How to Choose Crankbait Colors for Spring Bass Fishing

I get asked all the time about crankbait colors.
When do I throw this color? What’s the bestcolor? Well with the Original Little John
we make about 12-15 colors that are all fordifferent situations. There’s not one color
that works all the time. We have natural colorslike the Shad Colors. Then we have the crawfish
colors, we have the reds like this one isa type of a red type crawfish color. Then
we’ve got the brighter colors like the ChartreuseBlack Back. So you really need to have a
little bit of everything because when you’rein the stained water in the summertime or
the fall I really like Citrus Shad or a ChartreuseBlack Back because those colors work real well.
But if I’m fishing in the summertime or thefall and I’m getting around a lot of baitfish
with the water clearing up a little bit, I’mgoing to go with more of like a Cell Mate
color more of a natural looking white shadbait maybe Nasty Shad. Then if the water clears
up even a little bit more I may go tolike a Spooky Nasty or something with a little
translucence to it that helps break up theoutline of that crankbait and the fish get
em’ a lot better when you do that. In thespringtime I really like colors with some
red in them. Whether it’s this color the BloodCraw or a Spring Craw, which is more of a
yellow color with a reddish brown back. Somethingwith yellow and red in it seem to do real
well in the springtime. Also the old ChartreuseBlack Back can be good in the spring as well.
General rules to think about when you’re crankbaitcrankbait fishing and color selection is as long as
you’ve got the right action, the color iswhat helps you dial it in and make those fish
eat it real good.

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