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Shallow water crankbait #10624237 02/17/15 04:20 AM
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What crankbait due you throw in dingy shallow water over chunk rocks and boulders?? What colors would you recommend throwing??

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Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10624243 02/17/15 04:22 AM
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I've lost count how many fish I've caught on a storm arashi 3 doing this exact thing. Anything with chartreuse in it for dirty water

Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10624280 02/17/15 04:33 AM
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Chartreuse is your friend in dirty water.

Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10624432 02/17/15 08:52 AM
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Chartreuse black back. And also a craw color this time of year

Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: DevinJoe] #10624578 02/17/15 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: DevinJoe
Chartreuse black back. And also a craw color this time of year


I agree.....

Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: redskeeter190] #10624634 02/17/15 01:15 PM
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Chartreuse black back. And also a craw color this time of year


I agree.....


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Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10624638 02/17/15 01:17 PM
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A big 100% on the Chartreuse black back square bill.

Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10624686 02/17/15 01:40 PM
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Since shad don't change color in muddy water I stick with a shad pattern of some type. In my mind most fish and bait fish lighten up in color in dirty water. They don't get brighter.

Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10624744 02/17/15 01:57 PM
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Chartruse/black is a good choice. So is Tennesee Shad colored. I like a SK 1.5 sized for this. And I change out the rear hook to a size smaller. It helps the bait "nose down/tail up"'and pop the bill across rocks better. Less hang ups. And when you feel a hang up. The rear floats up quicker and frees the lure easier.


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Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10624970 02/17/15 03:18 PM
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I try to throw shad colored squarebills as much as possible. Never really been a fan of straight black and chartreuse. I like the Rick Clunn's and now they make some with rattles so I would throw these in the dirtier water:


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Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10625002 02/17/15 03:26 PM
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i wonder if the bass is able to see the colors or if they can tell the difference.

for example Dogs, cats, mice, rats and rabbits have very poor color vision.
In fact, they see mostly greys and some blues and yellows.

http://www.colormatters.com/color-matters-for-kids/how-animals-see-color


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Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: Bonedoc] #10625058 02/17/15 03:43 PM
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I like a sk 1.5 ..usually go with a chartreuse/blue back or rayburn red crawl color.


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Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: buton] #10625118 02/17/15 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: buton
i wonder if the bass is able to see the colors or if they can tell the difference.

This is interesting. http://www.fix.com/blog/view-from-below-lures-underwater/

Re: Shallow water crankbait [Re: natebzy] #10625146 02/17/15 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: natebzy
I like a sk 1.5 ..usually go with a chartreuse/blue back or rayburn red crawl color.

Chartruese sexy shad also works good for me.


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