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I am in the process of restocking my tackle bag and i wanted to see whay yall think about soft plastics. What are the colors of plastics that work for you. I am a shore angler as well as a college student so what are the proven colors and baits. I need to make sure what i have will catch fish and not waste space or money on things that i wont use.

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I stick with general shades of color instead of specific names.

Green Pumpkin, Watermelon, and Junebug are probably the three I use the most.

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   Color and style make a big difference so always have a good assortment of different colors, styles and lengths as well as a good supply of different worm weights. An assortment of weenie worms, craw worms, lizards, curl tail, finesse and ribbon-tail worms will cover nearly every situation.

  In clear water, lighter, more translucent colors tend to work best: blue, green, pearl, smoke, etc.

  In dark water, dark worms often produce the best: purple, black, brown, etc.

  Two-toned worms are better when the less dominant color is a highly attracting one, such as bright yellow or red and the dominant color is a more conservative one, such as black or blue. Metalflake colors are often the key to fishing success.

# In choosing worm colors, stick to a color that seems to work in your area, but don't be afraid to experiment.  Most professionals use shades of purple.

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Every color has worked well at one time or another. I think color is much more important to us than the fish. I generally carry no more than two colors and sometimes I think that's one more than I need. The two colors have typically been black and pumpkinseed.

I'd pick a color or two that gives you confidence and concentrate on locating the fish.

Good luck.

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College student=limited resources. Black, junebug, watermelon redflake. Can't go wrong with a senko type bait. It can be rigged a # of ways giving you different presentations.

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green pumpkin, watermelon, watermelon red, red bug ;) , black and blue

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I stick with general shades of color instead of specific names.

Green Pumpkin, Watermelon, and Junebug are probably the three I use the most.

What he said. Don't obsess over colors. There's too many and you'll go insane. Don't forget white grubs though  ;)

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Green pumkin

Solid black

White for flukes

Smoke for grubs/DS lures

If I could only pick 1 color period it would be green pumkin.

Allen

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I stick with general shades of color instead of specific names.

Green Pumpkin, Watermelon, and Junebug are probably the three I use the most.

x3 on this one..can't go wrong with these 3 and they will pretty much cover all the bases for all soft plastics. ;)

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Something in Black, Blue, Purple, Brown, Green, and White.  Or combine them.

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Green Pumpkin/Black Flake

Black/Blue Flake

You also need black with red flake.

These three color combinations are all you really "need".

 

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grn pumpkin/black fleck

watermelon/red fleck

black/blue fleck

brown(cinn)/purple fleck(robo MM, in some version)

912 senko(which is grn pumpkin/watermelon laminate)

one of those will catch you something, if anything will

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Everyone has their own personal repertoire of complication ;)

I have seen times when color made absolutely no difference at all, I have seen times when color was the difference between catching & skunked; I seen times where you had to change colors after every 2-3 bass caught.

I have never bought into the theory of selecting lure color based on water or sky clarity.

My #1 color, Cinnamon Pepper Neon/June Bug Laminated (Camouflage)

I attended a seminar years ago and the question was asked of Tom Mann "Why do you make your plastics in so many different colors", he answered "To catch the angler, a bass has never put a penny in my pocket."

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Green Pumpkin/Black Flake

Black/Blue Flake

You also need black with red flake.

These three color combinations are all you really "need".

See, we are all different. I have to disagree, I think either black blue or black red, one or the other is fine. I dont find one better then the other, and around here they eat both equally well. Id go with Blk/blu because I seem to catch bigger fish on it. Green Pumpkin is a given, and covers watermelon in most cases. As a third color Id say june bug or plum depending on brands one buys.

    One constant every where is green pumpkin. ;)

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I fish in pretty clear water, so i use more natural colors like green, brown, red, black. A greenish worm though is usually what i use.

P.S.

If you're gonna buy some Berley Original Power Worms (witch is what i suggest) buy the color motoroil. My favorite color. I even bought the 100 pack of them i like them so much!

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I stick with general shades of color instead of specific names.

Green Pumpkin, Watermelon, and Junebug are probably the three I use the most.

X4

x5  +black.

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Bass must not like black/anything here...haven't caught many on black yet. Mostly on green pumpkin, or blue/red flakes.

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For plastics I use different colors of greens, purples, and browns. For jigs I like greens, browns, black, and blue/black.

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