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*As a certified "window licker" - I graduated from being captivated with shiny objects to then moving on to soft plastic worms ... Goodness gracious - the color schemes that are available today are incredible with multiple tones , flake combinations , etc. available in soft plastics  ... I marvel at how say the "electric shad" color can look plain Jane shad ghost color one way then looking at it from a different angle or different light the purple flake in electric shad comes alive ! Yes , I try to limit selections of color soft plastics to match conditions - however I certainly give props to the quality of soft plastics colors being developed currently (not to mention the "hand pour" guys ) !

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Definitely have the same problem however the only three I ever seem to use are Black/Blue flake, green pumpkin and a red craw color.....

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I went crazy with all the different colors last year. What I learned was just about any color will work when the fish are biting and none of them will work when they aren’t. So now like everyone else I just bring some kind of green pumpkin, watermelon red, and a smoke purple. Although I did just buy some rage craws in blue sapphire to try out just because I couldn’t walk by them in the store. I’ll wait until I catch something on green pumpkin first before I put one on. 

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1 hour ago, Derek1 said:

smoke purple

Shhhhhhhhhhh!

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1 hour ago, Derek1 said:

I went crazy with all the different colors last year. What I learned was just about any color will work when the fish are biting and none of them will work when they aren’t. So now like everyone else I just bring some kind of green pumpkin, watermelon red, and a smoke purple. Although I did just buy some rage craws in blue sapphire to try out just because I couldn’t walk by them in the store. I’ll wait until I catch something on green pumpkin first before I put one on. 

I agree 100 percent

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On ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 1:12 PM, J Francho said:

Sunday, between 11:30 and 3:30, I caught 17 LMB all on 1/2 oz. Rage Craw in Bama Craw.  Last night just four, same bait.  And ladies and gents, I broke one off at the knot.  Lest you think we mods are perfect.  I can't remember the last time that's happened, and I had just retied.  Who knows?  Anyway, with all the flooding, fishing has been good, especially for that body of water (Irondequoit Bay).  None of the fish I caught were huge, but none under 3 lbs.

 

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That wasn’t even the biggest one. I caught a 19”, but there’s a story about that one. Let’s just say I won’t be endorsing BPS brand fish grips any time soon. 

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15 hours ago, J Francho said:

That wasn’t even the biggest one. I caught a 19”, but there’s a story about that one. Let’s just say I won’t be endorsing BPS brand fish grips any time soon. 

I agree those BPS Grips are no prize. I have and use the Rapala  grips and like them. I want to pick up their smaller version also. I think the smaller version will better suite my river smallie fishing. Just a thought. 

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On 7/10/2019 at 10:06 AM, scaleface said:

Motor Oil Jelly worms .I have no idea what color that is . It changes under water . It   gets a lot of bites .

I bought a pack of motor oil Trick Worms last year and never have used them. Guess I need to try them sometime.

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My plastics are Green Pumpkin whatever, and Black and Blue. That goes for my jigs as well with some brown mixed in. I do carry the rando bright neon colored jig if the black blue doesnt work in the stained water.

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On July 8, 2019 at 10:54 PM, pondhopperNJ said:

Hey all, I been having this problem for awhile now when ever I fish some small lakes and ponds up here in Northern New Jersey and Eastern Pennslyvania, I fish a lot of soft plastics including Yum dingers, craws, senkos etc and for some lakes the water color can really be decieving. A few lakes here I already know the color code and know what to throw but for some lakes the water can be clear in one spot and then stained/Murky a bit in others. 

 

I almost go crazy deciding what colors to throw because of this issue, I keep it simple. Green pumpkin/watermelon for clear and Junebug/Black blue flake for stained/muddy but when the water is looking clear near the bank then murky out in open water it really causes confusion.

 

Anyone else have this issue? Or is it me just having OCD? 

Keep it Simple and consider purchasing the Spike It Markers Combo Pack. When you get a hunch about color or when water conditions change, you can easily add a touch of color whenever you want without having to own 10 different colors of the same plastic. These have worked great for me over the years !

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When you fish a lot of soft plastics you do develop color preferences based on success.

Fishing with a partner often widens your choices based on what is working better in lieu of your preferred color choice.

Bass in some lakes get on specific color combinations "the hot color", then it changes.

I start out using what I prefer and end up catching bass on what they prefer. The only way to know is try different colors.

Tom

 

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You have to understand that there IS a perfect color out there for YOU.  It will catch fish every time, all the time.  If that isn't happening to you it is only because you haven't bought the correct color yet.  Your correct color is out there.  Your correct color isn't necessarily my correct color.  Re-evaluate your disposable income situation and get out there and BUY MORE BAITS1. Buy them in different colors and shapes.  DO NOT buy just bag of any one color - buy at least two.   What are you going to do when you've only got one bag of the perfect color?  You'll become afraid to use that color because of availability issues.  Keep. this up for a while and you will build up an impressive collection of bags of plastics.

 

You must understand that the perfect color of plastics is only part of the issue.   The perfect bait MUST be presented using the perfect rod, the perfect reel, using the correct line and the correct hook.

 

If you're really OCD, musing about different colors is only part of the issue, and a modest part at that.

 

 

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On 7/10/2019 at 10:06 AM, scaleface said:

Motor Oil Jelly worms .I have no idea what color that is . It changes under water . It   gets a lot of bites .

I remember them turning green in the water. Been a lot of years.

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