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#11476206 - 03/14/16 10:18 AM crank bait colors
jazz Offline

Registered: 12/05/12
Posts: 20
In stained water - on a cloudy day and also on clear day - do you throw a darker bait/crawfish/red or chrome/silver.

Which works best with the weather

does it work the same in clearer water.

#11476281 - 03/14/16 10:43 AM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
BigBassB Offline

Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 242
Loc: Van Alstyne
Depends on the time of year. This time I like to throw crawfish colors. Murky water/cloudy days I throw darker colors, clear water/clear skies I tend to go lighter colors or translucent

Edited by BigBassB (03/14/16 12:29 PM)
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#11476634 - 03/14/16 12:51 PM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
High wide and heavy Offline

Registered: 02/11/16
Posts: 60
Loc: Whitewright, Texas
I agree with Bigbass, I would add that when in doubt I mix in white or Tennessee Shad

#11476670 - 03/14/16 01:02 PM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Sunny day with slightly stained to clear water, I like something natural looking with flash/silver flake.
Cloudy day with slightly stained to clear water, solid/opaque colors like shad/pearl/bone/gill
More heavily stained water-chartreuse colors, especially if throwing deep cranks.

Red/brown/orange/black/blue opaque cranks prespawn and early spawn can be great in any color water/clear or sunny.

#11476887 - 03/14/16 02:37 PM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2456
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I have to agree with collincountytx. Same way I do it, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#11477552 - 03/14/16 07:52 PM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Cloudy Day - Water Slightly Stained - Visibility to 2 ft. - Chrome Black Back Little-N, by Norman.

Sunny Day - Same Conditions - Texas Orange Square Bill 1.5 with Black Splatter Back/Pale Chart. Belly.

Technique - Wobble both baits through heavy cover in 2 to 4 ft. of water using short cast with 20 lb. Floro.. - Keeping the bait in and out of visibility.
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#11477616 - 03/14/16 08:15 PM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6680
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
As visibility goes down crank up the crank bait visibility. Just don't over do it. Chartreuse is good.
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#11478203 - 03/15/16 01:38 AM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9292
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
My favorite overall is bone unless it's really muddy then I'll switch to chartreuse blk back, in clear water I use a lot of ghost patterns.
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#11478700 - 03/15/16 11:00 AM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
Do-Nothin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 547
Loc: Celina, TX
Caught 2 of my better fish lately in dirty water on a chartreuse/black back LC Squarebill. May be just dumb luck, but I'm still throwing the heck out of it lol.

#11478826 - 03/15/16 12:03 PM Re: crank bait colors [Re: jazz]
Abilenehookset Offline

Registered: 02/13/11
Posts: 69
Crawfish color


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