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I’ve been trying to come up with the best dirty water color. Any ideas?  This weeks color test is a Hd craw with green pumpkin top and black bottom and pincers.  I personally think it’s a home run.  Stopped at a random public access and the river is up and muddy but I still caught several including this one 

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I don't think it makes any difference what color you use in muddy water if you're fishing deeper than 3 or 4 feet, since most wavelengths of light are absorbed by the time the light gets to that depth.  I was just talking with a buddy a couple days ago about colors in muddy water, and he swears by a certain color that I promised I wouldn't divulge.  I told him it probably didn't matter, but he said he's proven it to his own satisfaction many times that this color produces better than any other color he's tried.

But there are a LOT of things like this that really are impossible to explain.  Why does one angler catch fish like crazy one day, while his partner using the same baits in the same manner doesn't catch much?  Why does pumpkin with green flakes produce one day and pumpkin with red flakes doesn't?  I try not to get bogged down in things like that, I just pick a color that turns ME on, and use it all day without worrying about whether some other color is going to catch more fish.  I have a few "rules" that I go by when choosing the colors for the day.  One, in clear water I want lures that blend into the background, in murky water I prefer colors that stand out against the background.  In low light conditions I go darker in surface or near surface lures.  In very murky water, I want contrast, like a lure that's got both very light and very dark colors on it.  In typical water conditions, if I'm fishing something on the bottom, I want it to be as close as possible to the color of the bottom of the river.

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19 hours ago, Al Agnew said:

I don't think it makes any difference what color you use in muddy water if you're fishing deeper than 3 or 4 feet, since most wavelengths of light are absorbed by the time the light gets to that depth.  I was just talking with a buddy a couple days ago about colors in muddy water, and he swears by a certain color that I promised I wouldn't divulge.  I told him it probably didn't matter, but he said he's proven it to his own satisfaction many times that this color produces better than any other color he's tried.

But there are a LOT of things like this that really are impossible to explain.  Why does one angler catch fish like crazy one day, while his partner using the same baits in the same manner doesn't catch much?  Why does pumpkin with green flakes produce one day and pumpkin with red flakes doesn't?  I try not to get bogged down in things like that, I just pick a color that turns ME on, and use it all day without worrying about whether some other color is going to catch more fish.  I have a few "rules" that I go by when choosing the colors for the day.  One, in clear water I want lures that blend into the background, in murky water I prefer colors that stand out against the background.  In low light conditions I go darker in surface or near surface lures.  In very murky water, I want contrast, like a lure that's got both very light and very dark colors on it.  In typical water conditions, if I'm fishing something on the bottom, I want it to be as close as possible to the color of the bottom of the river.

I agree, but I want you to take some of this new color to try.  Our next outing we will try em. 

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