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#11563128 - 04/24/16 09:39 PM Go to color in dirty water?
Luke Scribner Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 39
With all the rain and run off the Lakes have been dirty what are your go to bait colors? This is a topic that stumps me whether to throw black blue or chartreuse or whatever.
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#11563142 - 04/24/16 09:44 PM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
phototex Offline
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Registered: 02/13/14
Posts: 1187
Either fluorescent orange or chartresuse spinnerbait blades, orange crankbaits, or black/blue jigs and soft plastics.
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#11563220 - 04/24/16 10:24 PM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1382
Loc: The Great State of Texas
For me it's big size bait , dark colored .

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#11563238 - 04/24/16 10:35 PM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3470
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Fire tiger is a great muddy water color.

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#11563352 - 04/25/16 05:36 AM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Agree with the above. For slow moving presentations I like full size plastics in dark colors (adding rattles and scent can be a good idea). Black neon, black and blue sapphire are two of my favorites. For faster moving baits, the vibration and sound might be more important, but I like white and chartreuse and orange for faster moving baits in muddy water.
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#11563357 - 04/25/16 05:40 AM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Bayou Burner]
Rudy Lackey Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bayou Burner
Fire tiger is a great muddy water color.
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#11563442 - 04/25/16 07:15 AM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Rudy Lackey]
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Originally Posted By: Rudy Lackey
Originally Posted By: Bayou Burner
Fire tiger is a great muddy water color.



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#11563692 - 04/25/16 09:06 AM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Loc: Justin, TX.
Spinner Bait: The "Chunkin Punkin"
- Dark Blades with heavy Copper glitter adding a little, orange, green and purple.
- Skirt is Living Rubber in a Dark dyed Yellow with layered section of drab red.
- Trailer is the Stanley Pro Trailer in Tomato/Blue Flake.

I run this bait dripping with Minnow Extract as the minnows and Shad are all in the shallows doing their thing right now.

Chatterbait: Same as above.

Square Bill: Very similar. A picture is up in the Lure Making Section.

Plastics as covered above.
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#11563761 - 04/25/16 09:33 AM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 647
I use anything green pumpkin or darker.

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#11563796 - 04/25/16 09:47 AM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
1/2oz black and blue MPack flipping jig with a black/blue xcite rapper tail chunk

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#11563867 - 04/25/16 10:16 AM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Luke Scribner Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 39
I've seen these jigs and they are genius! I need to grab me a few.
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#11563910 - 04/25/16 10:38 AM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 793
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
My best muddy water baits are black plastics or a spinnerbait with a bright neon orange blade
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#11564292 - 04/25/16 01:45 PM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
sprigsss Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 321
Fished tons of dirty water back home in Louisiana and Black/Blue was always a good color for jigs.

Fishing an Oilman's Charity Tournament on Texoma a few weeks ago and we were fishing muddy water. I threw a black/blue jig for two days and never got bit. My buddy picked up a pumpkinseed looking senko and started catching fish. You couldn't see the darn thing if it was floating on the water.

Cut off my black/blue jig and switched to something that looked like it would blend in with the water and caught a fish on my second cast as well as several others afterwards.

I always had 4-5 rods/reels with every bait imaginable, and my dad would fish with the same white spinnerbait all day everyday when we fished muddy water in Louisiana. Rarely would I catch more fish than him. He wasn't even a bass fisherman.

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#11564305 - 04/25/16 01:49 PM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
Insurance man Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 396
Loc: Texas
Black and Blue

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#11564356 - 04/25/16 02:18 PM Re: Go to color in dirty water? [Re: Luke Scribner]
KCFISH'N Offline
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Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 1447
Loc: Dallas, TX - Mark 1:15
Black... Bill Dance had on one of his shows how well fish see in muddy water and it was surprising, something like 4 or 5 feet the scientist say...were looking at the dirt particles as the light reflects back to us, the fish are in the muddy water looking out and up where things are silhouetted against the sun lit sky...just something to think about...
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