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Looking for some new colors to try out. the lake i fish has about a 2-3 foot visibility. green pumpkin neg rig and wacky rig work well but not all the time. i have had some luck with a mepps spinner as well. any different colors i can try? also what works well in a stained lake with heavy grass?

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I have had good luck using watermelon seed color in soft plastics in clear water. In stained water I would use junebug, black and blue, and sprayed grass colors.

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I basically use Green Pumpkin for clear to slightly stained, Junebug for stain to muddy. If fishing grass in clear water, try a Rattletrap in a shad color or even a Bandit 100 in Tenn Shad.

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Black and Blue variant/ Junebug and a Green Pumpkin/Watermelon variant is all I need.

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In really clear water, I like pb&j, and green pumpkin with a bit of chartreuse somewhere on it. The core shot luminous senko is killer. As is watermelon lemon laminate. Black/blue anything seems to also work very well in literally all water conditions. 

 

If fishing hard baits in clear water, I prefer white of “ghost” colors, which are generally translucent. 

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Clear - green pumpkin, watermelon, smelt, ayu

Stained - Junebug, junebug red, electric blue

Muddy -  Black, junebug red

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Thanks for all the information. I've never tried PB&J but i think i will. i do have some variations of green pumpkin and junebug-red and purple. one or two black and blues but not many. oddly enough i haven't had any luck what so ever with crank baits of any kind. i haven't seen any shad in this lake, bluegills are what the bass mostly feed on i believe. they don't allow minnows or any kind of live bait expect worm, leaches, etc...

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YOUR favorite colors will work just fine.

 

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16 hours ago, I/MBasser said:

Black and Blue variant/ Junebug and a Green Pumpkin/Watermelon variant is all I need.

I agree bit I ususly add one “wild” color for most plastics.  Sometimes it seems like they want something bright irrespective of water clarity. 

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13 hours ago, IgotWood said:

In really clear water, I like pb&j, and green pumpkin with a bit of chartreuse somewhere on it. The core shot luminous senko is killer. As is watermelon lemon laminate. Black/blue anything seems to also work very well in literally all water conditions. 

 

If fishing hard baits in clear water, I prefer white of “ghost” colors, which are generally translucent. 

for the green pumpkin with chartreuse, whats your favorite way to fish it? weedless/weightless texas style? 

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Two-three FOW is still stained to me so I would stick with GP. We have places around here that you can see the bottom in 35 FOW so I consider that clear.

 

Allen

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I’d still stick with the green pumpkin. As stated before dying it with a little  chartreuse might help. But before changing colors I would try techniques you mention grass, I would be throwing a vibrating and/or swim jig.

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Green pumpkin variants on cloudy days

watermelon variants on sunny days

 

Solid black when I want to throw them a curveball

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On 1/4/2019 at 9:46 AM, jrwerner310 said:

for the green pumpkin with chartreuse, whats your favorite way to fish it? weedless/weightless texas style? 

Sorry for the late reply. It f

has fished well any way I rig it; Texas, wack, weighted, weightless, etc. I will however, admit that it is not a cold water color for me. 

 

In on the winter time, I’ll take black/blue, or sometimes brown, or brown and orange or brown and red. 

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In clear water I will start off with variations on natural colors like the greens and the browns.  The greens usually work a little better for me, probably because of the vegetation growing in the lake. 

 

 

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For clear water, I would recommend a white/shad style spinnerbait. My favorite colors for a senko are the brighter greens in clear water. I'm talking brighter than a green pumpkin. I fish a lake that's pretty pressured, and I have no problem out-fishing everyone else in the boat with a brighter green senko. As for stained water, black/blue all day. If that isn't working, I even resort back to the bright green senko in grassy areas and then a orange/red senko if I'm fishing for smallies on rocks to imitate the craws in the lakes. 

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A color that has fallen out of favor but use to be extremely popular is blue . I like to use blue worms in clear and stained  water .

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really. Blue? ill have to try that. is that used in the same way as a bubble gum color?

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Blue or blue accented baits have been a staple on the Great Lakes for years.

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