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#1 AaronM


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Posted 01 July 2005 - 07:21 AM


I just made my first five lures! This is great fun! I think I am an addict! My first one was a complete disaster. My next four were a lot better. I tried one with a photo-finish...it is freakin' awesome!!! I can't wait to fish with it.

My main question is about Bass lures. What design and paint scheme work best for catching bass in murky waters (2'-8' depth). I would love to catch a nice bass on a home-made lure! My friend thinks that I am crazy, but I want to prove him wrong! I plan on going fishing on Saturday. Hopefully I will catch my first fish on my own lure!

Have a great day!

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 09:50 AM

Aaron M,

Congratulations on completing your first five lures!!! YOu are now an official Addict!! LOL!!!

As far as what bass lures are good for murky waters, well you could try painting some in a shad pattern (i.e., black on top white on the bottom) or white body with red head. There are many paint schemes to use in murky waters. Best thing to do is match the hatch. Look at what type of things the bass are feeding at in the local lake and try and match that.



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Posted 01 July 2005 - 12:53 PM

Chartreuse has always been a great murky water color for me...Post up some pics in the gallery of your baits!!!!


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Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:11 PM

Chart. like Bassnerd said is a great color for murky water..or you can go the opposite direction,and try Black....your looking for something that stands out in off colored water..Nathan

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 10:20 PM

An effective color around this part of the country for brownish and greenish stained water is "Homer". Bright chartreuse body, Bright green back. I've even had bass hit it in very clear water when tuning cranks.