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Fort Loudoun Lake Crawfish Colors by Season

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hey local fisherman, anyone know the common crayfish colors by season around the fort loudoun area? trying to put together a box of "match the hatch" crawfish lures. 

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I fish green and rust colors year round in East Tennessee but I do not fish Fort Loudon regularly.

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Seen crawfish in the water that ranged between Green Pumpkin to Brown.

 Locals may suggest putting a dot of orange on the claw but not too much or a few strands of orange in the jig skirt.

Personally, I've done best with black/red glitter but I know some good fishermen that fish green pumpkin year round.

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On August 27, 2016 at 4:58 PM, cdailey said:

hey local fisherman, anyone know the common crayfish colors by season around the fort loudoun area? trying to put together a box of "match the hatch" crawfish lures. 

Most fishermen in this area are more concerned about water color than crayfish color. Use a color the fish can see as Ft Loudon water colors will change from stained to muddy depending on weather. Many fishermen use black or black/blue. The actual color of the crayfish are rusty/red in early spring to dark green with shades of brown the rest of the year.

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On 9/6/2016 at 10:25 AM, Al Wolbach said:

Most fishermen in this area are more concerned about water color than crayfish color. Use a color the fish can see as Ft Loudon water colors will change from stained to muddy depending on weather. Many fishermen use black or black/blue. The actual color of the crayfish are rusty/red in early spring to dark green with shades of brown the rest of the year.

sounds good. they loved my texas red craw i see why now. also, about a month ago it looks like the banks have gotten almost clear color in most places. since i just started early this summer it was a big change for me. thx!

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14 hours ago, cdailey said:

sounds good. they loved my texas red craw i see why now. also, about a month ago it looks like the banks have gotten almost clear color in most places. since i just started early this summer it was a big change for me. thx!

With of lack of rain the water is clearer than normal. Wait until this fall/winter when the lake is so muddy it looks like you could walk on it.

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