Booyah® Baby Boo Jig™
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Clear water- calls for muted tones and colors that match natural forage.
Modest stain- calls for more opaque colors, and dirty water demands something highly visible. In really dirty water, veteran anglers like really dark colors or ultra-bright colors, especially chartreuse.
How About the Skies?
Skies affect color choices in a similar way and must be considered in conjunction with water color. Generally speaking, bright skies dictate light, natural colors and dark skies suggest dark colors. Even in very clear water, an angler might choose a dark color on a dismal day when thick clouds and misty rain are keeping much light from penetrating the water column.
Finally, be willing to experiment and let the fish dictate what they want. Switch colors periodically without changing any other variables, and pay attention to details when the fish hit.
Clear Water: Natural colors like watermelon and green pumpkin.
Stained Water: Junebug and black and blue.
Muddy Water: Black, Black and Chartreuse, Black and Red.
This may seem unusual, but I pair mine up (both the 3/16 and 5/16oz) with a 4.2 in Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver. It's a big trailer for such a small jig....but, it works for me! I like the large profile of the sweet beaver and the baby boo gives the bait a nice action with the skirt. You may have some trouble with dink bass ripping the legs off, but the big ones suck it down. If the water has more visibility and the fish seem skittish, I'll switch trailers and go with the smaller beaver.
A smaller lure like the Tiny Paca Chunk would be a more conventional trailer to use for this jig. Sweet finesse presentation when paired with this trailer. Real compact jig.
PS Bass Pro Shop makes the EXACT same beaver lure as Reaction Innovations and it costs a little less.
Hope this helps!