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I've been tying crappie jigs for years, but never thought of tying with the thought of targeting BG. Any thought on color or color combinations? I'm pouring some 1/64 oz heads on a #8 hook. 

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Thanks Jeff I guess I'm up the wrong tree .

 

Nice observation, Jeff. I often think we overload our bluegill with too-large gaudy baits and lures. I wonder how many simply wont touch what we run by them, because they look like nothing they are accustomed to eating.

I have gone to ever smaller jigs and grub tails, and even still I find I catch more with plain old worms.

For Crappies I mostly fish a 1/16 oz jig. Prefer red or even pink with a soft twister tail in a white pearl 1 1/2" tail. Will also use a 1/32 oz head but very few times do I go beyond the 1/16 oz jig head unless the wind is really blowing and that is a rarity still. Even though I may be fishing for Crappies I'm still catching Bluegills and occasional Bass, both Largemouth and Smallmouth, Rockbass, Perch, and even Warmouths. It catches numerous fish and if I were to have only one bait to fish that would be the jig because it catches so many different species of fish.

Very large bluegills are smart! I would use plain natural color jighead and tip small nightcrawler or giant leafworm. Cast it down deep .... look nice natural free food for giant 'gills!

What do you consider natural color, John?

And how do we explain firetiger, chartreuse or the other wild colors that seem to catch fish?

As much as I think I've learned, this whole color thing baffles me still.

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