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I have one of KVD's spinnerbait videos and in this video he mentions this exact thing, but he divides it like this: clear is anything past 18", 18" to 6" is stained and muddy is anything less then 6".  To me this seemed awful shallow, i thought it was more around what Craw said.  But hey im not the professsional.  Not to jack a thread but what do yall think about those numbers?

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I am a down right Souterner and down here in LA (lower Alabama) we rarely have what you might call clear water. But I have a system that goes like this:

6" and under- Nasty! (color black and something, duh!)(oh and noisey baits!)

6" to 12" -Gumbo (something with chartrues)(a little noise is still good)

12" to 18"- Stained (I like water mellon red)(noise optional)

18" and deeper clear as a bell! (oooh real natural or off the wall)(hush I'm fishing!!!)

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Out here in AZ it goes like this:  

0' - 3' = Muddy

3' - 10' = Stained

10' - 35' = Clear

Not a lot of Muddy water to be found around here.  On some lakes you can d-shot in 20' - 35' feet of water and still see your bait.  It is great for bedding bass, yet it is a real pain quite a bit of the time.  You have to try and make sure you always have the sun at your back to maximize your efforts.

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On the river I fish I use this to help me find the fish.

When I launch my boat I trim my outboard down all the way and then look over the back of the boat at my prop.

Muddy-  I can't see the prop

heavy stain---  I can just make it out

Stained----   I can see the prop but no further

Light stain----   I can see past the prop but not the bottom in 3' of water

Clear ------ I can see the rocks on the bottom in 3' of water

The water never gets gin clear around here so I think this is good spread.

Rob

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OOHh much have we to learn, hum, life is a matter of perspectives, yes. Spme see the glass as half full some as half empty. When in truth it just depends on if your pouring it or having it poured.

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