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Hey all,

Thinking about picking up a Spro McStick, and was wondering which color would be good for very stained, muddy and dark water.

Heres the best picture I've got of the water:

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I wouldn't normally use a jerkbait in that type of water but if it works well in that lake then I would get either the Clown or Table Rock Shad color.

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When I lived in Florida, gold with black back and orange belly worked very well in the dark stained waters I fished around Tampa.

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I wouldn't normally use a jerkbait in that type of water but if it works well in that lake then I would get either the Clown or Table Rock Shad color.

Jerkbaits aren't really good to use in water with less than 3' of visibility. I really like fishing jerkbaits and I have fished them in clear stained and dirty water and in over 20 years I can count how many fish I've caught on a jerkbait in dirty water on one hand and still have fingers left.

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Thanks for the advice. Im on the fence about getting one because I know they are terrible for the water I fish (I cant find a clear lake anywhere). But I still want one lol.

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Old glory is basically an American shad pattern and has a lot of flash and the table rock shad is your standard chartreuse with a little purple on the back but I think a gold with a black back could be the color you want. Some people say certain baits dont work in certain places but you dont know if you dont try.

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Jerkbaits aren't really good to use in water with less than 3' of visibility. I really like fishing jerkbaits and I have fished them in clear stained and dirty water and in over 20 years I can count how many fish I've caught on a jerkbait in dirty water on one hand and still have fingers left.

I agree.

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Thanks for the advice. Im on the fence about getting one because I know they are terrible for the water I fish (I cant find a clear lake anywhere). But I still want one lol.

If you really want to fish jerkbaits in that water I would suggest a Yo-Zuri Crystal minnow, they are finished with some type of highly reflective holographic tape and show up extremely well in low light conditions. They are the jerkbaits I use in stained water and since you are in a warm water area try the Bagley Bang-O-Lure tail spin, it is a shallow diving jerkbait that has a prop on the back, when you start you retrieve it make a slight commotion on the surface but it really must mak an underwater racket because the fish just don't eat it, they absolutely kill it.

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Hey all,

Thinking about picking up a Spro McStick, and was wondering which color would be good for very stained, muddy and dark water.

I'm guessing you watched the latest round of Major League Fishing :) :)

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All we have is stained water with limited visibility and I catch lots of fish on jerkbaits. It isn't the best conditions for one but it can be done. The pond by my office has about a foot of visibily and they crush a jerkbait in the spring but they hardly touch anything else. Baits with chartruese, gold, or bright white seem to best most of the time.

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Thanks again guys for all the advice and encouragement. I really like to throw jerkbaits but have very little success with them. I'll definitely be giving the water visibility test a shot ASAP.

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The sexy shad-ish color works good. It also has a lot of white on it.

-gk

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