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#11525843 - 04/06/16 03:20 PM Thoughts on dark colors
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Registered: 06/09/11
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I have noticed that when fishing for "Striped" fish, most people use (Mostly) Chart., White, and chrome. With other fish(bass, crappie)people use different colors, especially when fishing murky water. I was wondering if any one uses dark lures when fishing lower visibility water? I haven't, but am going to start trying. Going to paint me some dark slabs for muddy water.
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#11525882 - 04/06/16 03:38 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Black slabs work.
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#11525890 - 04/06/16 03:42 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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that's what I was thinking of painting. Got black powder, so figured try a few.
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#11525947 - 04/06/16 04:04 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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Solid black, solid black with a chartreuse head or tail also works.

If I had wire forms I would have made some today.
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#11526082 - 04/06/16 05:06 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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I like it, gonna make both
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#11526241 - 04/06/16 06:18 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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I have a couple dark color lures that work well sometimes - especially dark purple. But mostly it's white, chrome & chartreuse.
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#11526397 - 04/06/16 07:37 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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my last 2 Tawakoni trips black and black/chartreuse slabs have beat all others.
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#11526448 - 04/06/16 08:16 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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Scooter, good question and you will like this blog. Someone posted it a year or two ago and I saved it.

https://www.fix.com/blog/view-from-below-lures-underwater

I wish I have more time on the water to test and play.
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#11526536 - 04/06/16 08:59 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: SeaPro-Todd]
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I know that in low light conditions dark colors work awesome and have caught many fish on black slabs and sassy shad
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#11527208 - 04/07/16 09:20 AM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
79scooter Offline
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Thanks for the link Todd. I will definitely be carrying some dark stuff with me from now on. New tools in the box!
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#11527230 - 04/07/16 09:30 AM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
79scooter Offline
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that is a great article Todd. Thanks again.
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#11528286 - 04/07/16 06:46 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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I dont know if I'm doing it wrong or if there is a better way or not but I have my plastics in two separate 3500 plano boxes one labelled Light and one for Dark bodies. If its a nice sunny day and the water isn't too stained I stick to the lights and if its a cloudy day or murky water I start with the dark bodies. Usually produces fish if I stick to that idea in general. I always start with the basics and if they dont work then I move to more exotic type colors like electric chicken or oranges and pinks.

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#11528376 - 04/07/16 07:38 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: lenahorse]
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Originally Posted By: lenahorse
my last 2 Tawakoni trips black and black/chartreuse slabs have beat all others.


Today's trip was the same for me, they sure do work.
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#11529596 - 04/08/16 12:47 PM Re: Thoughts on dark colors [Re: 79scooter]
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Look what I got: dark color darters. banana

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