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I'm sure conditions may vary, but I was just curious what some of your guys best producing crankbait colors are? Here are some of mine that I've done well on. Bomber model 6a in redfire craw, brown craw, bream and Bandit model 200 spring craw and model 300 in Tenn. shad. ;)

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id tell you but then id have to kill you

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I fish mostly shad finishes.  Which finish depends a lot on water color/weather.

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Sexy Shad

Chart with blue back

Any Shad color

Firetiger

Depends on the water clarity.  ;)

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Mine lately has been the Storm Big bass texas craw. I bought it for $3 at wal-mart and this thing has produced some good fish. I think probably cause of its low price tag, i am a little more willing to throw it close into cover and not be afraid to loose it. Here's the lure...

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Bluegill patterns have done well, Brown & Green craws and I also use Ghost colors a lot.

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1. Chrome with either a blue or black back. Basically, anything that looks like a shad.

2. Chartreuse w/ black, firetiger. etc.

3. Brown, red or orange crawdad.

4. Bluegill patterns. 

Tom

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I use colors that imitate the forage in my lakes usually so that would be shad, sunfish, and baby bass colors.  I will throw others when nothing is working.

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I also try to imitate the forage in my lakes.  As such, I tend to throw a lot of perch and bluegill patterns.

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Later this Summer and into Fall the Strike King Sexy Ghost color has proven itself a welcome addition to my ever growing collection of baits. The clearer the water the better.

;)

A-Jay

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Anything with a dark crawfish pattern.

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Strike King Series 5-6 Rootbeer, Sexy Shad, Shad

Lucky Craft RC 1.5 White Shad, Copper and Purple Perch.

Fat Free Shad Pearl Shad, Grape Shad, and Citrus Shad

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I try to keep it as simple as I can. I basically use two shad colors, 2 bream colors, and one crawfish color. Year in and Year out, the four colors listed produce the vast majority of fish I catch on crankbaits.

Louisiana Shad

Tennessee Shad

Black and Chartreuse

Green and Chartreuse

Brown Craw

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I feel that contrast is more important than color in most situations. Light colors in clearer water, dark colors in muddy water.

Favorite light shades - Sexy shad, chartreuse and purple, clear and white

Favorite dark shades - Blues, blacks, browns and reds. Perch and bluegill are great dark colors also.

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Thanks for all the replies. Seems like many of you try matching the hatch, and what is a little odd is a few of the small watersheds I fish the main forage is bluegill and/or shad, pretty clear water, but I do best on loud colored cranks, Bomber redfire craw 6a/7a. ;)

Have you ever had the bass just flat tear up a certain crank for maybe a year or two, and then turn flat cold and not buy a fish? I've had several colors just turn cold over time, or, I tell me fishing buddies that the bass just went to " school" , or got the word out. ;D

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silver black back or Bandit's black back herring.

  -gk

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The color I have the most confidence in is rootbeer. I prefer a bone body with a green back and a little orange on the chin.

I feel with this color you can imitate a craw, a bluegill, or a shad depending how you fish it. It's what I start with in clearer water and I adjust from there.

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