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Cloudy day crappie


Dutch

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I really don't know much about them but with no wind to speak of I have taken whites off the plate for tomorrow.

On cloudy days should one go to dark colors?  If so what might be considered a good choice to start the day?

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I had good luck with Bobby garlands in the blue thunder(lam) color in the original baby shad a couple of weeks ago when it was cloudy gray overcast.  Just went down to the brush and reeled up very slow and they were hitting them pretty good for a bit

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I was catching them like crazy on Pomme a week ago, it was cloudy and they were hammering a bobby garland baby shad in blue ice. That is go-to color in all conditions unless the water is muddy.

I have read that dark colors are better for cloudy days. If the sun is not shining reflective or flashy colors are of little benefit, a darker tone provides a better silhouette that makes it more visible.

-Austin

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Well I have both light and dark colored do-nothins and stingers.  I'll give them a shot as well as lighter colors and see if I can get some eaters.

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They were not very cooperative today.  Only managed 12, 1 walleye and some white bass.  They bit on several colors light dark and medium colored plastics.  Most were 25-30' deep.

 

It must have been a tough day as the rouark lot was empty when I left.  I think that was a first for me.

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The crappie I was catching on Pomme (until the time changed) were not particular in the least about color, and some hit hard and some yiu didn't even see the line tic, just stopped dropping too soon.  The whites were more choosy about color/bait than the crappie were.

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2 hours ago, Dutch said:

They were not very cooperative today.  Only managed 12, 1 walleye and some white bass.  They bit on several colors light dark and medium colored plastics.  Most were 25-30' deep.

 

It must have been a tough day as the rouark lot was empty when I left.  I think that was a first for me.

I went out for a couple hours tonight too, shoulda sat in the deer stand instead.

All I can say is that 2018 has been a lousy year overall, the spawn lasted about a week, the summer was long and tough, and fall has just been cold front after cold front. 

I think the water temp has dropped almost 30 degrees in about a month.

I did manage one good fish on a brush pile, at least I didn't get skunked.

-Austin

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Hmm, for me it was almost opposite.  No argument the spawn happened fast and the quick change to hot weather put an end to my fishing.  Summertime I don't fish during hot season anymore, cant take it.  But while it lasted the spawn bite was incredible, fall bite for me was almost as good.  Winter will be good to for the ones who brave it.  I will say the walleye fishing for me was almost a bust though.  Except for walleye my fishing is mostly on Pomme.

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