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I haven't seen clear water in along time.    Been fishing stained, very stained water at best this year.   No complaints, that means mother nature gave us much need rains leading into summer.

I need a refresher course on clear water baits as well.      I down size my line to begin with.

I like translucent baits that are small, sometimes rigged with tiny splitshots.    

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I have always had success using a variety of Mister Twisters in clear water of 2ft or less.  Or are Twisters considered a lure and not a bait?

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I fish several clear lakes some of which are gin clear. One of the biggest things you can do is to use fluorocarbon line. In shallow water I also like to use the lightest weight possible. Spinnerbaits (natural shad color) and weightless worms usually work well for me.

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I fish mostly clear water.  I use 6-8 pound test, and natural colors in my bait.  Rapalas in silver and black or gold and black depending on the lake.  I also use 4'' senkos in Green pumpkin and black flake.

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In shallow water, a Slug-Go, weightless,

worked to look like a feeding minnow.

Basically, twitching the bait.

8-)

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In clear water I fish lighter line (fluoro) and smaller baits. I like to use jerkbaits and senkos mostly. Stick with natural colors (watermelon, green pumpkin ect.)

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I like drop shoting with small, watermelon colored worms.

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In shallow water, a Slug-Go, weightless,

worked to look like a feeding minnow.

Basically, twitching the bait.

8-)

OOOOOOOOOO yes.

In either the whites (White Ice, Pearl, Albino Shad) or Watermelon.

Hey RW, we acctually agree on something? ;D

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any tips on baits to fish in clear shallow water ?

My experience is that a full variety of lures will catch fish in clear water. I fish a lot of clear water and I use crankbaits, spinnerbaits, Chatterbait-style, topwaters and soft plastics. Fish are said to spook more easily in clear water, and maybe that's true, but I don't think I catch any fewer in clear water than stained.

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