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I fish a golf course river that has crystal clear water and is 4 feet at its deepest. I was wondering if a spinnerbait would work at a spot like this and what color would be necessary. I own a booyah spinner bait in chartreuse with gold blades but im not sure if that would work at that spot. Any advice would be great.

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A spinner bait  generates a reaction strike, you pull it past a fish and they are either going to strike it or not.  That being said, maybe a solid chartreuse bait might be a little gaudy for your situation.  If it were me and I had to see if there was a spinnerbait bite in 4' of clear water, I'd probably go with something more finesse oriented,  both size wise - maybe around a quarter ounce or so and color-wise, something like a "blue glimmer" or War Eagles  "mouse or spot remover" colors.

 

Another question, have you ever seen a bass in this 4' deep, clear water?  That would make a difference in so far as how much time I'd devote to this endeavor.

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I really dont have much to offer here other than an experience I had the other day. Very clear water,  I was using a 1/2 oz sexy shad strike king.  It was a bit overcast and a little windy but I did manage to catch my first spinnerbait bass that day both small and honestly I was surprised they hit it but it certainly can be done in clear water.   

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yes I normally use a crankbait or senko and there are LOTS of bass there

A spinner bait  generates a reaction strike, you pull it past a fish and they are either going to strike it or not.  That being said, maybe a solid chartreuse bait might be a little gaudy for your situation.  If it were me and I had to see if there was a spinnerbait bite in 4' of clear water, I'd probably go with something more finesse oriented,  both size wise - maybe around a quarter ounce or so and color-wise, something like a "blue glimmer" or War Eagles  "mouse or spot remover" colors.

 

Another question, have you ever seen a bass in this 4' deep, clear water?  That would make a difference in so far as how much time I'd devote to this endeavor.

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The only way to know is to try it, the fish may be active and looking for food and if that is the case it would work but more often than not, you would need something else. I found that I can catch river smallies in shallow gin clear water on a spinnerbait , it is a way to get the bigger fish to hit in the warm months but it has to be very natural in color with a smaller profile, those kinf of conditions I like to use a single willow blade, size #4 on a 3/8oz bait with an opaque colored head and translucent skirt and it has to be burned. The other way you can get away with that is on a dark day when it is overcast with a little wind, that will put a little chop on the water which doesn't let the fish get a real good look at the bait, good luck!

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Clear or stained chart/white has been good, early on in the morning black. And try something natural like mouse or gizzard shad. I always like at least one Colorado blade on there.

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I use a Mann's classic 1/4oz Colorado gold blade with a blue glimmer skirt. I add a mister twister 4" white split double tail grub as a trailer.

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Fish with what you have. If that's the only spinner bait you've got, give it a try. Bass don't always do what they are "supposed" to. Maybe there are better choices, but you won't know unless you try.

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The only way to know is to try it, the fish may be active and looking for food and if that is the case it would work but more often than not, you would need something else. I found that I can catch river smallies in shallow gin clear water on a spinnerbait , it is a way to get the bigger fish to hit in the warm months but it has to be very natural in color with a smaller profile, those kinf of conditions I like to use a single willow blade, size #4 on a 3/8oz bait with an opaque colored head and translucent skirt and it has to be burned. The other way you can get away with that is on a dark day when it is overcast with a little wind, that will put a little chop on the water which doesn't let the fish get a real good look at the bait, good luck!

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