I agree with Dark!
Two things that tend to discourage new jiggers is, hook setting or spit outs and snags.
I highly recomend you start with NuJigs because Bo knows jig fishing better than anyone and his jigs eliminate both of the above concerns.
They are a Sponsor here (left side, 3rd from top) and Bo WILL answer any and all questions or concerns for you PLUS he has a TON of YouTube videos out.
I would start with 1/4oz. moving up to 3/8ths because these two weights you get the best 'feel' of the lure and will help you learn the nuiances of hitting rocks, limbs, sand, mud and structure easier.....and fish.
Last but not least, everytime you feel ANY change in your jig...SET THE HOOK!!!
Later on you can be more finicky maybe but often times a bass will grab and swim as opposed to hammering it. Especially when flipping and pitching.
Don't get me wrong, they definitly will hammer a jig too!
Grew up in LaCrosse so I've fished many a Mn. water body.
Good luck and have fun!