Wisconsin River muskie colors?
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:10 PM
I'm painting up some lures for a buddy of mine who fishes for muskies on the Wisconsin River. What colors are best for up there?
Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:10 PM
Can't go wrong with black and orange. I fish around Lake DuBay and all the fish I've raised have been on either of those colors. Of course I'm sure it has a lot to do with confidence. I'm don't know how well fish can see in root beer colored water.
Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:04 PM
pearl copper and yellow. trust me i have sent a few that way, good results
Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:17 PM
Time of year water clarity all play factors in color choice . Ive never fished there but I like to go a natural color scheme in clear water.
Posted 14 February 2009 - 12:22 AM
I've had great success with orange tiger in that water color. Firetiger or other bright colrs would be my second choice. Pearl copper and yellow sounds interesting, I might have to try shooting that. Thanks for the tip Woodie:yay:
Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:54 AM
we do that color called ottawa sucker. its great in tea colored waters. copper pearl. fire tiger bars. yellow sides with scale overlay, white belly and yellow eyesets. red on throat and butthole. i have pics if needed. pm i can send you a color sheet. i need an e-mail addy.
Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:29 AM
Tea colored water?
Got to be talking the Big O
Walleye colors have put a 47 in my boat.
Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:19 AM
Fished the Wisconsin River for 30 years from the Mississippi to as far north as Wisconsin Rapids. Not a muskie fisherman I fish for smallies and walleye. This river is full of shad and all the breeds of suckers. The minnows in this river range in some pretty wild colors and I do have a friend that fishes musky and says he does well on white and the sexy shad color pattern. Here is a website you can view all of the baitfish in Wisconsin. I download alot from here for my bait stencils. List of Wisconsin fishes
Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:45 PM
Thanks for the help guys. Time to go mix some paint!
Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:59 PM
What is the water clarity on that river? My guess from the other post its a stained or darker water by the lean torwards orange and the hotter colors.
being from the southern musky range Ive never fished on that body of water.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:53 AM
I'm going to go with a couple of natural patterns: a carp and ottawa sucker (came from woodieb8:yay:).
However, I also have a special place in my heart for bright colors so I'll probably do a firetiger or orange tiger as well.
Pearl copper and yellow sounds good. I've done several bass baits in those colors and the bass obsolutely hammer them!
Thanks again for all of the help guys,
Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:02 PM
jeremy. that ottawa sucker pattern can be painted with any belly color. my favorite is wh/belly. we do hope those color sheets help you out.