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I don't have an up coming season to try a bunch of new lures. Not gonna dabble into a bunch of new techniques. Will basically fish the way I do and throw a few new color patterns  on lure into actions that I'm already throwing. 

 

The past two seasons I've been throwing reds with limited success. Had done some reading on it. Had a pro guy tell me about red being part of a crawdads color in their life cycle.......blah, blah, blah......I believe a percentage of what I've read and what I've have been told. 

 

Im gonna stick with it a bit this season. Color has not been the major factor in catching fish to me. I don't put color in front of action. 

 

Im a Yank, live in the north, I'm not a biologist. Can't really say that I've come across this red being a pronounced color in crawfish life cycle up here. I've seen and captured some but have not truly seen red on them. The limited success the bass have come in tidal water. 

 

Just throwing it out there what your success rate have been with reds. Not looking for the specific lures being used. Just the red colors in general. 

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Corrected title some. Sorry and thanks. 

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I throw a lot of red accented lures

 

Watermelon Neon is more productive than Watermelon Seed.

 

 

Plastics: Red Shad, Red Bug, Plum, Cheeryseed, Cranapple, Plumapple, Black Neon, Tomato Core

Hard Baits: Candy Craw, Creole Craw, Rayburn Red, Red Chrome, Chili Craw, Natural Red Craw

 

My personal best came on a Red Chrome Trap ;)

 

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I've been throwing some reds into my mix of lures. I'm trying to make something happen with it. 

 

My catches have came off or Rat-L-Traps also. Been throwing some of their red patterns and Rapala reds. I'm going to stick with it. Looking for a nice one it. 

 

Not too much yet with my finesse worms. Have used red Shad Power Worms for a long time. Good worm. 

 

Just trying to get an idea how much the color red is in the mix for you guys and maybe what conditions are possibly better for it. Probably just coincidence that it has worked in tidal section of the river. In low to no salinity, light brackish at most. Thanks. 

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I'll tell you where I dont use red . Thats a red fire tail worm . Those dang sunfish will peck the heck out of it .

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15 hours ago, ThePolkFolk said:

Lol. From the title I thought you were talking about using redfish lures for bass.

 

Me too. 

 

Come to think of it, I have some 5.5'' topwaters that are meant for inshore fishing that I use now and again for bass

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I saw some chatterbaits for redfish this past weekend and was thinking "I could throw that for bass..." then coincidentally this post came up.

As Catt said though, I love me some red traps...

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The Berkley Pittbull Squarebill in Red Craw was one of my better producing lures last season. 

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I often like having a little bright red (or more likely, orange) on the bottom of cranks and traps.  But, the predominantly red ones are generally not thrown much except in the fall.  Only time of year that I've felt confident in them.

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With color just match the color to the forage the bass are feeding on.  Also, biologists have said that red and blue are the two colors bass can see the best.

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I personally have never seen red on a crawdad here in Kentucky.  Doesn't mean they aren't out there.  I used to catch dozens of crawdads as a kid at all times of the year and not once saw any red.  Obviously didn't catch them as much during the winter, so maybe that's when the red comes out.  I've seen some very small orangish accents on some, but not red.  Have seen all shades of brown, some that were almost black and greenish browns.

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6 hours ago, Catt said:

I throw a lot of red accented lures

 

Watermelon Neon is more productive than Watermelon Seed.

 

 

Plastics: Red Shad, Red Bug, Plum, Cheeryseed, Cranapple, Plumapple, Black Neon, Tomato Core

Hard Baits: Candy Craw, Creole Craw, Rayburn Red, Red Chrome, Chili Craw, Natural Red Craw

 

My personal best came on a Red Chrome Trap ;)

 

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I throw this exact same trap A LOT

 

 

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24 minutes ago, LBASS01 said:

With color just match the color to the forage the bass are feeding on.  Also, biologists have said that red and blue are the two colors bass can see the best.

What color are the worms in that can you just popped open?

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For brackish water try red/black combination patterns like Norman lures Chili Bowl or Dark Red craw.

Tom

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