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How do you know what colors to use ? #12818584
07/06/18 08:12 PM
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When to a East Texas lake last weekend through the 4th ,had good clear water 8 ft visible. Started off with watermelon red fluke, noticed sunfish went to d d with purple side caught 2 nothing rest of day went to soft platics bright colors banana, bubblegum, plum, chartreuse and grape nothing. Next day tried motor oil, pumpkin, and tequila sunrise nothing. Finally talked to a local said try green pumpkin ended up catching 6 .
Was I on the right track or thinking was wrong?
Thanks Monte

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12818586
07/06/18 08:13 PM
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I always use green pumpkin......so I always know what color to use. Haha


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Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12818608
07/06/18 08:30 PM
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Have to agree with Steez.
For 95% of my soft plastics - I'm throwing green. May be Watermelon,Green pumpkin or some other variant but green. Esp in clear water when I'm trying to match bream colors.

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12818642
07/06/18 09:02 PM
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James Niggemeyer has a great video on the basic colors, watermelon red, green pumpkin, june bug, and black/blue. I have tried to cull down to these but some are just so purty I can't.

But at the end of the day it is hard to beat green pumpkin, dip the tail in chartreuse.


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Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: 721Phoenix] #12818663
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Originally Posted By: 721Phoenix
James Niggemeyer has a great video on the basic colors, watermelon red, green pumpkin, june bug, and black/blue. I have tried to cull down to these but some are just so purty I can't.

But at the end of the day it is hard to beat green pumpkin, dip the tail in chartreuse.


What he said. Works just about everywhere except Atlantic ocean.


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Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12818676
07/06/18 09:38 PM
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I use watermelon red almost exclusively.

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12818715
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Keep it simple on soft plastics- green pumpkin, black and blue, white.

Hard baits/topwater-shad, gill, bright, dull.

Moving wire baits- white, green pumpkin

Jigs- see soft plastics list

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12818727
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I usually choose between 2, green pumpkin or green pumpkin laugh


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12818813
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I have some go to colors that I have developed over the years.
Watermelon/red, watermelon slice, watermelon/candy red, green pumpkin
red bug, red bug shad, junebug, south africa special blue fleck, black/blue

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12818916
07/07/18 12:55 AM
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My 4 go to colors:
Junebug
Watermelon red
Plum
Redbug

Sometimes throw California 420, black blue


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Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12819110
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Junebug is pretty hard to beat

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12819356
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Gary Yamamoto has a color that is green pumpkin/watermelon laminate - color 912. Believe it is one of his go-to colors in Senkos.

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12819406
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Pretty much use watermelon red flake.
I keep my colors simple. Black/blue, Green pumpkin, and watermelon red flake.

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Ol'geezer] #12819457
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Make it simple: Dark days, dark baits. Bright days, natural baits

Re: How do you know what colors to use ? [Re: Mark Perry] #12819706
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Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
Keep it simple on soft plastics- green pumpkin, black and blue, white.

Hard baits/topwater-shad, gill, bright, dull.

Moving wire baits- white, green pumpkin

Jigs- see soft plastics list


Good rules of thumb thumb

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