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    Default Fishing tannin-stained water

    Ok ya'll God-Blessed (compliment) non-color challenged individuals...

    What is your preferred color (in other words, what colors have you caught the most on) for tannin (black) stained waters?

    I have had 0 (zero) luck with shad colors (white, black/white) and little luck with gold (rebel gold minnows, rapala black over gold)....

    I see folks kickin bass'*** with plugs and spinners, but I ain't and don't have much luck.

    In other words, I do not know what is the best color to use...

    Hints..comments are appreciated. This aint like I'm asking fer yer secret planker bait....or what MP is "The hole"....

    so, come off some knowledge, help a brother out....

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    Ya ain't holdin yur tongue right.
    Do your plugs have rattles? When visibility is low, they locate prey by vibration and sound.
    My favorite spinner in any water is chart/white. Don't focus so much on color and focus more on vibration/wiggle/sound and speed.

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    Default It's never clear here

    My favorite lake is always muddy, so I use a white twister tail and have the best luck with it. We catch white bass, sauger, crappie, drum and SMB with it. In the same lake they catch muskie, mostly by accident with bucktails.

    Sometimes I put on a willow blade and rattles are always a good idea.

    My BIL has luck with a pumpkinseed lure thats dark brown with gold flecks in tannin stained water. I'm wanting to get one to try down here.
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    Chartruese,orange,brown,black (artificial worms,crankbaits,and spinnerbaits) have worked for me in Nw river when water was almost black from the tanic stain..

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    Loud snd dark. Kenny, you ever fish that burple gotcha I made for you? Never got a chance to throw mine in low, low light conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdbrand View Post
    Loud snd dark. Kenny, you ever fish that burple gotcha I made for you? Never got a chance to throw mine in low, low light conditions.
    Mine either.. Got to where my favorite color gotcha in any condition is the gold metal body,with red head...

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    Black has always been a favorite for tanic water

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    gold and/or chartreuse has worked for me, as well as dark colors like june bug and black. top water & rattle baits too, and bigger is better.

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    Also use some kind of sent

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    I've had the same problem and was told the color is red in black water. I tried it and it works good in the brackish water in NC. Red NC - Green in VA

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    red/shad, green/shad, purple/shad have all worked for me in the past too.

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    red/shad has worked well for me.. and chartreuse spinners
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    I know red works well in muddy river water.
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    Maybe somebody can answer this. On one page in BPS, you find red cajun line that is invisible in water. Turn the page and buy a plug with bleedin hooks that will draw fish from a mile away. Turn the page again and get a red worm that a fish can find in a coal bin at mid-night. Ain't sayin somebody is blowin smoke up my azz, but when I float an air biscuit, the DEQ arrests me for air pollution smog hazards.

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    LOL! Lures catch more fishermen than they ever do fish.
    Never trust a dead shark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backlashed View Post
    LOL! Lures catch more fishermen than they ever do fish.
    Now, that is a fishing true...Not a lie...the full truth..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Custer View Post
    Now, that is a fishing true...Not a lie...the full truth..
    Yeap,specially fer those that say they're colorbind anywho.....

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