Stetson Blaylock: Choose the Right Jig – Part 2 – Color, Size & Trailer


Stetsob Blaylock with fish

Stetson recently explained when to use certain types of jigs. In part 2 of our interview with Stetson Blaylock he shares how to select the right color and size for your jig and how to select the appropriate trailer. Read the final part of our interview here:

Garmin: How do you select the color of jig to use?

Stetson: For me, it’s very simple. I use a couple different colors. Black and blue if the water’s stained or if it’s dark outside. Other than that, I go with natural colors – green pumpkin, watermelon, something with brown in it every now and then, but most importantly, I always match the color of crawfish the fish are eating to the color of the jig. With jig fishing, you have to keep it simple. You don’t want to have a hundred different colors; you just want your natural greens, browns, and black & blue. 

Jig skirts

Left to right: Black & Blue, Green Pumpkin, PB&J

Garmin: How do you determine what size and weight of jig to throw?

Stetson: The size and weight of the jig I use is all determined by the situation I’m fishing. An example of a situation that can influence the weight of the jig is if the wind is blowing or if I’m fishing shallow or deep. For a finesse jig, I’m throwing a 5/16 oz. or 3/8 oz. jig. Flipping, I’m almost always fishing a ½ oz. jig up to 1 oz. depending on the situation, and with a football jig I’m using ¾ or 1 oz. jigs 95% of the time. You have to get out there and play with it to determine what works best for you. There is not necessarily a wrong way to do it when talking about jig size.

Garmin: How do you go about selecting a trailer?

Stetson: I’m almost always using a Yamamoto Double Tail Grub. They make a 4” and 5” version, so if I’m using a finesse jig and wanting a lot of action, I’m typically putting on a 4” grub. If I’m using a bigger, bulkier jig, I’ll go with the 5”. If I want very little action on it, I use a 3” Yamamoto Fat Baby Craw. For example, if I’m fishing colder water or am in a situation where I don’t want my trailer slowing the fall down, that’s when I’ll go with the Fat Baby Craw. 

Next up on Stetson’s schedule is the FLW Tour event at Lake Eufaula. We wish you the best of luck!

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