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We have all heard how well red/orange rattle traps work in the spring.

 

What about other red baits?

 

I like an LC Pointer 100 in the cool early spring. I see they make a red version.

 

I also like a 1.5 squarebill and was thinking of trying a red one.

 

And what about soft plastics? Or is this just a reaction strike thing?

 

How about a red jig and red craw trailer?

 

Red spinnerbait or red blade?

 

I heard it may be because Craws tend to be redder in the spring.

 

What if there are no/very few craws in a lake?

 

Does it really make a difference? What are your thoughts or experiences?

 

 

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We have all heard how well red/orange rattle traps work in the spring.

 

What about other red baits?

 

I like an LC Pointer 100 in the cool early spring. I see they make a red version.

 

I also like a 1.5 squarebill and was thinking of trying a red one.

 

And what about soft plastics? Or is this just a reaction strike thing?

 

How about a red jig and red craw trailer?

 

Red spinnerbait or red blade?

 

I heard it may be because Craws tend to be redder in the spring.

 

What if there are no/very few craws in a lake?

 

Does it really make a difference? What are your thoughts or experiences?

I throw red square bills.  With my jigs, I'll put a few red strands in from time to time.  My trailers stay natural.  I have a red spinner bait I'm going to give a try. 

 

As far as if it works?  Heck yeeeah it does!

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I haven't thrown all red hardbaits, but Gitzit's 3.5" tube in smoke/red and black sparkle has been a go-to bait for years. More recently, Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver in watermelon/red has produced well. Last year Missile baits Drop Claw in watermelon/red brought a couple of big smallies to the net. I like red flake in soft plastics - especially on sunny days.

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I have thrown crankbaits with red in them with some luck but alot of the jigs I tie have red strands in them and like stated above i stick to natural colors for my trailers and plastics with red flakes in them have done good for me and I know red shad is a very popular color for plastics idk what it is about red but they eat it so I use it.

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Red squarebills, black and red jigs, and red spinnerbaits can all be very good in spring along with the red traps that most people fish. I fish red baits all year round though, they don't stop working just because the water warms up. 

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Honestly I'm not sure why people stop throwing red as the water gets warmer.  Have you ever noticed what happens to a crawdad when you throw it in boiling water?  When the water warms up they get redder.  I would think red would be the best when the water gets to be the warmest. I know I do pretty well throwing the bomber coffin bills in red when the water is about 90.

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