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Have never seen jigs, skirts, or trailers that are colored red like a craw dad.  Do any exist? If so, where can I get them?

 

I realize not all craw fish are red but you take a look at so many crank baits on the market that are 'craw....' colored.  It just seems strange to me that a lure that swims like a fish is very effective when colored like a red craw dad, but a lure that is supposed to mimic a craw dad most of the time is never colored like one.  Am I missing something?

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I've not had much luck with red in any lure. I have an older spinnerbait in red/black with gold blades and the obligatory red craw Rat L Trap and some small cranks. Nary a bite on any of them, but the gold lipless crank is killer in late winter here.

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Thanks Catt.  In the last few minutes I've been reading quite a bit about crawfish color change throughout the year and conditions.   Pretty interesting stuff.   I guess my biggest question is why I don't hear about many people using the color red for jigs.   Is it just simply not as effective, or do I just not hear about it? 

 

I'm lucky enough to live pretty close to a Cabelas so I go in on my lunch break some times,  and I'm sure they must have red colors for jigs but I can't say I remember ever seeing it. 100s of trailers and types of jigs, but no red.

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Red doesn't fit in most color charts for clear or off colored waters or water charities!

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Barlows Tackle Silicone skirts #469 is red barb wire pattern and a good color.

Roboworm made a Kickin Kraw in red craw color that was excellent, you would need to contact them*, no longer offered on their site.

Tom

* mike@roboworm

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In clear water,  Red fades (to black) from the visible spectrum of light most quickly of all colors as you go from shallow to deep. However, in muddy and brown-stained water, red can actually penetrate farther than other colors like greens and blues. This tends to make red a good color for visibility in the lower stretches of river systems, and in tannic waters that have a rich, brown-ish stain.  

 

Culprit worms in "red shad" laminate (black on top, red underneath) are classic bass-catchers; no reason why red jigs shouldn't be effective  too, especially where you have red crayfish in your area. 

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1 minute ago, hawgenvy said:

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....and there you have it.

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Zoom has a "tomato" colored brush hog that I'm anxious to try this year

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A red and black jig is really good early in the year in stained to dirty water for me, before the spawn. I've also done well on a homemade red/orange/black with a red blade, bladed jig too.

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Red Bug, Crabapple, Plum, Plum Apple, Cran Apple & even Red Shad do not fall into most color charts. 

 

Which is why bass ignore color charts!

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Netbait Baby Paca Craw and a "Red Swamp Craw" from the Tidal Potomac River.

 

 

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10 hours ago, MIbassyaker said:

In clear water,  Red fades (to black) from the visible spectrum of light most quickly of all colors as you go from shallow to deep. However, in muddy and brown-stained water, red can actually penetrate farther than other colors like greens and blues. This tends to make red a good color for visibility in the lower stretches of river systems, and in tannic waters that have a rich, brown-ish stain.  

 

Culprit worms in "red shad" laminate (black on top, red underneath) are classic bass-catchers; no reason why red jigs shouldn't be effective  too, especially where you have red crayfish in your area. 

Thanks for the info.  So when I see a red lure such as a red craw colored crank bait that is made to dive to 15 feet or so, it will appear more black than red at depth? Just trying to make sense of this.

 

If this is true,  I guess the red color is intended to attract the fisherman more than the fish?

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7 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

Thanks for the info.  So when I see a red lure such as a red craw colored crank bait that is made to dive to 15 feet or so, it will appear more black than red at depth? Just trying to make sense of this.

 

If this is true,  I guess the red color is intended to attract the fisherman more than the fish?

Not really, because if a lake has red colored craws in it, they will look black at depth too just like a red bait will. 

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6 minutes ago, LionHeart said:

I guess the red color is intended to attract the fisherman more than the fish?

 

Most ALL lure colors are designed to attract fishermen more than the fish. Fish don't buy lures :P

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2 hours ago, fishballer06 said:

These guys make some nice looking jigs.

 

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http://www.siebertoutdoors.com/main.sc

And then use this Rage Tail Craw or Lobster trailer:

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I dont use red unless the entire bait is red .  Red pincers on a craw bait gets pecked to death by sunfish .

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i love me some red bullets and lead heads. 

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I like to use red or orange lipless baits in muddy water. The color and the rattle seem to draw more bites. 

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Buddy of mine fished a 3/8 double gold willow blade Stanley Vibra-Wedge Spinnerbait in Toledo Gold this past Fall for smallmouth in stained to muddy water and tore them up. Primary skirt color is red. He was slow rolling it, ticking the bottom and they would crush it. I wouldn't have believed it either if I had not been there. Out fished me 2-1 over those 3 days, he never threw another bait that trip!

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On 1/9/2018 at 9:13 PM, WRB said:

Barlows Tackle Silicone skirts #469 is red barb wire pattern and a good color.

Roboworm made a Kickin Kraw in red craw color that was excellent, you would need to contact them*, no longer offered on their site.

Tom

* mike@roboworm

 

They also have the red fish scale skirt tabs. I use to make skirts with em and put em on green pumpkin head and it was a killer.

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Red and black colored skirt on jigs, spinnerbaits.

 

Red is a hot color here. Red with a orange bottom, with a black back for crankbaits. Senko s in a reddish color or a amber color with flakes.

 

redapple bomber crankbait model A or FAT A in ponds, lakes etc.

 

in rivers the crawfish color changes to a tan color.

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