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I like them both but prefer watermelon.  To be honest I am getting tired of water melon it is my fall back bait color. I like switching it up and grabbing random colors.  If you are not sure about what color works, ask people in your area. My lakes are different than Southern cal and florida so it is tough to judge. 

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Watermealon Candy.

Green Pumpkin with Black Flake.

Both are fall back colors for plastics.

Experimenting with various colors is fun.

Have you tried the leamon Senko's, #192? They work!

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Watermealon Candy.

Green Pumpkin with Black Flake.

Both are fall back colors for plastics.

Experimenting with various colors is fun.

Have you tried the leamon Senko's, #192? They work!

I haven't my buddy tried the bubble gum and almost threw the entire pack in the pond lol 

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I prefer watermelon goldflake for lizards (Zoom, specifically)

 

When it comes to worms it can be a crap-shoot as to which is the catcher on a given day.

 

Variants of these "standards" work well, too. Watermelon/GP Magic, gold flake, chartreuse tip, etc.

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I like both colors and use both in different variation of colors as well like watermelon red, candy, green pumpkin red and if want the best of both worlds, if they still do Senko makes a watermelon, green pumpkin laminate. I have a bag myself and did some good.

 

For craws and others I enjoy both colors with red but to be honest it is hard to break from June bug.

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I like the Watermelon black flake for clear ponds, especially zoom lizards. I have tried Watermelon Red and never caught anything, to me the green seems to be off from the std watermelon. But in the same clear ponds I will use junebug, black/blue flake around day break with sucess and other times natural shad colors as well. I never been a fan of green pumpkin, I have one bait in that color with chartruese highlights and can't catch anything on that but that I dunno if it is me or the color or the bait.

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Watermelon baits I've seen are translucent and I most often swim them in clear water on sunny days.  Green Pumpkin baits are opaque and I fish them most often in cloudier water and/or on overcast days and I'll usually choose an opaque color when I intend to drag the bait on the bottom.  I have no idea whether the bass care, but this mindset gives me parameters when choosing baits to buy and/or fish.

 

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i fish a lot of stained ponds and a green pumpkin bait with a lot of vibration does well. i would use watermelon with clear water. i also use junebug on cloudy days so the fish can see it better.

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Watermelon/red flake

Green pumkin/black flake

Pumpkin/black flake

Let me also suggest you purchase a booklet from your DOW. Match the hatch to thei lizards and salamanders in the area you're fishing. Sometimes you'll find a color you normally wouldn't use.

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Green Pumkin generally works better for me

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Watermelon/red is my go to for clearer water, I love green pumpkin gold, and green pumpkin with purple flakes

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Watermelon black flake in clear water, green pumpkin black flake everywhere else.  That means green pumpkin more often than not.  I've tried various flakes versus black and many different basic colors and saw no difference in catch rates.  The only thing I got was more confused and much poorer.  So I just try to KEEP IT SIMPLE.  You can drive yourself crazy with 20 different colors for every plastic bait you might use.

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I use both colors in the same water.  Sometimes a change in the color is all that is needed to get the bass to bite.

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Green Pumpkin produces 10:1 vs Watermelon for me.  GP with chartruese tips or GP with black flake

 

I do have some beavers that are GP on top and Watermelon below that have caught some fish.

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Not a hard rule, but I tend to think of green pumpkin as representing something crawling on the bottom, like a crayfish.  I tend to use watermelon to represent bait fish and use it for swimming retrieves or slow falling like a flck shake.

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Green Pumpkin out fishes watermelon to me by far.  If I am trying a new bait I usually buy it in green pumpkin.

 

As others have mentioned it's fun to try different colors.

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Green Pumpkin is my go to color.....

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I can't say that one is any better than the other for me. For every big fish, or great day I have had on something greenpumpkin, I have had days like that with some form of watermelon.

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Green Pumpkin is my most used color. I will sometimes use watermelon when the water is clearer.

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Culprit red shad and black shad on the 10" are consistent producers for us ...

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