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#10783476 - 04/20/15 11:39 PM Muddy Water Tactics
TerribleTwos Offline
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Registered: 12/09/10
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What do you do differently in muddy water versus semi-clear? It's been tough lately catching mostly dinks. Do you switch to UV enhanced or glow baits to get better results? I'm already using slab slobber to add scent and nibbles for extra attraction. Just wondering what else to try besides scent. Also tried a roadrunner for a while as well.
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#10783539 - 04/21/15 01:09 AM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
Fishbonz Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: TerribleTwos
What do you do differently in muddy water versus semi-clear? It's been tough lately catching mostly dinks. Do you switch to UV enhanced or glow baits to get better results? I'm already using slab slobber to add scent and nibbles for extra attraction. Just wondering what else to try besides scent. Also tried a roadrunner for a while as well.
Up size your presentation/profile and make them easier to see.I like to add more pinks,oranges,&reds to Chartrues 2centsI`m sure someone else will chime in.


Edited by Fishbonz (04/21/15 01:10 AM)

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#10783620 - 04/21/15 06:16 AM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
Jason Burton Guide Service Offline
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Registered: 04/22/10
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Loc: Tyler Tx
We did good today in some pretty muddy water. I always use larger baits in bright colors. Usually works for me.

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#10783684 - 04/21/15 07:01 AM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
SheCrappieKilla Offline
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Registered: 04/30/13
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Try holding a larger jig tighter to cover, holding it still longer than normal until your about to cry, then twitch it. Roadrunner head and add rattles. Fish 4.5 to 10 FOW for bigger fish.

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#10784212 - 04/21/15 10:04 AM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: SheCrappieKilla]
TerribleTwos Offline
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Thanks guys! I'll give that a try! Time to start looking for some larger jigs! I appreciate the feedback.

Originally Posted By: SheCrappieKilla
Try holding a larger jig tighter to cover, holding it still longer than normal until your about to cry, then twitch it. Roadrunner head and add rattles. Fish 4.5 to 10 FOW for bigger fish.


So longer than 5 seconds? hammer j/k I've been told I have a tremendous amount of patience, but waiting for a crappie to bite on a slow day definitely pushes you to insanity! I think the twitch makes me want to eat the lures more than the crappie!
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#10784369 - 04/21/15 10:56 AM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
ou.sooner Offline
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Loc: Little Elm, TX, USA
Thanks for posting this thread TerribleTwos. I think there are several of us Grapevine fishermen wanting to learn from this exact scenario.

So would this be a good time to try jigs like Constant Pursuits Thump Chubby? I assume switching to brighter colors or jigs with flashes of bright colors would help?
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#10784748 - 04/21/15 12:46 PM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: ou.sooner]
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Originally Posted By: ou.sooner
Thanks for posting this thread TerribleTwos. I think there are several of us Grapevine fishermen wanting to learn from this exact scenario.

So would this be a good time to try jigs like Constant Pursuits Thump Chubby? I assume switching to brighter colors or jigs with flashes of bright colors would help?
thumb thumb thumb Larger Profile and Color should get you bit!


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#10784992 - 04/21/15 02:05 PM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: Fishbonz]
REDGUN Offline
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Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Larger Profile and Color should get you bit!


For a "larger profile", I started tying jigs like this:


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#10785132 - 04/21/15 02:52 PM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
ou.sooner Offline
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Loc: Little Elm, TX, USA
Thank you. I'll give it a shot!
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#10785842 - 04/21/15 08:26 PM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Larger profile definitely. Dark colors with bright contrast. Lots of flash sometimes on dark baits. Also, black/orange or yellow/green if it's really muddy with visibility 2-3 inches. All the colors posted by Fishbonz will work well. Take a look at the Strawberry Seed Banana by Thermocline Lures; it's posted in the jig makers section. The Super Fry in that color will work in stained to muddy water.
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#10786178 - 04/21/15 10:41 PM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
TerribleTwos Offline
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Thanks again guys! I appreciate learning from others and hope to pay it forward some day!
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#10786208 - 04/21/15 10:56 PM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
larry mays Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
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Loc: Winnsboro, Texas
What Ken had to say, plus try a lot of things and work them in a differ way as you go. The real fun of it is to load the boat when they are slow.

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#10786502 - 04/22/15 07:45 AM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
DFW-fisherman Offline
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totally agree with the larger, brighter plastics!

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#10793568 - 04/24/15 11:54 AM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
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Loc: Lewisville Tx
nice looking Jigs!

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#10793592 - 04/24/15 12:05 PM Re: Muddy Water Tactics [Re: TerribleTwos]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
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Loc: Beckville, TX
Typically I will go with darker colors that give a better silhouette but with that said a few weeks backs the crappie only wanted a blue/white color in dark stained water. Who knows what a fish wants. You might also use jighead with a spinner blade on it.

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