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Colors Of Plastic Baits???

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 Very interested in the colors of lures. Let's talk about your hottest fish catching colors of your plastic

baits. I been around fishing long enough to remember the black creme plastic worms being one of  the first colors used with success. Then there was purple and natural colors etc. Now the market is flooded with all kinds of colors, swirls,  two color flakes added,  split laminated colors,  lighter color outside

with a black vein inside I could go on and on about today's crazy color combinations. With me being old school a split shot rig we used in 1970 still works today with a 6" black creme worm. How plastics and the way we use them have changed. So let's share some info about our plastic colors.

 

Here's some of my productive colors;

 

Plastic Worms,

Red Shad,  Black Shad,  Purple,  Green Shad, Black,  Electric Blue Glitter

 

Senko / Stik O worms;

Electric Blue, Amber flake, Pumpkin Flake, Green Shad(baby bass) 

 

Creature Baits(bushings);

Black red flake, Electric blue

 

I have other colors which I haven't tried yet. I kind of get stuck on what works. I know it's time to throw

different colors. Do you use all the colors?

 

If the different colors of the hard baits matters doesnt the colors of our plastics matter too under certain water and light conditions?

 

Any opinions?

 

What do the  Pro's do?

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I've seen all colors of plastics work and I just use a couple of colors because I don't think it makes much of a difference. Of course, I could easily be wrong, but I'm comfortable doing what I do. Typically my two colors of many plastics were black and translucent pumpkinseed and I often felt that using just one would be just as productive.

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Basically for me it comes down to the type of day. If i'm at a lake thats clear on a sunny day i'll use natural colors. If it's a murky lake on a sunny day i use brown and green colors. What i'm saying is that being able to adapt catches more fish. Heres a good rule of thumb though: try to match the water color and if it's clear use more natural colors. Also chartcheuse tails and multicolored baits work very well but they're harder to know when to throw. Usually ill throw chartcheuse tails when it's stained to murky on a partially sunny or sunny day. Theres too many color combos to discuss though so you should take a log to see which conditions match your lure.

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I feel as if there's another thread like this on this site.  Most seemed to like purple colors.  I picked up a couple Zoom worms that had purple flek and I gotta say, the fish on my lake inhaled them versus fishing with the watermelon seed that I usually use.

 

Actually had problems with belly-hooking.  Could chalk it up to me not feeling the bite and setting a late hook (after the fish has swallowed the bait)...but in my defense, they were hitting these new colors so fast and hard that I barely had time to react.  Some had the perfect hook-set, while others just swallowed the thing immediately.

 

Went back to the watermelon seed after awhile....nothin.  Switched back to purple, starting having hits again.

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Generic bait color:  Green Pumpkin

Generic craw color:  Dark Pumpkin

Generic shad color:  Shad or other grey/silver

Generic all-around fish-catcher:  Black & Blue

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