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Colors for Walleye

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I was reading a recent article in Outdoornews about colors for walleye. The writer stated that the only color one would ever need for walleye fishing would be chartreuse. I was wondering what everyone else's favorite color would be for walleye fishing, no matter presentation, your go-to color.... i would have to say my favorite color for 'eye fishing would be gold

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Gold was the hot ticket for us last weekend at Redwing but over all I tend to start with firetiger it has a little of everything

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on the river i mainly use pink or pink/wht for jigs. on the lake i fish i use light green/chart jigs. i do fish another lake that a red hook on a lindy works better then others. i guess it all depends on what type of water you are fishing.

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Wow, that's a hard one....
If I am fishing rivers or current situations, the best color combo I have found, believe it or not, has been an orange jig head with a purple twister tail. This combo has out performed anything else I have tried.
In lakes, it's hard to beat a crayfish pattern shad rap with blue/white taking a close second.

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I would have to go with three. My favorite is Pink or Pink/White, then it's Green/Chart, and gold are my favorites. I have these same colors in a varity of jigs. When I am pulling spinner rigs I like the gold blade and red hooks it has been the best for me. When ever ice fishing at LOW I stick with glow and gold and that usually works well.

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1st choice is gold.
2nd choice is green or chartruse.
3rd would be orange.

If I could only have one color in my tackle box, it would be gold.

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Chartruese is a good all around color but I would never try to use it all the time. I have two huge jig boxes full of Scenic Tackle jigs. Jigs of every color and size. Many with multi colors, different Glows and some just plain lead. You may "always" get fish with one color but to be consistant under all conditions you better have a good selection. Throw in a variety of plastics and you are ready for a day on the water.

And yes, when if comes to Quality jigs, Scenic Tackle is the way to go, that paint is unbelievable. They also make an Orange jig that big Sauger REALLY like!

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Gold
Green
Blue/White

I have yet to catch a walleye on chartreuse, but I've fished next to guys that smokes walleyes with this color! Must be me...

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It really depends on the body of water, time of year, and conditions. I know i like to use darker colors early in the season on a stained water lake. Doesn't sound like it would be the best color, but black by far out produces everything. I too have found when i use orange that i get a bunch of northerns. Chartruse can be effective at times. I mix it up quiet often. Staying with one color is only keeping fish out of the boat.

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If you use the standard rule of thought with colors it will help a lot. Use dark colors on dark days and lighter colors on brighter day. Now with that said water clarity plays a big part in this.

However for spinners for instance if its bright out, I use gold, silver, chartreuse, white, etc.

On real cloudy days, I am typically fishing with blue, black, purple, glow, orange.

However, if I could only own 4 colors of blades it would be gold, silver, and orange and purple. And if I had only jig color to choose I would choose chartruese.

If you stick with this logic for most applications it will help. Play with different colors of course but this is a good start.

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Crankbaits- 1. shad 2. perch These colors appear to be opposites. On any given lake, one tends to outperform the other.

Plastics- 1. white 2. pumpkin

Jigheads- 1. purple 2. lead

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If i had to choose one color for everything, it would be white. Green would be second, and thirdly, black of all colors. I knew a guy who swore by black jig heads, and i always thought he was nuts, but one day running low, i put one on, and have used them since, it does work,,confidence is the key,,love your lure! good luck,,

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glow is the in thing now. it comes back to the fish getting educated about what they have had. I will start the fishing opener with charteusse, which rarely lets me down, to hammered gold later in the year. follow the hatch, such as minnows to bugs. experiment with different presentations of colors. its like pattering a shotgun, what works best. just don't be consent on one way of thinking, explore other exotic avenues, in other words, find something that works, and stick with it, and record it.

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1)....green....2)...pink....3)...chartreuse....4)...black....5)....red....every time i used orange jigs i got way too many northerns ...as a result i have no orange jigs in my box and i have over 600 jigs....i occasionaly use yellow and white...

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Just goes to show you there are many opinions. I believe it comes down to confidence. The color you have the most confidence in will catch you the most fish. Confidence in a technique,presentation,location,weather pattern, or any other thing is by far the most important ingredient to a successful fishing trip. With that said I have most confidence in a fire-tiger pattern for Jigs and a shad pattern for cranks.

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I believe its all about visibility.WHat can the fish see most clearly without spooking the fish.This changes with water clarity,color,depth,and light conditions.
In turbid waters a high frequency color is most visible.The actual sediment in the water can phisically block visision so you want a color that will really stand out.Yellow/Chartrues or white works best for me.
On dark days fish are concentrating on silloetes(SP) of the baits and dark collors show up better.
At deeper depths colors in the blue spectrum show up better.
Colors in the same general spectrum as the water show up better in stained water.
Its all about how light does or does not show up in certain conditions under the water that makes one color better than the other.Remember that what we see above the water is not what the fish sees below the surface.

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