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bucketmouth64

color patterns

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What color is Ayu supposed to represent? I saw it on a castaic swim bait and then watching a fishing show I saw that name again.

Also, what is your best shad/minnow color to use around here? Gizzard, Tennessee, green. I have not had good luck with any shad color bait so I am wondering if I'm getting the wrong color patterns.

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I googled it (AYU) and it seems to be a japanees smelt.

You have to remember, there are no Shad in MN (that I know of).

As far as natural "Minnow" patterns I like golden shiner, emerald shiner, rainbow, and perch.

But clown patterns, blues, and purples work best for me.

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there's TONS of shad in MN. they're stacked thick in the MN and Miss Rivers

the color doesn't matter nearly as much as presentation - where, how and when

i can't believe you haven't gotten anything with shad color, they've always produced very well for me

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there's TONS of shad in MN. they're stacked thick in the MN and Miss Rivers

I stand corected.

I have never had the chance to fish the Miss, or the Minnesota, so like I said, "that I know of".

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There is gizzard shad in Madison Lake in Blue Earth Cty. (I think all the fish in this lake taste a little off. Of course I C&R bass, but the walleyes and crappies get released because I don't care for them out of this lake. It may have something to do with the shad forage.)

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I've had really good sucess with the tennessee shad color the lakes i've fished last year loved that color.

The color that i'm always wondering about is red? i got a free laser lure in the red color but i've never used anything red so i wouldn't know when to throw this thing. been sitting in the box, anyone catch fish on red?

but i guess you could say color is also a confident thing also, i see myself throwing and buying em' in colors that i know produce for me but may not others and vice versa.

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