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What are Your favorite colors of Trap’s throughout the Yr starting right now. 

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Xcalibur/Booyah - Tiger Craw, Rayburn red, Chrome black back, Chrome blue back

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My two most productive colors for a Rattle Trap are chartreuse and chrome. 

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I really only need three while I’m out but through an addiction I have many patterns of the Rat-L-Traps. 

 

Chrome w/ black back

Chrome w/ blue back

Gold w/ black back

 

I didn’t get them delivered yet but did order some of the Strike King Red Eyed shads from Cabela’s. I’ve read a lot about them on here. Seem to be the brand of choice here. I ordered some of the more productive patterns to compare to Lewis Brand. Price was right and deal was real. Worth the comparison. 

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I just don't find that color seems to make all that much difference.  The places I fish seem to be either on or off the lipless bite.  I carry a lot of different colors, but aside from picking something largely chrome....or lot of red, I don't think it matters much, if any.  The vibration and rattle, IMO, are much more important.  Just seems that when there's a rattletrap, even a silent one within 20 yards of a bass...they know it.  I just don't imagine them chasing down a sound and vibration, only to turn away at the last second because the bottom was blue instead of black.

 

apologies, because, I acknowledge I'm one of the first to make fun of those who think they know what a bass thinks...lol

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chrome with  blue has always been a winner

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I like the red craw Super Spot, and the Sexy Shad Strike King Red Eye Shad.  The red craw super spot has been my best producer so far this spring.

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Bluegill and perch are the primary forage in the waters I fish, I have yet to see a live gill or perch change their color so I stick with something that mimics them.

 

If that doesn't work a Rapala gold/chrome pattern works great. :)

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8 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

I just don't find that color seems to make all that much difference.  The places I fish seem to be either on or off the lipless bite.  I carry a lot of different colors, but aside from picking something largely chrome....or lot of red, I don't think it matters much, if any.  The vibration and rattle, IMO, are much more important.  Just seems that when there's a rattletrap, even a silent one within 20 yards of a bass...they know it.  I just don't imagine them chasing down a sound and vibration, only to turn away at the last second because the bottom was blue instead of black.

 

apologies, because, I acknowledge I'm one of the first to make fun of those who think they know what a bass thinks...lol

A reaction type bait for sure. When you can throw one and you don’t make one full revolution on the reel handle after it hits the water and a bass crushes it. Pretty reactionary. 

 

I’ve found the Rat-L-Trap very productive in my fishing. I don’t fish it as hard and often as past years. But if I’m getting skunked and tell myself I’m not leaving until I lip a bass. The Rat-L-Trap has come through. River Smallies crush them. 

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My favorite color.  

 

 

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^  Ya know, its funny....especially since I just posted above that color doesn't matter....but, I've got a mostly bone RES that I have zero confidence in --- first half dozen times out with it....not a bite....so it has sat in the box for over a year....lol...maybe time to break it back out

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anything the color of a Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
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Baby shark!
 
or just a plain ole White Shad or Chrome/Blue Back in the Fall and any Red or orange Craw pattern in the Spring. There are other colors I like and fish locally that work very well but overall those colors I mentioned seem to be universally productive.
 
 
 

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Red with black accent right now, chrome & blue the rest of the year.

Also, althouigh the Rattle Trap is a classic, the Red Eye Shad is a better

"mouse trap". 

 

:love-093:

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Red Eye Shad in Orange Craw

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I purchased 6 new lipless cranks this year to use them more. I have had some success on them.  Fish mostly somewhat stained water.  But our waters are weedy.  I have heard people RIP them through the weeds, but are they really usable in the weeds with success?

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1 hour ago, Fishin Dad said:

I purchased 6 new lipless cranks this year to use them more. I have had some success on them.  Fish mostly somewhat stained water.  But our waters are weedy.  I have heard people RIP them through the weeds, but are they really usable in the weeds with success?

It depends on the type of vegetation . I've never encountered any that I can rip crankbaits free of .

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These are my fishes' favorite color:

 

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34 minutes ago, J Francho said:

These are my fishes' favorite color:

 

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Ahhhhhh......Old Glory!!  :wink1:

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I like honey craw for rat L traps and citrus shad for super spots. Haven't had much luck with /chrome for some reason.

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For really clear waters ghost is very good.  Subtle tan/gold back with translucent creamy lower.  Hard to find.

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I'm throwing almost all red craw patterns in the spring. My favorites are the super spot and the Red eye shad. They just produce for me better than any other color pattern in the spring. I adjust how bold and bright the red is based on water clarity.

 

On any given lipless bite I like the sexy shad color for red eye shads, chrome with blue top rattle trap, a natural bluegill pattern, and a fire tiger when the bite is a little off. 

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This time of year I like some kind of orange. The rest of the year I like gold or chrome depending on water clarity. 

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I usually pick chrome or chrome/ blk back

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