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Suspending Rapalas, After a good amount of rain?

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Ok, tomorrow I get a day off of work, so I expect to make good use of it by getting a good day of fishing in. I Haven't been able to fish lately due to work, work, and more work  :D, so I want to make the fishing trip the best of it. Today it rained pretty hard, I think we got about 2inches of rain or so. So tomorrow the lake im planning to fish will be flooded and the water clarity will be very muddy. Also it is pretty cold around here during this time of the month, and the water is pretty cold too. Do you think a silver x-rap will work in these conditions? Because that is the lure I was planning to use. You see about 2 weeks ago I fished there with the x-rap and had some pretty good hits (a nice one around 4lbs jumped and spit the rapala  :'() So I was hoping the lure will produce strikes again. But I just wanted to check up with you guys on how you think the lure will perform in the muddy/flooded condition of the water. Is this lure a good choice to go with in these conditions? If not what else do you have in mind?

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I would try some X-raps in a color that mostly fits the forage of your area. Work them with the twitch and reel retrieve but be sure to pause for 5-10 seconds to draw more strikes. especailly this time of the year the bass are sort of transitioning, the fall pattern has most likely moved out- WM

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personally i like jerkbaits in clearer water situations.  for what you described id be fishing the good old black and blue jig or a slowrolled colorado or oklahoma bladed spinnerbait.  a slowrolled rattletrap might also be a possibility but my number one choice would def. be a jig.

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How cold and muddy is your water?  Extremely muddy water that is cold can be very tough to fish.  Under these conditions, I would use a jig, as stated by jomatty.  If the water is upper forties to low 50s and fairly clear, a silver x-rap fished slowly is one good choice.  

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If you really want to fish an X-rap, I would think you'd need a color that would stand out a bit more in muddy water.  Perhaps the white color, or a bright one...

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That's the truth.  I've thrown them in every possible condition and gotten strikes on them.  Favorite colors are:

-Silver

-Gold

-Olive Green

-Hot Steel

The only color that I have tried with no success is clown...

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I THINK A BRIGHT COLOR WOULD SERVE YOU BETTER IN MUDDY WATER.

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kbkindle here   i went wed  cold water temp was 48 deg    i used a x rap a while no hits  switched over to a rapala   suspending   fat free fry  bait in gizzard shad color  had some good luck  with some brown fish  and they where big   for my home lakes   kb   16-17 in. and fat  like a football

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I did pretty good, didn't get any hits with the x-rap but caught 4 on a white booyah spinnerbait. So atleast I can go back to work happy now that I got a good day of fishing in :D. Biggest was 3lbs the others were two 1lbers and a 2lber.

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I use the Lucky Craft Pointer when I rip and I have learned a lot about rippin submerged grass when the water is high and the fish are scattered. The rip bait or jerk bait is designed as a reaction bait that makes bass bite even when they are not feeding. I can not wait to get back to the East coast and try some rippin on those waters

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Suspending baits work excellent right after a storm, reason being the rain will bring up the dirt and make the water muddy in some areas but the closer you get to the top of the water the less and less muddy it is. A suspending jerkbait if placed right will perform at its best right above the thick stuff. This is what works for me.

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Suspending baits work excellent right after a storm, reason being the rain will bring up the dirt and make the water muddy in some areas but the closer you get to the top of the water the less and less muddy it is. A suspending jerkbait if placed right will perform at its best right above the thick stuff. This is what works for me.

On a reservoir created by damming a creek or river, there are usually numerous creeks that carry mud from the surrounding land during a hard rain.  Muddy run-off flows into the creeks and then into the reservoir and will slowly spread throughout the reservoir.  This mud is carried on the surface as well as down a few feet before it settles.

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