of the spectrum (the colors of light) are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.

At 10 feet, red is almost gone, orange is disappearing, and yellow is starting to fade away.

At 35 feet, orange is gone, and yellow is quickly disappearing.

At 75 feet, yellow looks greenish-blue and the only visible colors are blue, indigo and violet.

As we pass 150 feet, blue and indigo are hard to see and violet is disappearing.

Passed 200 feet, ultraviolet is the only color left, and it is not visible to the human eye anyway.

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Hey Catt, that is great information and glad you pointed that out because my understanding is from surveys of actual colored objects in the variety of light conditions. When in the varying water depths it would seem that your info would translate the same to colored objects since the color is reflected, or is it only to the actual color of a transmitted light.

Removed the term spectrum from the previous post, maybe it is more correct. A bit confusing and hope this isn't off the thread topic too much!

Big O

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In muddy water and most times in stained water I use a Black n blue.

In clear water and sometimes in stained I will use a green pumpkin.

Most times I match the trailer with the jig at least kinda close.

But the times when the bass have just gone ape@*(t on me is when I used that green pumpkin jig with an electric blue paca raw.

I have never been bit so often and aggressively the whole time I have been fishing.

Cyas,

D

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Clear= natural colors, brown, green, etc.

Muddy= Black and black

And for trailers I use solid black or green pumkin 90% of the time. The thing that gets me is everyone says black and blue! Well that is about the worst color for me in a jig? Of all the color combinations black and blue just slightly edges out hot pink with a chart trailer (how about that for a combination :))

Allen

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It just so happens that the Okechobee Craw color which is a green pumpkin back and a blue metallic belly is one of the most popular colors with the pro's for craws and chunks. I have my favorite go to colors, but will change colors even when something is working to see if another color is even more effective. I learned this by accident. Many times I have been in the fish pretty well and ran out of a particular color only to change and be even more productive, then run out of that color and change and not be as productive as either of the first two choices. This info says that slight changes in color styles definitely have an effects on bass. Those of us who have been doing this a long time (but not long enuff) have experienced this many, many times because we are always running out of something.

Big O

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