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Uncommon skirt colors for spinnerbaits

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The most common colors used for spinnerbait skirts are white and chartreuse,at least that I know of.

What about plain red or orange,why aren't these seen on spinnerbaits very often?

When(if ever) would a plain red or plain orange skirt be productive? What about a mix of the 2 colors together?

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Bluegill pattern.

Some combination of white/chartreuse/blue/red

or orange.

8-)

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You're right, you don't see those very often, but they're out there. Check the Secret Weapon Lures site. The have red and blaze orange.

I used to use the Terminator red skirts on spinnerbaits for river smallies. It's not much different than your a red craw/Rayburn red colored crank.

I'd personally like to see more companies make efforts to make various panfish colored skirts; female bluegill, male gill, pumpkinseed, black crappie, white crappie, and perch for example.

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I don't care what color my spinnerbait skirts are as long as they look like a shad or a bluegill.

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Here's the result of a red spinnerbait.

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My #1 spinnerbait color is the bluegill pattern from Strike King. I still throw on the all red Wal Mart $1 spinnerbait and catch fish. I catch a lot of smallies on the local river throwing the all red in stained water.

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I've had more success with a light perch color spinnerbait the last few seasons over the traditonal white or chart. I always add a few strands of red or orange, but have never tried full skirts of red or orange. Might be something to try.

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I really don't see the need to have a huge spectrum of colors for spinnerbaits. I use white, white w/chartruese, and black. When you are mainly working a reaction strike I don't think you need anything but these three colors cause they can cover many different conditions.

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I've been known to throw a spinnerbait or two!  While my most productive colors are white, chart, and silver, I had a secret weapon that now sits in the bottom of one of my fishing holes!  It was a 1/2 oz firetiger colored skirt on a black head with an orange colorado blade!  It has produced numerous fish over 5 lbs!  Wish I could still find them, but havent been able to find my secret weapon in a couple years and have now run out of them!

Jeff

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One of the largest tournament stringers I ever caught was on a pink & chartreuse spinner bait with chartreuse double Colorado blades

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One of the largest tournament stringers I ever caught was on a pink & chartreuse spinner bait with chartreuse double Colorado blades

Here's a question: How the hell do you come up with that as being the color that's going to win the money? That is a pretty "out there" combo as far as bass fishing goes.  Just curious as to what led you to that choice.

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Chartreuse with double chartreuse willows or brown/red/orange with gold willows.

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One of the largest tournament stringers I ever caught was on a pink & chartreuse spinner bait with chartreuse double Colorado blades

I believe that G. Swindle's words are "toss the school bus out there and see who wants a ride home"

I throw a combo just like that minus the pink. In the late fall up here, when its on, they just crush it. 

Me and J Francho fished a tourny last fall and I tossed the school bus pretty hard that day but nobody wanted to ride with me ;)

As long as its cloudy I'll throw white on white spinnerbaits or chartreuse on chartreuse.

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One of the largest tournament stringers I ever caught was on a pink & chartreuse spinner bait with chartreuse double Colorado blades

Here's a question: How the hell do you come up with that as being the color that's going to win the money? That is a pretty "out there" combo as far as bass fishing goes. Just curious as to what led you to that choice.

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.

;)

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My oldest daughter who was about seven at the time rode with me to Toledo Tackle to pick up some things for the tournament. One of the things I was picking up was skirts, Angie saw the pink & chartreuse and like them so I bought her two to play with. Back at the camp Angie talks me into putting one on my spinner bait and promising to try it the next morning.

The spinner bait that was producing during practice was one with the chartreuse double Colorado blades but with a white skirt.

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I've been known to throw a spinnerbait or two! While my most productive colors are white, chart, and silver, I had a secret weapon that now sits in the bottom of one of my fishing holes! It was a 1/2 oz firetiger colored skirt on a black head with an orange colorado blade! It has produced numerous fish over 5 lbs! Wish I could still find them, but havent been able to find my secret weapon in a couple years and have now run out of them!

Jeff

I dont know if you venture up to Wisconsin at all but you can find spinnerbaits with those type of color schemes in the tackle shops. Im assuming theyre mainly for musky and northern, but theyre small enough to catch bass. I bought a black skirt with purple blade spinnerbait that produces bass for me here in Illinois.

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One of my favorite buzzbiat colors is a Green Pumpkin skirt with a orange twin tail trailer. It's great when the bass are feeding on bluegill.

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I always have done better with school bus yellow than chartruese, but that color can no longer be found. I still have a 20 year old Hildebrandt in that color and smallies still hit it.

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Green pumpkin with two gold Colorado blades.  ;)

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Green pumpkin with two gold Colorado blades. ;)

That sounds really legit. Though I would go for one gold colorado blade.

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War Eagle's Spot Remover for stained water...

Firecracker for clear water... ;)

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I've done really well in the spring with an orange and yellow spinnerbait with one gold colorado blade, must look like a bluegill to them. Fished a tournament several years ago where the only keeper caught all day was on a yellow spinnerbait with one orange and one gold colorado blade, fish was almost 8 pounds too.

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