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If I'm fishing Senko's under docks and catching about 1-2 fish per 30 docks do you think changing color could result in more/less caught fish?

 

 

 

 

 

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Try several colors. Generally I don't think color is very important, but sometimes

the exact color is critical!

 

 

 

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any random day it may or may not make a difference, but in the long run i don't think the color will make that big of an impact.  especially when you're under a dock and light is not penetrating at a very good rate anyways.

personally, i switch size, profile, sounds, etc. before i switch colors.

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I use a combo of baby bass, pb&j, green pumpkin, green pumpkin with chartreuse tail and black/blue. They all have their days.

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Honestly, it's probably a lot more to do with the dock and bass living under it than it is the color. Experimentation might pay off, though, you never know. 

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Some days I can't buy a bite with a particular color.

I change it out and *bang* fish on, and more fish after

that.

 

Can't explain it, but I think color does matter -- sometimes.

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You need at least 20 colors to be safe, now the catch is ..... you never know if today is color 222 but not tomorrow. 

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Basically my routine on color when it comes to Senkos is

 

1.  Black with blue flake

2. Green Pumpkin/Watermelon Laminate

3. Anything that is sort of shinny.  Smoke halo/blue pearl silver, Bluegrass, Dirty Shad, etc.....

 

Another way to look at it.  Black>Dark>Lighter 

 

After that, anything that is out of the ordinary.

 

Presentation and patience is more important than color.

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Basically my routine on color when it comes to Senkos is

 

1.  Black with blue flake

2. Green Pumpkin/Watermelon Laminate

3. Anything that is short of shinny.  Smoke halo/blue pearl silver, Bluegrass, Dirty Shad, etc.....

 

Another way to look at it.  Black>Dark>Lighter 

 

After that, anything that is out of the ordinary.

 

Presentation and patience is more important than color.

Nailed it.   Keep it simple and just go with the three shades.   It presents something different to the fish, and keeps you from forgoing "actual fishing" while trying 20 different colors.  

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If  I am not getting bit on, say, a green pumpkin senko, switching to watermelon red is idiotic............they are not biting that presentation, I'll switch to a jig or something else. A lot of people spend hours not getting bit, rotating through colors, then the fish turn on, and they get bit on the 35th different color bait they tried, and think that the color change was the reason they got bit. These are the people I kindly refer to as........idiots.

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Went fishing with a friend at lake Castaic on Tuesday because a good jig bite was happening, according to my friend. The hot color was GYCB #221 twin tail grubs on black & brown jig. We are both using the same combo and I miss 3 feeble strikes ( was that a strike?). My friend was up front and I am casting to used water, he hasn't indicated any action. I am thinking why use the same color and changed the trailer to #176 twin tail grub and immediately start catching bass. The strikes are aggressive and easy to detect, after 5 bass my friend is asking lots of questions, so I give him a bag of #176 and he manages to catch a few bass. On that morning color was critical. You never know unless you make a change.

Tom

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Color doesn't matter as long as it's green pumpkin/watermelon laminate (usually).

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If  I am not getting bit on, say, a green pumpkin senko, switching to watermelon red is idiotic............they are not biting that presentation, I'll switch to a jig or something else. A lot of people spend hours not getting bit, rotating through colors, then the fish turn on, and they get bit on the 35th different color bait they tried, and think that the color change was the reason they got bit. These are the people I kindly refer to as........idiots.

Tell us how you really feel!

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I believe in couple colors. Green watermelon, baby bass, black and blue, red and black, watermelon with red flake, and maybe pumpkin. Same with jigs and t-rigs.

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I fish primarily 3 colors.

June bug, green pumpkin and pearl. The only outlier is a chartreuse tip for muddy water

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If the fish are not biting like I think they should , I try to guess why. If I think its fishing pressure then I will switch  colors. I have had excellent results with a clear worm with flake when other colors failed . I dont like to randomly make choices . I try to use reason . If I get it right , great . If not , oh well .

 

Think about your changes before making them. You will still get it wrong most of the time but when you get it right it will stick in your memory a lot better than just reaching for anything different .

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Color doesn't matter nearly as how good-tasting the name sounds. "Watermellon"..."green pumpkin"..."bubblegum"....yeah.... :sleepy3:

 

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Color doesn't matter nearly as how good-tasting the name sounds. "Watermellon"..."green pumpkin"..."bubblegum"....yeah.... :sleepy3:

 

......grape.....raspberry.....plum....candy.....

 

(I don't even know if you can buy senkos in those colors, but maybe you should be able to...)

 

No doubt there is a marketing lesson here, somewhere....

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In your case, if you are only catching a couple fish under 30 docks, they are probably on another pattern.

 

I think color does make a fair amount of difference with them, but if you are reasonably within the ballpark with a senko you should get some hits. I only carry a few colors:

 

1. Cream White

2. Watermelon/White Laminate

3. Green Pumpkin/Black Flake

4. Watermelon/Black Flake

5. Black/Blue Flake.

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Changing colors is bad business!

If by chance you happen to catch a bass right after changing colors, 

you'll spend the rest of your life believing that color made the difference.

 

I take great pain in selecting nice colors for the bass to enjoy.

If a bass doesn't appreciate the pretty colors I choose for him,

he can take his business elsewhere   :grin:

 

Roger

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