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Top Crankbait Color?


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#1 eyedabassman

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Posted April 07 2011 - 07:49 AM

What is your all time best color crankbait? I am not a big crankbait guy but, I want to get better at them! So the answers I get on color could help my master plan? B)

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Posted April 07 2011 - 07:51 AM

Always good to have a chartreuse color. Orange is good for deeper depths.& then maybe a close imitation to the baitfish.

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Posted April 07 2011 - 07:59 AM

I like the spring crawfish in the spring and fall. Fire tiger in the summer.

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Posted April 07 2011 - 08:03 AM

Gizzard Shad has always worked well for me from spring to fall. Strike King 1xs
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Posted April 07 2011 - 08:13 AM

What is your all time best color crankbait? I am not a big crankbait guy but, I want to get better at them! So the answers I get on color could help my master plan? B)



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Posted April 07 2011 - 08:39 AM

If I have white, black and either green/brown, I'm good to go.
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Posted April 07 2011 - 09:11 AM

Chartruese/ blue back

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Posted April 07 2011 - 09:33 AM

If I chose just one it would be rootbeer. The green back and white belly can resemble bait fish, bluegill, and crawdads.

If it's stained to muddy water then I will use bright bellied colors with a dark back.
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Posted April 07 2011 - 10:51 AM

Tenn. Shad has always been my top producer. Second would probably be White/Black back.
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Posted April 07 2011 - 11:56 AM

I can't say just one color pattern - gotta have 3: something that looks like a shad, a bluegill, and a crawdad. If you fish northern waters for smallmouths, I'd go with brighter versions of the 3 variants.

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Posted April 07 2011 - 12:05 PM

Classic colors always work:

Silver black back
Gold black back
Silver blue back
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If I were on the look for cranks with little money those would be the colors I´d purchase.
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Posted April 07 2011 - 12:18 PM

In the Midwest, Bluegill is king, without a doubt my all time best around here.
That said, I'd likely go with a shad pattern, a chartreuse black back, a citrus shad and, bluegill.
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Posted April 07 2011 - 01:08 PM

Possibly the most important question concerning crankbait color should be concerning water clarity. The more water clarity the less obvious I want my crankbait to be... the less clarity... the more obvious. This pertains to color, action, silouette and noise.

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Posted April 07 2011 - 01:17 PM

i like natural colors. shiny is good too, metallic/pearl/chameleon paint etc. usually silver, gold, or bluegill. sometimes i like brown/orange/yellow if i'm going for a real reaction bite.
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Posted April 07 2011 - 03:13 PM

Natural colors work best for me. Shad, Perch and bluegill.

If stained water, Sexy Shad seems to produce really well.