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Do you have a color combination in each of your soft plastics that out fishes the same color of another lure? Like watermelon red is the best trick worm color while June bug catches more of your craw dad fish?

 

Also, does anybody use motor oil and chartreuse anymore? That used to be a big color a few decades ago. 

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I keep it simple. Watermelon, junebug, black and blue, black, and white. Covers the basics whether clear or dirt water conditions. 

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I have most every color except green pumpkin...

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Which very large pile would you be asking about?

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14 minutes ago, Heartland said:

Which very large pile would you be asking about?

I don't have large piles, but I do have differing color combinations depending on what style of plastic we're talking about.

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I use whatever colors I think best fit a specific situation. I probably use green pumpkin or some green pumpkin variant more than anything else, doesn't matter what bait.

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I try to keep it pretty simple, I use green pumpkins, watermelons, black/blue or solid black, junebug, and redbug/plum apple. I tend to use the darker colors more in bigger baits and natural colors more with smaller baits. 

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Seems like different lakes have a special different color...not always concrete but I feel it's a good start.  But I do believe colors are huge.  Watermelon candy in a tube is my go to....but I carry a half dozen others to try at various times too.  If I had a dollar for every time those bass wouldn't eat the green pumkins or black I'd be rich.  Usually I don't experiment if catching fish on a special color...but sometimes it's fun and can be amazing.  It happened again this last rain filled Saturday.  Friend tried two or three different colors....on a drop shot....Nada.  I had on a color called Bill's Money.....I had a good day....friend....not so much till he changed.  Crazy.

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The majority of my plastics are grape, green pumpkin, black/blue, black, browns, and watermelon.  I've got baits in bubble gum, shad, and white but those don't get used very much.

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I am just getting back into bass fishing. I have taken the suggestion from members on this forum and try to stay with the basic colors for clear water,(light colors) and stained water,(dark colors). I also look at the colors that mimic the fish and creatures where I am fishing.

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Motor Oil use to be one of my top three colors . Black grape , blue and motor oil .  

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Green pumpkin is my least favorite. I like blues, grape, purple, black and some reds

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Like others have said..

For all plastics I tend to use mostly Junebug, black and blue and purple. 

When a change up is necessary, then it's anything with a combination of red in it. 

 

All white for bed fishing, 

Motor oil for 10"Jelly worms,

White and chartreuse spinner baits,

And only Junebug chatterbaits with blacked out blade. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Black/Blue combo, Watermelon/Red Flake, and Watermelon/Cream Laminate.

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It depends on my outfit, I like colors that match or contrast.

 

I fish with a friend who throws a 12" orange/pink worm. Sometimes he is just

killin' it, but it's too ugly for me!  No doubt some days there are "special" colors

and another color on a different day. My recommendation is to fish your favorite

color and you will do just fine.

 

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I really only throw a few colors. A watermelon, black/blue, and plum/redbug. I'll on a rare occasion throw other colors but very rarely. Until I stop catching em with these colors it'll stay this way 

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Colors are   funny . The first time  I tried a chartreuse pumpkin jelly worm   , I slayed them . Catching one after another . One  angler actually trolled out to me   and tried to buy some .  I have only caught a handful of bass with them since .

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Rivers, I use mostly Black/Blue or Black/Red, craw style baits mostly.

Tidal marsh, I use mostly Junebug and watermelon red, either worms or baby brush hogs most of the time.  When the shrimp start migrating out of the marsh in late spring and again in the fall, I'll use green pumpkin magic baby brush hogs to imitate a shrimp.  

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I still use motor oil and motor oil w/ chartreuse tail. Same results as pumpkin and pumpkin w/ chart. tail basically. Basic provin color. Great Power Worm color. 

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12 hours ago, HeyCoach said:

Do you have a color combination in each of your soft plastics that out fishes the same color of another lure? Like watermelon red is the best trick worm color while June bug catches more of your craw dad fish?

 

Also, does anybody use motor oil and chartreuse anymore? That used to be a big color a few decades ago. 

Yes, but only because some plastics are meant to imitate baitfish and others crawfish or sunfish, and also because similar colors that might work equally well, and I find somewhere for little or no $, and I'm color blind, so I'm never really sure what color I'm fishing, luckily the fish don't care. 

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Here are my top 4 most used plastic styles and most used colors.

5" stick bait, green pumpkin or black

3.5" tube, green pumpkin

trick worm, black

3.5" paddle tail, white or green pumpkin

 

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Now days, I use junebug in most all plastics. If that doesn't work, I'll try junebug, and if I still can't get bit, I'll look around and tie on junebug. Makes my life really simple and always seems to work for me 😎

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In 2018 my most productive color regardless of lure type was Purple and also another color which is out of production.....in 2017 my most productive color regardless of lure type was Green Pumpkin and also White. So essentially......my most productive color plastic seems to change from year to year, so I try not to get hung up too much on color.

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Stained/Muddy - Junebug, Junebug Red

Clear - Green Pumpkin, Pumpkin Seed

 

Those above 90% of time I use but I've got all colors of the rainbow and more sitting around from years of buying.

Funny when I look at them now, like markers in time past🤣 Banana, Hot Pink, Electric Blue, Red Shad....etc 

  

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