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Dvdrd, the answer is infinity.

Everyone has their favorite colors so if you ask 100 people you will receive 100 different responses.

Watermelon and Green Pumpkin are you base colors. One for clean water and one for stained water.

Black is very good for dirty water.

Plastic worm manufacturers have made up names for each color, some of which have no relationship to the color, such as Junebug, Ehrler's Edge and Motor Oil.

Plus the fact that we have favorite colors for specific bodies of water and specific techniques.

The guys can give you lists of their favorite colors but it is up to you to figure out which colors work best under which conditions and on which bodies of water.

Good question, although the answer is infinite.  ;)

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Usually all I carry is 4-6 colors of any one bait, my personal top 4 would be:

Black w/blue flake

June Bug

Green Pumpkin

Watermelon w/red flake

I pretty much carry those colors in just about every bait I carry, I add a few more to other select baits, but  It's not nessecary.

I could get by just fine, and usually do with these 6 baits:

Beaver

Paca Craw

Senko

Trick Worm

Fluke

Finesse Worm

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I quit trying to carry a lot of styles/colors.  One color that I always look for in whatever I buy is Watermelon Candy.  Other than that, it's black/blue, Green Pumpkin, Watermelon/Red Flake and a few in Junebug.  Haven't found a need for anything else.

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Dvdrd, the answer is infinity.

Everyone has their favorite colors so if you ask 100 people you will receive 100 different responses.

I disagree.  If you ask 100 anglers for color recommendations, you will see a trend....your answer reflects that trend, in fact.  I'll limit my advice to bottom plastics, not Senkos, flukes, paddletails, etc.  Some kind of black, some kind of green, and some kind of brown is really all you need.  From there, reds and purples are deadly on certain lakes.

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colors:

Green

Brown

Black

White

Blue

Red

I use some variation of green or brown probably 95% of the time.  I dont' get too caught up in the particular variation.  Green with black/red/blue/purple/whatever flakes is still green to me.  The times where they'll only hit a particular color of flake is not all that often.

Soft plastics (not counting trailers)

Power Worm

Trick Stick

Rage Craw/Lobster (Paca craws too)

Beaver style (good thing I stocked up before Brent stopped selling them)

Trick Worm

Paddletail

Grub for creek smallies

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10 inch worms in some sort of purple.

Fluke in shad or white

fluke in watermelon red when fishing on bottom

trick worm in watermelon seed

senko in watermelon purple swirl

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Sorry I don't have 6 different baits,but these are my colors.

Zoom trick tail worms,watermelon/chart. tail,Big Texan and watermelon magic and one more Black.

Zoom baby Brush Hog,watermelon magic,pumpkin,green pumpkin magic,and green pumpkin. Big Texan is a spring color,the rest I use all year.

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Well I haven't really used many soft plastics the last few years  :-[ but I used to have a lot of luck with Zoom lizards in the 4" and 6" variety.  My go to color was chartreuse/pumpkin or just chartreuse.  My fishing buddy catches a ton of fish using beavers (mostly brown) and split-tail worms (black w/chart. tail).

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Zoom Fluke

Arky Crawlin' Fry Centipede

Roboworms Sculpin

Zoom  Finese worms

Pumpkinseed

Green Pumpkin

Watermelon Candy

Chartreuse

Junebug

Smoke Red flake

...Bill

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J Francho, we are on our way to 100 different responses!!!  ;D   ;D   ;D

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Dvdrd, the answer is infinity.

Everyone has their favorite colors so if you ask 100 people you will receive 100 different responses.

I disagree. If you ask 100 anglers for color recommendations, you will see a trend....your answer reflects that trend, in fact. I'll limit my advice to bottom plastics, not Senkos, flukes, paddletails, etc. Some kind of black, some kind of green, and some kind of brown is really all you need. From there, reds and purples are deadly on certain lakes.

I agree, Green and brown are the only colors I need, well maybe pink (or whatever color a earthworm is ;) ).

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BassShephard,

So you and I like pink.

Is that bubble gum pink or pink?

And what flavor pink from which manufacturer?

See where I am going with this?

And what about Electric Blue? What in the world is Electric Blue? Is it like my special run of Caroblue???

And I agree with the three basic colors as mentioned above but there are so many variances that we could send dvdrd into a mental hospital.  ;D   ;D   ;D

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I make all of my own plastics so I have an infinite amount of colors and color combinations.  However, I mostly use green pumpkin, pumpkin seed, smoke/red flakes and black.   All the rest is eye candy except for bubble gum during the prespawn.

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Universal color:  Green Pumpkin

Other "basic" colors:

Black w/ Blue Flakes

Watermelon w/ Black Flakes

Green Pumpkin w/ Red Flakes

Baits:

Rage Tail Baby Craw

Rage Hawg

Senko

Kut Tail

Fat Ika

Mizmo Grande Tube

MegaBug

Thumper

Anaconda

Eeliminator

LFT Live Magic Shad

Slug-Go

Roboworm

Larew Salty Ringworm

Jig Trailers:

Rage Tail Baby Craw, Craw & Lobster

Flappin' Hog

Doublewide Sweet Beaver

Is that six?   ;)

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Plastics: Brush Hogs, Beavers, Zoom Flukes, Senkos, Zoom Trickworms, SK Finesse Worms, Ribbits, Roboworms, Chigger Craws,

Colors: Blk/Bl, Gr Pumpkin, Watermelon Gr, Blk, Bubble Gum, Junebug, Browns

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I'd just be repeating what most everyone else has said.

Mike

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I like Watermelon in any flake, pepper, gold, magic, red, purple, candy. I like the black in red and blue flakes, I use the bugs, Red, june and Bama, as well the red and tequila shads.

Plastics, lizards from 4" to 8", zoom and YUM, Ribbon tails 7.5" Culprit, Zoom Big dead ringer, Zoom Trick Worm, Zoom MagII and Ol' Monster, well the baby Brush Hog too. and Senkos.

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Some days.. color doesn't matter, I've caught them on bright hunter orange baits, blades of grass and bare hooks ;D I have more varied color with cranks then plastics but they still have the basic colors mixed in.

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Baitcasting:

Rage Craw

Rage Space Monkey

Rage Smokin' Rooster

Rage Thumper

Rage Hawg

Spinning:

Rage Baby Craw

Fat Ika

Trick Worm

Flick Shake

Senko

Topwater:

Rage Shad

Rage Toad

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Lizard -any size

Rodent

Manns worms- any size

Tubes

Chigger Craw

Rage Tail Craw

Junebug

Watermelon Red

Okeechobee

Green Pumpkin

Black/red

Falcon Lake Craw-

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For most of plastics I use these colors...

Junebug

Smoke Purple

Green  Pumpkin, regular & various flake combos

Watermelon, regular & various flake combos

Favorite 6 plastics (not easy)

Zoom Speed Craw

Yamamoto Senko (not just weightless)

Strike King Rodent (used to use R.I. Sweet Beaver)

Zoom Baby Brush Hog

Zoom Trick Worm

Zoom Super Fluke- this is one where I prefer different colors with Baby Bass & White Ice being my 2 favorites

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