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Looks like my only day to get my father out on the lake while he is down visiting from NY is Sunday. This will be after 5 days of rain. I expect the water to have plenty of good ole carolina red mud in it.

Any particular bait/technique y'all would recommend for water conditions like this?

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for bass, Big thumpin Colorado blade spinnerbait or big jig w/rattle. A little more info on the water your fishin and im sure you will get some better answers

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I know they say color doesn't matter, but if it were myself, I would probably use bright colored stuff.  I would also use stuff that makes noies or vibrations. Like a a spinner bait with colorado blades.

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Any bait that moves a lot of water ;)

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for bass, Big thumpin Colorado blade spinnerbait or big jig w/rattle. A little more info on the water your fishin and im sure you will get some better answers

np....Lake Wylie, NC/SC has little top water vegetation, most of the areas I hit will be between 20-4 ft deep, some submerged stumps, rocky structure on the bottom. Any part of this lake has tons of docks and bridges to fish. For those with Google Earth ( 35° 9'18.48"N,  81° 0'43.74"W) is the launch point for the area of Wylie I hit. The current google earth photo actually shows it in its muddy glory.

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I was going to recommend what Catt said: anything that moves water, makes noise, causes vibration/disruption. Spinnerbaits, swimbaits, maybe even some large lipless cranks. Don't know if color for cranks would mean anything, as it doesn't seem to for me if water is muddy, stained or clear.

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what you want to do is fish shallow and tight to cover and bump it often use larger lures. wide wiggling crankbaits jigs that have bulk like a double skirt with a curltail trailer for your jig, a single colo spinnerbait on a short arm spinnerbait with a pork frog trailer helps push some water. Topwater buzzbaits and prop baits work well also. The key is hitting everything you can with your bait a knock them on the head. :)

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what you want to do is fish shallow and tight to cover and bump it often use larger lures. wide wiggling crankbaits jigs that have bulk like a double skirt with a curltail trailer for your jig, a single colo spinnerbait on a short arm spinnerbait with a pork frog trailer helps push some water. Topwater buzzbaits and prop baits work well also. The key is hitting everything you can with your bait a knock them on the head. :)

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Hey Chris! Good to see you here.

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I can't add anything to what has already been said.  

Welcome back, Chris!  We've missed your informative posts.  :)

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I'd recommend fishing on the slower side of things. If there is a massive change in water clarity then the fish are more likely to become inactive. On a positive note, the fish will position on shallow cover like everyone has said. You can also take their word on lure selection too ;)

Mottfia

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haha yea man ill be fishing a tournament in this span of rain were gonna have.. but if the water goes muddy and the temps stay in the high 60's low 70's you just might be able to catch up real shallow on anything moving and loud( coffin lipped shallow cranks, COLORADO spinner bait). If that doesn't work try fishing a jig and pig up shallow around boat docks and shallow stumps etc. You oughta be able to catch em there if no one else.

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id do this:

shallow, very very tight to cover. big black jigs w/rattles. bang big chartreuse colorado blade/chartreuse skirt/grub trailer spinnerbaits on everything.

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I agree about the high vibration lures, add a Chatterbait or similar lure to your arsenal. It will put out more vibration than any other lure.

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Awesome ideas guys. I went out and picked up some vibrating/rattling jigs as well today. I have already got some vibrax spinners, buzzbait, some Rapala rattling crankbaits. I will put them "on deck" for Sunday.

I have a couple good plastic worms that have built in little spinners on them and some good beads that rattle away when you work the thing.

I greatly appreciate the advice guys. Lets hope I can return with some good photos on Sunday.

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