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Best Spinnerbait Combinations For Dingy, Cold Water?

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Best Spinnerbait combinations for Dingy, cold water?

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For me, I'll take a 1/2oz Rattlehead spinnerbait with a single colorado blade.

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I like the double colorado. If the water is has at least a foot of visibility I'll stick with my white and chartruesse. Add a trailer hook and slow row the bait just to where you can still feel the blades turning.

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3/4 oz Ledgebuster Single Blade (chartreuse)

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Double Colorado

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1/2 oz double colorado chartreuse and white. Cup the back blade a little bit to add extra vibration and a fat grub trailer to add a little bit more vibration.

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I like a lot of the combinations already mentioned. I tend to use one big Colorado blade and sometimes two depending on what is working. I also use chartreuse or a white/chartreuse combination on the skirt color in sizes from 3/8s to 3/4s depending on the conditions. Once we reach the heart of winter and water temperatures are 33 - 38 degrees I don't have much luck with spinnerbaits. With water temperatures in the 40s the spinnerbait is still a viable option.

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This is wierd and hard to find but I used to use a 1/4 double colorado gold with orange head and a yellow skirt. Works well for dingy and muddy water especially when it's cold. Just need to slow roll it.

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For me it's a 3/4 oz triple blade HAWG CALLER.

2 gold 1 silver, all Willow leaf blades, lot of vibration on the fall.

Make sure you take off the skirt it comes with and replace it with a Luma Flex, I like Fire Tiger or White, the action it adds to the spinner is great.

I like a split tail or twin tail trailer.

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3/8 single Colorado (white or nickel blade) with a white or white/chart skirt.

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Tandum or Colorado....For the Colorado 1/2oz, two blades, white/chart or blk/wht. Copper or nickel blade.

Tandum; use a 3/8 blue/white...it's all about vibration.

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1/2 once colorado in white or sexy shad.Slow rolled.

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All good advice here.

I tend to stay with single, big bladed baits in the 1/2 oz or greater range and like solid colored skirts. Chartreuse, black, white or gold blades would be my preference and I would prefer a single, solid colored skirt as opposed to a multi, solid colored skirt.

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Lot's of good advice. I pick the largest blades that the smallest weighted head will alow and still run stright on a very slow retrieve. When you can feel that steady thump, thump of the blade, you are probably fishing with the correct tool. I've caught them on white, chartreuse, and black skirts as well as all colors of blades and blade types, but if I had to select one it would be a 1/4 oz. head, #5 colorado blade adorned with a white skirt and a Zoom fat albert white trailer. Go slow and steady in dark cold waters, but water under 50 degrees can be real tough if your water visibility is less than a foot.

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Chartreuse or black skirts, double gold colorado blades.

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Basslover, see what you started?

Everyone has a different opinion and everyone is correct.

When fishing cold and stained water you have to first think "what are the bass doing?"

They are just sitting there, on a ledge or in some structure, waiting for an easy meal.

So what will grab their attention and make them hit your spinnerbait?

First, they feel the bait so vibration is very important. Select the blade combination that gives you the best vibes.

Second, they see it. What colors are best for stained water? Something with white or yellow are your foundation.

Third, they will hit it. So a trailer hook along with a nice trailer to give the bait bulk would be in your favor.

Fourth, how fast to reel the bait back to you? This is what you will have to experiment with. I would think a slower presentation would be considered.

Fifth, what depth are they holding? You will have to select a spinnerbait that has the weight to track for the longest time period within the depth you believe they are holding.

Sixth is your line. What test do you want to use? Remember, the higher the test the more the line will rise to the surface. And will your line be mono, fluro or braid? I would suggest flourocarbon.

Just putting a spinnerbait on your line may not prove productive. You have to take all of the factors into consideration and experiment by throwing various baits at different depths and speeds.

And you thought your question was an easy one!!!!

Good luck.

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Single gold blade for clear water and double gold blades for dirty water. In clear water I take off the skirt and use a twister grub.

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For me, the best combination in cold/dirty water is the couch and remote...I'll pick a better time to fish.

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I'm going against conventional wisdom here. I would use a 1/4 ounce spinnerbait with a pure white/glimmer blue skirt from Stamina components. I would make it a single blade / compact arm design with a normal/small scaled willowleaf blade in silver. ( I mold and design my own spinnerbaits )

This is your basic large baitfish/shad spinnerbait. In cold dingy water here in the southeast, the bass are going to be in about 10 feet of water following the shad..... period. And I will trow that spinnerbait when the water is too dingy for a Pointer or other suspending jerkbait. If your fishing a pond, just slow roll whatever color will bring a reaction strike.

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Hildebrandt 5/8 oz chart w/ gold #7 Colorado single blade.

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