The bass jig is the most versatile lure in my opinion and one that everyone needs to learn how to fish. On a tough day of fishing this would be my go to lure. Currently I am using the Strike King KVD Heavy Cover Swim Jig. Most often I fish the jig with a ZOOM Brush Hog as my trailer. The jig can be retrieved many different ways. I fish the jig very slowly pitching it at specific pieces of cover or under shaded areas. I always make sure to give the lure plenty of time to fall and sit before I begin my retrieval. With a jig and trailer small movements is all it takes most of the time to get a big bite. Many times your line will literally just start swimming away. When fish are more active I like to swim the jig slowly with a popping action past every dock and piece of cover I can find. I keep 3 colors of jigs the Black and Blue, Chartreuse Sexy Shad, and Bluegill. My color choice is based a lot of the type of forage in the lake. If there are schools of shad I will swim the Chartreuse Sexy Shad. In the summer it is hard to beat the black and blue jig. In the spring I really enjoy the bluegill colored jig with the tequila sunrise colored brush hog trailer pitching it at potential spawning beds and shaded structures.
I carry two colors of flukes in my bag White (Pictured) and Watermeleon/Red Flake. The Watermeleon/Red Flake is my favorite lure after the spawn and coming into fall. The retrieval of a fluke takes time to learn. When tying on a fluke for the very first time you may need to keep the lure visible to your eye. Try using the white color and keeping it high in the water column. Once you get the retrieval down the bass will not be able to resist the erratic movement of the lure.
I hope you enjoyed this look into my tackle box and learned a little something to try out at your next time at the pond.