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#10879856 - 05/28/15 11:07 PM Fishing the flooded muddy lakes
Bassslayerr Offline

Registered: 11/04/14
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I live up near lake grapevine as I was wondering what lures and patterns usually work for large mouth bass in water with 2-8"(inches) of visibility. I know that if I go back into the creeks I can find water that is stained 8-15" visibility but there is a lot of debris in the watered precisely back in the creeks. Does anyone have any recommendations on lures, lure colors and where to fish.... I have never fished in a flooded lake and this water is extremely dirty. Thanks for the help,
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#10879864 - 05/28/15 11:12 PM Re: Fishing the flooded muddy lakes [Re: Bassslayerr]
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As a rule of thumb chartreuse is a good color in murky water.

I would be throwing a spinner bait with short arm and round Colorado style blades. This will put off a lot of vibration. Chatter baits. Crank baits like red and multi color rattle traps etc should work well.
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#10879896 - 05/28/15 11:39 PM Re: Fishing the flooded muddy lakes [Re: Bassslayerr]
Samuel Ragle Offline
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Key would be vibration, and shine, try what the guy posted above, spinnerbaits, Colorado blade.
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#10879928 - 05/29/15 12:57 AM Re: Fishing the flooded muddy lakes [Re: Samuel Ragle]
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I had my success on both Sunday and Monday with a black & blue jig. I started out with a chartreuse spinnerbait and a chatterbait thinking the same way. All the fish were tight to cover and they were hungry.

#10880204 - 05/29/15 08:15 AM Re: Fishing the flooded muddy lakes [Re: Bassslayerr]
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Topwaters/frogs early and late. After tomorrow, the sun will finally be shining. After a month of dark skies, the shallow bass will be under cover. Black and blue craws pegged trig or jig pitched into shallow cover (this worked well this Wednesday when it was sunny) It's also bluegill spawning time and there's plenty of black/blue patterns to lots of blue gills (some are very dark--particularly those around cover) There will be more bass heading out deeper. With the murky water, I'd throw heavier bladed swim jigs and heavier spinner baits that put off vibration. I'd also start throwing some spoons.

#10880246 - 05/29/15 08:31 AM Re: Fishing the flooded muddy lakes [Re: Bassslayerr]
phototex Offline
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Registered: 02/13/14
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Loc: Coppell, TX
All good advice above. My preferences for that kind of water are:

1. Single-spin with large, fluorescent orange Colorado blade and orange or orange/brown skirt, fished very shallow in and parallel to edge of newly-flooded brush and weeds. Chartreuse as a second place color for blade and skirt. Also, fishing it parallel to OLD bank.

2. Bright orange Rattletrap, fished with steady (not too fast) retrieve parallel to outer edge of newly-flooded brush and weeds and old bank.

3. T-rigged Rage Tail craw with pegged sinker, cast to the very edge of the new bank and slowly worked through the newly-flooded brush and weeds. Short worms and creature baits work the same way. best colors for me have been black, black/blue, and black/blue flake. Junebug should work well, too.

Hope this helps. Just be extremely careful out there, especially when running. Wear your PFD and use that kill switch!
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#10880272 - 05/29/15 08:42 AM Re: Fishing the flooded muddy lakes [Re: Bassslayerr]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Paint Colorado blades orange for added visibility in extremely muddy water.

#10880348 - 05/29/15 09:17 AM Re: Fishing the flooded muddy lakes [Re: Bassslayerr]
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Loc: Amarillo TX
Main tip I can think of is keep moving. Cover a lot of water. There is an excellent chance the fish will be very scattered.
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