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Hey guys I want to buy a chatter but I want to know what’s the best color year round in clear water or dirty water hot and cold pretty much if I could buy one color which one should I get?

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Can't go wrong with green pumpkin.

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 I make 4 colors of chatter baits for my own use...YMMV:

 

Black and blue with a gold blade for dingy water and overcast skies

 

Green pumpkin with a few strands of orange, chartruse, and blue, with a gold blade for dingy water and sunny skies

 

green pumpkin with a black blade for clear water

 

and white with a silver blade for all purpose.

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Recently saw an FLW touring pro do a demo on these at a boat show last month. He says you only need two colors. Green pumpkin and black and blue.

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2 hours ago, ww2farmer said:

 I make 4 colors of chatter baits for my own use...YMMV:

 

Black and blue with a gold blade for dingy water and overcast skies

 

Green pumpkin with a few strands of orange, chartruse, and blue, with a gold blade for dingy water and sunny skies

 

green pumpkin with a black blade for clear water

 

and white with a silver blade for all purpose.

Exactly what I do ....

 

 

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If I could only have 1 color it would be green pumpkin with a black blade. 

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I throw 2 colors. Solid white with a silver blade and solid black with a silver blade. I change color of my trailers to accent my bait a certain way. But if you could only have 1, green pumpkin would be my choice

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14 hours ago, ww2farmer said:

 Green pumpkin with a few strands of orange, chartruse, and blue, with a gold blade

I want one!

 

I agree with those above that green pumpkin, or something similar would be the best all around color, but a blk/blue or mostly white, sexy something or other has its place. I have a bite that lasts a couple of weeks where a crawfish color with a black blade crushes big fish for me in gin clear water.

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6 hours ago, reason said:

I want one!

 

I agree with those above that green pumpkin, or something similar would be the best all around color, but a blk/blue or mostly white, sexy something or other has its place. I have a bite that lasts a couple of weeks where a crawfish color with a black blade crushes big fish for me in gin clear water.

I got my biggest bass of last season  on a craw colored chatterbait.

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I have green pumpkin, bluegill, sexy shad, and black/blue - for those of you mentioning the black blade for the green pumpkin in clear water - have you ever noticed the bass getting spooked by a silver blade but like the black blade?  I actually bought some black powder paint to paint some of my blades, but haven't gotten around to it yet. 

 

If you were to go with one color...I would go with the sexy shad personally (basically white/chartreuse and some other accents like green), as I've had it perform well in clear water and it would be better than green pumpkin for dirty water.  I used a chartreuse grub for my trailer and bass will attack that thing sometimes when nothing else is working. 

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I love Green Pumpkin with a black blade. If the water is remotely clear (3 feet) on to gin clear green pumpkin is what I throw probably 95% of the time. In clearer water and when fish are more active I’ll use green pumpkin with a silver blade and I’ll mix in white with a silver blade. On pressured lakes I stick with the black blade more than the silver. In water with less than 3 feet of visibility, especially if it’s sunny I’ll throw a bluegill color with a gold blade or blue and black with a gold blade. If it’s cloudy with lower visibility I’ll often throw black and blue with a black blade. I’ll throw the black and blue/black blade at night too. 

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Green pumpkin is my favorite. Seems to work in any senario

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Ouch. Looks like green pumpkin is the way to go after reading through this thread! When Overtons had the $25 off $25 (pretty much free stuff) deal I picked up a few chatterbaits that were in stock, which was only chartreuse 1/4 and 3/8. First chatterbaits I’m going to try, and no way to get a different color or switch em out! Hopefully they work 

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1 hour ago, KayakFish107 said:

Ouch. Looks like green pumpkin is the way to go after reading through this thread! When Overtons had the $25 off $25 (pretty much free stuff) deal I picked up a few chatterbaits that were in stock, which was only chartreuse 1/4 and 3/8. First chatterbaits I’m going to try, and no way to get a different color or switch em out! Hopefully they work 

Most of them have skirts that are very easy to remove and replace with a different color. 

 

5 hours ago, Riazuli said:

I have green pumpkin, bluegill, sexy shad, and black/blue - for those of you mentioning the black blade for the green pumpkin in clear water - have you ever noticed the bass getting spooked by a silver blade but like the black blade?  I actually bought some black powder paint to paint some of my blades, but haven't gotten around to it yet. 

 

If you were to go with one color...I would go with the sexy shad personally (basically white/chartreuse and some other accents like green), as I've had it perform well in clear water and it would be better than green pumpkin for dirty water.  I used a chartreuse grub for my trailer and bass will attack that thing sometimes when nothing else is working. 

I doubt the blade puts off much flash in most situations, but it's a confidence thing for me. 

 

As for painting your own, don't heat them very long and make sure you dip them very quickly if you're dipping them in the paint. I paint my own, but I use a powder paint gun to get a nice even coat without making it too thick. 

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8 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Most of them have skirts that are very easy to remove and replace with a different color. 

 

I doubt the blade puts off much flash in most situations, but it's a confidence thing for me. 

 

As for painting your own, don't heat them very long and make sure you dip them very quickly if you're dipping them in the paint. I paint my own, but I use a powder paint gun to get a nice even coat without making it too thick. 

Thanks for the suggestions.  I really didn't know where to begin with that. Will be looking into it some more before taking a dive.  

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