For muddy water or low-light fishing conditions, black, black and blue, or dark brown are my preferred colors for jigs. If I’m faced with those conditions and throwing a spinnerbait or chatterbait, black and blue or chartreuse are good choices. In clear water, I typically go with green pumpkin or watermelon for my jigs - sometimes I’ll throw in a strand or two of chartreuse or orange. For moving baits, chartreuse or white are my go-to. _____________________________________________________________ In case you were wondering, there ARE some bass being caught around Ohio. Joe LaGuardia and Brett Ivey got into some largemouth through the ice last weekend in Aurora. They weren’t huge, but I’m sure it was nice to feel a bend in the rod. All fish were taken on ice jigs and waxworms. Thanks for giving me some photos to post this week guys!
With most of our lakes covered in ice, chances are you haven’t been bass fishing recently. A fun activity to help pass some time in the winter is replacing the old skirts on your spinnerbaits, chatterbaits and jigs. Over time, the skirts and rubber bands on your baits can become brittle and faded, so it’s important to change them out occasionally. For $16, the Janns Netcraft Skirt Making Tool will allow you to create your own custom skirt combinations in mere seconds. In addition to the tool, you will need collars, skirt materials, and a pair of scissors. If you like to add rattles to your jigs, this tool will allow you to do that as well. Here is a short video illustrating how to create a custom skirt. Ohio Bass Blog Custom Skirt Making Video