Jig Color

What are the best crappie jig colors to use?

The best Crappie jig colors vary on account of many different variables. Each body of water has its own set of characteristics that make one color better or worse than another. I have found the following tips however to be useful in determining which color to use. The two most effective colors are without a doubt chartreuse and pink in my opinion. I also would choose the florescent variety of each of these lures when fishing. If I am fishing in water of medium depth or water that is extremely deep these colors are at their best. For shallower waters I would move to a darker color such as black or dark green. When fishing for Crappie it is more the presentation than the color that gets results. A poor color jig in the hands of a good fisherman will do more than the perfect color being used by a poor fisherman. Understand always the Crappie are a fish that likes to feed at a particular water depth. I have seen many fishermen fishing near the bottom in twenty feet of water leave after a period of time with no results. Their problem is they never adjusted their bait to different depths. When fishing in twenty foot deep water you need try all depths between six and twenty feet before you declare the area unfit. Crappie feed at different levels that vary throughout the day. They also like to hit a jig from the bottom coming up. Consider these facts on your next trip.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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