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Tannic Water

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I live next to and fish the Clermont Chain here in Clermont Florida.  After a serious drout that lowered the lakes more then 6ft, they came back a few years ago partually due to the 3 Hurricanes that smacked us right in a row.  Since that time the chain has become VERY tannic.  Typically I fish a white frog, bubblegum sinking worm, chartruse spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits.  All seem to produce a few fish but nothing spectacular like in years past.  

How do you approach tannic water aside from the obvious need for noise?  What colors work best for you?

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Tannic acid from the Cypress trees in the water makes it look like tea. Gold, brown or copper looking lures work good. Anything in Green Pumpkin works also. Zoom Black Trick Worms work good also. Try those and see what happens.  :)

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Junebug and gold color hard baits

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I'm in Lake Wales, Florida, and though we didn't have your water level problems, we did experience

the same water color change. Lake Walk-In-Water was crystal clear before the three hurricanes

and now it's tannin-stained and amber-colored. The real problem though was the loss of hydrilla,

which dealt a mighty blow to our bass population. The stained water is actually a benefit on Weohyakapka.

The rule of thumb is the darker the water, the darker the lure. I haven't seen the Clermont Chain

since the hurricanes, but white and bubblegum may be too light for your stained water.

However, if your water visibility is 3 or 4 foot, lure visibility shouldn't present much of a problem.

Roger

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Throw a little BEEFEATERS INTO THE LAKE  then a piece of lime GIN AND TANNIC 8-) :o ;D

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