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"Table Rock" Soft Plastic Color ?

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Mid  - West Guys (or others with experience ) please chime in : I recently saw a shaky head worm color that caught my eye which I had not seen before ... It was transparent  part pale green and part pale purple / violet and named "Table Rock" color  , so I bought a pack of shaky head worms in this color to try   . What I found interesting was depending on the light and water clarity  -  this "Table Rock" color would take on different nuances of greens / purples (the word "iridescent" comes to mind) ... Moving on , I surmise this color was developed by the local mid - west experts who fish the famous , mostly clear Table Rock lake as being the before mentioned transparent pale  green / purple  color for spotted bass and large mouth bass ? ... *Is the "Table Rock" soft plastics color equally effective on both types of bass or primarily for  spotted bass in clear water situations ? Lastly , I assume this Table Rock color  was developed to imitate some form of local shad or minnow forage there in the Table Rock lake region ? ... Thanks in advance for replies for those with experience using this Table Rock color or have history of the color origin as much of what I state above is just pure conjecture on my part .

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Not sure what it imitates, but there's several similar colors to the Table Rock shad in plastic baits. Sour apple by Zoom and Watermelon Jelly by Netbait are similar colors that I've had good success with, and not just in clear water. I can't actually remember catching a spotted bass on either color, but I have caught largemouth and smallmouth on both of them. 

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2 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Not sure what it imitates, but there's several similar colors to the Table Rock shad in plastic baits. Sour apple by Zoom and Watermelon Jelly by Netbait are similar colors that I've had good success with, and not just in clear water. I can't actually remember catching a spotted bass on either color, but I have caught largemouth and smallmouth on both of them. 

Agree Bluebasser86. There is a green shade- lighter than green pumpkin that many use at Table Rock.But there are also those that like more purple, violet, blue shades down there too. Some roboworms colors are similar to this. Good idea to have a few different ones, light and dark.

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I appreciate the comments ! ... All too often in the South you hear : "Any color will work - as long as it's Green Pumpkin" . This true more often than not - but then you step outside the box with maybe a Watermelon Red and a June Bug (which a lot of us do down here) . To me , a "wild card" color (such as Table Rock) could have a place in the line up when you want to mix it up a little to show bass something a little different that all bass species should eat .  

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The original Table Rock shad color was invented by Tim Hughes who lives here in Reeds Spring.

He Painted a lot of stickbaits that color which is basically chartreuse sides and a purple back. I still have a Rogue he painted probably 20 years ago. There's been a ton of money won on that color.

 

 He also came up with norman flake which is another great local color and its available on the Spro Mcstick.

Now Megabass has a version as does Lucky craft ect. Anything with some purple in it is good around here.

As to a shakey head worm I fish mostly green pumpkin or watermelon red with some chartreuse dye on the tail. The Chompers brown/purple laminate is popular also, but more as a drop shot worm.

 

 

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18 hours ago, ChrisD46 said:

Lastly , I assume this Table Rock color  was developed to imitate some form of local shad or minnow forage there in the Table Rock lake region ?

My assumption is that it was developed for just what it did (get you to buy some no matter where you are from).  The Stacey King "Table Rock" jerk bait (chartreuse) has never produced a Table Rock fish for me but has given me several on Stockton.

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Good local comments from Jig man & Ranger Jockey - interesting !

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Sounds like the color that Ford Mustang put on Cobras back around 15 years ago....mystichrome; same car might look purple one day, green the next..and blue the following week

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