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lake specific specialty colors... help please

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i need help finding the go to colors for lakes around the state. i figure this is a good place to start some research.

here goes nothin'.

what colors are best on the popular muskie lakes/rivers. what i mean is, if i made a ''st.croix river special'' i'd make it white with oliveblue and orange. or the mississippi, gold and black. forest lake, black/yellow/orange. white bear lake, loon pattern. bald eagle, toss up between white/black pearl or flo yellow/black/flo red/flo orange/flo green/white, i know others but i need help figureing more out. like mille lacs, leech, lotw, gull, crow wing area, vermillion, tonka, etc, etc. i realize color isn't always the most important thing but it's better than just throwing them an epoxy covered stick with hooks grin

thanks for any help.

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I never really believed in these things, but the two I heard when I worked in the area was....

Leech--> Black

Cass--> White

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Mille Lacs- Pink/Pink, Blue/Silver, Cisco, Gray/Silver

White Bear Lake- Chartruese/Black, Orange/Black

French Lake- Pink/Pink, Black/Silver

Bald Eagle- Black/Orange seems to be tops there...

You could also look at Spanky's Baits' HSOforum... seems like he has specific colors for specific lake pack...

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thanks for the input guys. i appreciate it. anyone else willing to share? how about LOTW, or vermilion? bone? tonka?

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Bone would probably be a perch or sucker color pattern if you want to match forage. Black has been my best color there though.

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Black has been my best color there though

lol, my job just get's easier and easier. mille lacs, black, according to a post i did in there. leech, black, i knew that though, just hoped for another one, lol. now bone. really black is great most any place.... whoever said,... ''any style bucktail will work though, as long as it's black'' ... must have been a wise man.

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IME, clear water and the rainbow tinsel in some combination of a lure can be just dynamite.

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Tonka, color doesnt matter, nothing works......had some lazy n low follows on Gray colors if that counts.

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yeah, black is one of those colors that work. and when it's working good someplace it's hard to go to anything else. ever seen a solid jet black super shad rap with shiney red eyes and an off whiteish speckled belly? me niether... grin yet. kinda sounds like a rock bass i caught once.

side note.. as luck would have it my intake sprung a leak on my yukon so i got to bring it in to the shop and stay home all day in this gawd awfull warm house. what a bummer, huh? well tomorrow i'll get cold. i hope grin

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I've caught fish on Tonka with just about any color, but mostly natural colors. Some of my confidence baits just happen to be: black/gold/white(my favorite), black/orange, and perch colors.

However, colors aside, I believe there are much more important factors than colors, such as location, and how you're retrieving a particular lure. For example: a suick retrieved quickly with short snaps is much different than retrieving it slowly, with long pulls and pauses. I believe this is much more important than color, but that's just my opinion.

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