favorite color jigs for skip jack

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by Steve Douglas, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    whats your favorite color for catchin skipjack? i like red and white the best! but ive heard guys catch alot on white and blue also
     
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  2. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Solid pink or pink/white At Ft Gibson when they have all the water shut off minnows work real good.
     
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  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Steve I like white in clear to stained water.
    Chartreuse in totally stained water.
    Black at night.
     
  4. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    what size jig.
     
  5. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    I use a 1/0 headless jig. ( J hook with chenille and bucktail tied on it)
     
  6. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    WHAT EVER YOU USE I GUESS! I USE 1/8 OZ JIGS 2-3 of them
     
  7. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    i tie my own they are white, yellow and red with flash in them...the flash seems to be more of a help than the color...the ones with more flash seem to do better...
     
  8. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    black with white or red tail works good for me.. but i always tie a small chrome spoon on the end and that is what gets most of them....:wink:
     
  9. alton

    alton New Member

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    I use sabiki rigs and will always use a red head with white body, if in stock.
     
  10. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    i use chrome spoon
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I like 1/16 oz near the surface and 1/8 oz if fishing deeper. Tie two or three in series.
     
  12. puppypal

    puppypal New Member

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    As most know I am crazy for pink but so are the skips in my area! :wink:


    sabiki rigs #6 #8 for bigger skips and always pink!
     
  13. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    If it werent for the ones in my freezer i think i would have forgotten what a skipjack looks like....I have thrown everything lately and havent gotten a hit. the river is too out of whack. Two weeks ago i couldnt drop a hook in the water without it getting nailed..:angry:
     
  14. Jerry Cline

    Jerry Cline New Member

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    I have the best luck with red/white, chart./white
     
  15. larry again

    larry again Active Member

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    I have my best luck using my homemade jigging spoon, white or charturse.
     
  16. Camo Fish

    Camo Fish New Member

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    The most versatile color for me to use this year has been any combination of blue/wh in a 1 1/4 tube jig. I make up my own version of a sabiki/piscator rig with 3 1/16 oz heads followed by either one 2"grub on a 5/16 oz head or spoon. During summer mths and warm water crickets work good for me.
     
  17. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    with all the guys who talk about catchin skipjack for bait! i figured i would get a lil more responce from this thread! you guys are holdin out huh?
     
  18. larry again

    larry again Active Member

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    They are trying to hide the truth from you,I really use a deep diving jitterbug in lime green and purple.:wink::big_smile::big_smile:
     
  19. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    1 or 2 inch fresh shad works best if you can catch some, under a bobber set for 14-17 inches deep, right before dark... been catching them 16-20 inches long.