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#11549366 - 04/17/16 09:53 PM Favorite muddy water bait
hvtexskeeter Offline
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Registered: 03/15/04
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Loc: Highland Village Texas
Well with all the recent rain and with more coming I thought it would be a good time to see what eveyone likes to use in muddy water. I have had a little success with a white/chartruse chatterbait, or flipping a junebug or black/red flake brush hog.

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#11549375 - 04/17/16 10:01 PM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1186
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
hmm. Tough question. For numbers probably a rattle trap. For larger fish a black spinner bait with a short arm and single large gold Colorado style blade slow rolling in the shallows and around the edges of weed lines, docks, and other structure. Crankbaits also have served me well in heavily stained water. I always have a texas rig on one rod for short hits or if I find a spot holding several fish. Or a jig. Heck, I told you that was a tough question! lol
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#11549409 - 04/17/16 10:13 PM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 645
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Buzzbait slap the bank with it and roll it by any piece of cover you see

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#11549418 - 04/17/16 10:17 PM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
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Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Norman Fat Boy
Rage Blade
Speed Worm

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#11549464 - 04/17/16 10:40 PM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
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Post spawn high muddy water--as long as I don't see a bunch of carp and gar spawning shallow, I'll start with shallow cover
Lots of good options mentioned above. Chatterbait with a bulky trailer that moves a lot of water has to be up there as my favorite.
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#11549477 - 04/17/16 10:52 PM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: collincountytx]
hvtexskeeter Offline
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Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Post spawn high muddy water--as long as I don't see a bunch of carp and gar spawning shallow, I'll start with shallow cover
Lots of good options mentioned above. Chatterbait with a bulky trailer that moves a lot of water has to be up there as my favorite.

So if I see gar or carp then vacate the area?

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#11549481 - 04/17/16 10:53 PM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
hvtexskeeter Offline
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Thanks for all the tips and lure choice and colors. I know im going to need all the help I can get and Im sure there are others that will also.

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#11549484 - 04/17/16 10:56 PM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
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Never had success fishing shallow when they are doing their thing.
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#11549503 - 04/17/16 11:06 PM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: collincountytx]
hvtexskeeter Offline
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Loc: Highland Village Texas
Originally Posted By: collincountytx
Never had success fishing shallow when they are doing their thing.

I never really thought about it much but I have to agree. When the gar and carp tearing up the shallows I usally dont catch many bass. And that only took me 40 years of bass fishing to figure that out! Hehe

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#11549552 - 04/18/16 12:12 AM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
Mo_Cat Offline
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Registered: 01/12/15
Posts: 131
Loc: LOZ
Either chatterbait, buzzbait or spinner bait with Colorado blade. Larger profile bait with chartruse
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#11549566 - 04/18/16 12:57 AM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
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Registered: 08/26/08
Posts: 361
Loc: Possum Kingdom Lake, Tx
Jig!

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#11549576 - 04/18/16 01:52 AM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1816
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Sq. Bill
LFT Hyperfreak t-rigged
Jig

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#11549848 - 04/18/16 09:09 AM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
Donald Harper Offline
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My Custom Muddy Water Spinner baits. I have one for sunny days and one for cloudy days.

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#11549860 - 04/18/16 09:14 AM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
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Vibrating Jig (chatterbait) for me. Its my go to, and never lets me down.
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#11549889 - 04/18/16 09:29 AM Re: Favorite muddy water bait [Re: hvtexskeeter]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
D&M Pirahna II

Definitely this vibrating jig right here. I LOVe this bait! I've caught a lot of quality fish in muddy water, and the majority have come on this bait. The vibration and flash really help the fish key in on the bait when it's muddy. Also, these baits are truly custom made with quality components. Can't go wrong with one of these!
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