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#12240002 - 05/10/17 05:33 PM Swimbait color
Big Sky Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/22/17
Posts: 2
I'm looking to start fishing deep water swimbaits. Like the optimum or basstrix. What are the best all around colors? Natural or just like wat. red or green pumpkin?

#12240047 - 05/10/17 06:00 PM Re: Swimbait color [Re: Big Sky]
Nathan_Flovin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 507
Loc: Plano, Texas
Match what the fish in the lake feed on.

#12240151 - 05/10/17 07:09 PM Re: Swimbait color [Re: Big Sky]
Blackhill Offline

Registered: 03/01/17
Posts: 26
I recently bought some Big Bite Cane Thumpers(5 inch). With a good weighted hook I bet you could get depth. I never have fished a swim bait but got em in and holy crud. Here at the house we have 3, acre plus ponds and that dude tears them up. I am afraid a lot of money will be spent on different swimbaits is emenient.

#12240252 - 05/10/17 08:12 PM Re: Swimbait color [Re: Big Sky]
bigbass94 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4030
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Shad colors are hard to beat. Another great color that seems to be underrated around here is chartreuse/blue back.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#12240266 - 05/10/17 08:18 PM Re: Swimbait color [Re: Big Sky]
Bryanmc57 Offline

Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 490
Loc: Mineola, TX
Fish something you feel confident in. Light hitch catches fish everywhere in the country, the only place the hitch is found is in Clear Lake in California. One of the best swimbaits on Clear Lake is the 8" Huddleston Deluxe in rainbow trout, there are no trout in Clear Lake. grin

#12240363 - 05/10/17 09:00 PM Re: Swimbait color [Re: Blackhill]
Big Sky Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/22/17
Posts: 2
Funny you mention that,blackhill because the last couple days I have been wearing them out on that same bait. That's why I'm interested now. I've never thrown them but now I want to start throwing bigger swimbaits during the summer to change it up from what I'm used to.

Edited by Big Sky (05/10/17 09:00 PM)

#12240427 - 05/10/17 09:36 PM Re: Swimbait color [Re: Big Sky]
Blackhill Offline

Registered: 03/01/17
Posts: 26
Big sky that was my thought after the spawn on these smaller bodies of water. Wanted to try something else. Water temp is up in the mid to high 70's slow roll those thumpers, wow they hammer it. Not every time, but more times than most. Ribbed body, larger hammer tails cause a lot of movement. JMO.

#12243004 - 05/12/17 01:22 PM Re: Swimbait color [Re: Big Sky]
redskeeter190 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1798
Loc: Knoxville, TN
I fish, either, Keitech Swing Impact Fat or BPS Speed Shad....and use a Bill Lowen's Signature Slip Shad Jig head from they work great....


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