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Ive read somewhere that spinnerbaits work best on Overcast days,and a little chop on the water helps too.

What is the best color of blade to throw on an overcast day? Ive heard its the gold colored blades as they give of the most flash. Is this true?

What about skirt color? Is there a best overall color to use in overcast situations?

Basically can anyone school me on Fishing spinnerbaits on an overcast day?

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i went fishing the other day with overcast in late afternoon. i used a strike king tandem type spinner with a gold willow blade and the colarado was silver. the skirt was chartues or whatever its called. caught three nice bass on it.

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Hard to beat Chartreuse, White, or my favorite Chartreuse/White, I also like painted blades if it is really overcast or really windy.

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     To me it doesn't matter whether or not you are using gold or silver blades, but it does matter what color the blades and skirt are and what type of blade it is.  

     I never throw a spinnerbait unless it is pretty windy.  when it is calm there is something else better than a spinnerbait.

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I love to throw spinnerbaits on windy days. I base my color preferences on the water color. I fish brighter colors in dingy water and natural colors (shad colors like white, green, blue, etc...) in clear water. I base blade selections on water clarity and light conditions. I use Colorado blades in dingy water or low light to put out more vibration and willows in clearer water or brighter conditions so I can move the bait faster so the fish can't get a good look at it.  

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I like to fish soft plastics alot,including Weightless Senkos. Prior to this year I used to let the wind rule me out on the water. I even had the wind chasing me off and making me going home as I really HATE wind.This year ive started throwing Spinnerbaits and can honestly say,the wind hasnt chased me off yet. I make the best of it by throwing spinnerbaits,when it calms down then I throw Senkos and such.

One of the only problems I have with the wind is,it catches my  spinnerbait in mid cast and sometimes sends it into the trees or off target.

Im sorta at a disadvantage when it comes to casting from my boat as its a small 10" Jon boat and I have to fish while sitting down,the boat is really shakey when theres too much movement..

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I love to fish on windy and overcast days. I used to be the same as you and sleep in on days when the wind was blowing but I think it is much easier to find and catch fish in the wind and clouds. Now I prefer windy and cloudy days because I can throw spinnerbaits and find the fish much easier.

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I agree, however I will throw a spinner just about any day regardless or wind or cloud cover.  Its a great tactic for finding active bass, and you can cover a lot of water and fish it at all depths.   Water clarity should dictate color selection and blade selection.  I can never go wrong throwing a Chart/White with a large Willow and smaller tandem Colorado.  Burn it, slow roll it, retrieve and pause, or jerk it back.  Vary your retrieve to figure what will trigger the strikes on that particular day.

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     To me it doesn't matter whether or not you are using gold or silver blades, but it does matter what color the blades and skirt are and what type of blade it is.

     I never throw a spinnerbait unless it is pretty windy. when it is calm there is something else better than a spinnerbait.

Huh?  :-/

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Spinnerbaits do work on cloudy days, and a little chop does seem to make them more effective than in glass calm situations. However in stained water, spinnerbaits work well even when there isn't a hint of a breeze. When it's good and cloudy though, I usually use topwaters honestly.

Don't rule out spinnerbaits on glass calm days, even in clear water though. I do especially well with them in water deeper than 8 feet then.

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willow - more flash, less vibration

colorado- less flash, more vibration

gold- cloudy, low light

silver- sunny

i usually dont throw a spinnerbait unless it is windy or the water is stained or murky...if the water is clear and its windy i like to fish it fast with natural colors and willow blades or a tandem with the willow being the larger of the two...if the water is muddy i like colorado blades and a white skirt with a chartreuse trailor..

check out different types of trailors..they can totally change the look of the bait... some of them are awesome... in clear water i like to use the bps hand pour dropshot minnows for a trailor...

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I 've got hundreds of spinnerbaits in every blade configuration you can imagine, in every color blade made and in dozens of color skirts ( yup, I like purchasing spinnerbaits  ;) ); sunny or overcast, dead calm or in howling winds, crystal clear or plain dirt most of the times I fish with a single gold colorado blade white & chartreuse skirt spinnerbait. If I need to go deep, slow and keep the bait deep I change to a single willowleaf blade.

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I use spinnerbaits on overcast day but, I always kee a buzzbait handy on another rod and Ill alternate them.

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I throw spinnerbaits in all kinds of conditions but overcast days with high winds are always good for spinnerbaits. I match my blade configuration, blade color, and skirt color based on the water clarity. My absolute favorite condition to fish spinnerbaits is during an overcast day with a moderate wind and pouring down rain. While everybody else is heading for the dock you can usually load the boat with a spinnerbait!

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