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What color plastic for a clear water lake

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I'm new to the bass fishing game and am looking to fill the tackle box with the right lures. I will primarily be fishing two spring fed clear water lakes connected by a short canal. I have spotted a lot of bass in the lily pads where I take my son to fish blue gills. Also see a lot of them while going trough the canal between lakes. There are lots of lily pad and weed beds in both lakes that i will try and target. I'm heading to gander mountain this evening and want to pick up some soft baits to give them a try. What colors and type would you all recommend? Hook size/sinker or even spinners I should look at?

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I like bubblegum, merthiolate, and limetreuse colored Zoom worms or senkos for clear water.

why? are you sight-fishing or bed-fishing?

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I like bubblegum, merthiolate, and limetreuse colored Zoom worms or senkos for clear water.

why? are you sight-fishing or bed-fishing?

Could be for bed fishing, but I assure you that bright colors work pre and post spawn as well. ;)

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Not sure how I'll be fishing. If I see them great, if I don't I will be fishing the shallow weedy areas. Like I said bass fishing is new to me. I grew up fishing walleyes and northerns. I was told that these lakes hold good number of bass so I want to give it a try. Thanks for the advice in advance.

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i have had really good luck in clear water with Yamamoto 4" senko in color 196. pumpkin blk/grn flake

hooked wacky style.

good luck...

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I fish mostly gin-clear water and use more natural or subtle colors like green pumpkin, good old pumpkinseed, and watermelon/black flake.

For flukes and such go with shad or bluegill and perch imitating colors based on forage present. Black/Blue seems to work well for deeper water.

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Green pumpkin, watermelon and black, mix in your favorite flake.

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Thanks for all the advice. I went with the 4" yum dinger watermelon and some 3/0 red hooks. I'll give it a try tonight when I get done with work.

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