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Water clarity is about 4 inches(if that),looks like muddy water.About only thing you can see is the algae and a little vegetation right at the bank and an occasional panfish dart off as your bait approches them.Skies are totally clear,no clouds whatsoever.VERY bright out.Good amount of wind at times.HOT!!!

Typically in these conditions what's a good color to throw?

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Plastics-Junebug

Jig-Blk/Blue

Cranks-Chart/black back

Spinnerbait-White/Chart.

Buzzbait-Black/Red blade

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Plastics-Junebug

Jig-Blk/Blue

Cranks-Chart/black back

Spinnerbait-White/Chart.

Buzzbait-Black/Red blade

Cha-Ching you are correct sir :)

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There are two completely different approaches to Color Selection:

1) One approach is to mimic the colors of some “prevalent creature”.

2) The other approach is to maximize “lure visibility” under the current light levels

Bass are opportunistic predators, so I personally prefer the second approach. In order for a bass to seize your lure, it must first see the lure, and must see the lure early enough to react. In low-light conditions, the sight window and reaction time are very brief, so expanding the sight window just a couple inches can sometimes make the difference between a strike and no strike.

Objects appear “white” when they reflect back all existing light, objects appear “black” when they absorb all available light, and all the other hues fall somewhere in between. In muddy water and at night, the color and finish of a lure lose their identity, like switching off a light. In low-light situations, instead of clinging to any color or finish, it might be better to strive for maximum “contrast”. Even in so-called Total Darkness, there are always traces of existing light. A lure that’s Pitch Black in color will offer the most "contrast" against other objects, especially against the sky and light-colored bottoms.

Roger

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Plastics-Junebug

Jig-Blk/Blue

Cranks-Chart/black back

Spinnerbait-White/Chart.

Buzzbait-Black/Red blade

that sounds perfect man lol

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Dark colors for sure. Solid white for some reason works in shallow water. No mixed light colors. A lure that puts out vibration is a good bet. Red in shallow water is a good bet.

If it was me, a black skirted single colorado spinnerbait or buzzbait with red flake.

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Don't you wonder a little how bass feed in the dark, with little or no light?

We don't know how bass see, lots of theories, little facts. We do know bass use all their senses to located prey and their eyes are important based on where they are located and the size.

As far as color is concerned it's trail and error until you find a color or color combination the bass prefer where you fish. We all have our favorites, doesn't mean that is the best color under the prevailing conditions.

Try to locate some active bass and try different colors when they are active, might surprise yourself.

Use lures the bass can find easily, that displace water, give off vibrations and scent. A steady slower retrieve may be an advantage in dark water; gives the bass a chance to locate the lure.

Tom

PS; a live night crawler or crawdad blends into the off color water perfectly, we can't see it....the bass can in total darkness! Let the bass decide what color they like.

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I wouldn't worry too much about color in water that dirty, I would concentrate more on vibration. Colorado or Indiana bladed spinnerbait, a wake bait, a buzzbait, a rattletrap, etc. A big Anaconda or Thumper worm might work too.

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