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Live scope question #13446249 02/21/20 03:44 AM
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For those of you using the live scope do you find the color of your jigs aren’t as critical if you are dropping the bait on their nose? Just curious.

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I’m not a big believer in color . I’m a full time guide and most of the time only use two colors all year. White and chartreuse and black and chartreuse. The fish are going to hit the bait or not. That’s why I fish fast and aggressive and stay on the move. A lot of people bring more into fishing than what is needed. Keep it simple and to the point and you will be successful.


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Thanks Mark that pretty much validates my thoughts as well.

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Bait profile is more important than color.

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Originally Posted by Three Nails Guide
I’m not a big believer in color . I’m a full time guide and most of the time only use two colors all year. White and chartreuse and black and chartreuse. The fish are going to hit the bait or not. That’s why I fish fast and aggressive and stay on the move. A lot of people bring more into fishing than what is needed. Keep it simple and to the point and you will be successful.

My exact thoughts. I have yet to see where color has made a difference. My crappie tackle box is tiny. I used to worry about color a lot till I started using livescope, size does matter tho.

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The thing Livescope seems to show about color is that they don't prefer any particular color. If they want to bite, they will hit any color you throw. If they don't, they won't hit any color you throw.
Now, I will say that sometimes when they won't hit the color I'm using I will change colors. Sometimes they will hit it, but I think it's just being a "different" color that matters.
The bigger issue is SIZE or profile. Sometimes they do prefer a bigger or smaller jig. I usually have different colors and sizes tied on 2-4 rods. If I'm convinced it's a big fish, I'll try everything I've got to get them to bite. Truth is, it seldom matters.
Hope that helps.


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I think color does matter. Clear water will prove this.

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Originally Posted by SLABXPRESS
The thing Livescope seems to show about color is that they don't prefer any particular color. If they want to bite, they will hit any color you throw. If they don't, they won't hit any color you throw.
Now, I will say that sometimes when they won't hit the color I'm using I will change colors. Sometimes they will hit it, but I think it's just being a "different" color that matters.
The bigger issue is SIZE or profile. Sometimes they do prefer a bigger or smaller jig. I usually have different colors and sizes tied on 2-4 rods. If I'm convinced it's a big fish, I'll try everything I've got to get them to bite. Truth is, it seldom matters.
Hope that helps.



I disagree on the color as I to have had the live scope for close to a year now and I still have to figure out how they want it far as presentation and color at times. The last time I was out they wouldn't hit what they normally hit and I went through my tackle box till I found it. It was a color I normally don't use. Also I have been on a pile catching and bam they lock jaw and I switch around colors and sometimes the ugliest color in the box and they go to hitting it like wild fire .So i have to dis agree as color is very important at times.

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Originally Posted by Three Nails Guide
I’m not a big believer in color . I’m a full time guide and most of the time only use two colors all year. White and chartreuse and black and chartreuse. The fish are going to hit the bait or not. That’s why I fish fast and aggressive and stay on the move. A lot of people bring more into fishing than what is needed. Keep it simple and to the point and you will be successful.



I disagree. Please read above.


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Originally Posted by yandeltx
For those of you using the live scope do you find the color of your jigs aren’t as critical if you are dropping the bait on their nose? Just curious.


Color, size and presentation is critical even with live scope in my opinion.

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Originally Posted by Gamblinman
Bait profile is more important than color.

YUP!


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I think color does matter. Clear water will prove this.


That may be the case in really clear water, but 90% of our Texas lakes are stained and murky water compared to other parts of the country.


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I think color does matter. Clear water will prove this.


That may be the case in really clear water, but 90% of our Texas lakes are stained and murky water compared to other parts of the country.


What are you calling clear. I call a glass of water clear and Lake fork isn’t even that clear. Lol. JS


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Most of the time I agree that it doesn't make much difference.
Yesterday I was sitting on fish and pitching a small white and yellow 1/8 oz jig and could not get them to bite. I picked up a different rod with a purple and yellow 1/4 oz jig and caught 3 fish in 3 drops.
I pitched the white jig a couple of more times with no action, put it down and caught couple more back to back with the bigger purple and yellow.
Whether it was size, color or material I can't say but they hammered one and would not even look at the other.

The funny thing also is that I beat them up pretty good the day before on the little 1/8 oz

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