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Okay, can anyone tell me what bait BEST imitates, COLOR WISE, a Blue Herring here on Clarks Hill? I don't care if it is a top-water, crank bait or even plastic.

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hmm Im not 100% sure but a lot of my buddies who fish Clarks Hill tend to use a lot of the blue and white Rapala Shad Raps with great success. What you can probably do is go to a local bait shop. I am 99% positive they will be selling live herring. You will probably have to buy a dozen, but I cant think of a better way to see its exact coloration. I am betting that the company with the colors closest to the real deal is going to Lucky Craft.
 

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I have access to live herring. What I am looking for is an artificial bait/baits that mimic the color effectively.

Thanks!

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Another great bait on Clarks Hill is the clear Zara Spooks... or any of the clear stick baits like the Zara... Sammies etc...

Clear is also killer on Lake Murray.

oh and the blue and silver super flukes too. Ive torn em up on Clarks Hill with those.

If im not mistaken, shad are also very prevalent on Clarks Hill.
 

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The Fishing Coach said:
I have access to live herring.  What I am looking for is an artificial bait/baits that mimic the color effectively.

Thanks!

cbs
Definitely check out Lucky Craft then. Their scale patterns, colors and reflectiveness are VERY hard to beat. Well worth the money.
 
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Don't forget about the Smithwick jerkbaits. Get the colors matched up to the colors of the herring, and you are on your way.

Also, if the fish are in a finicky mood, there is a blue color trick worm that Zoom produces in both the flukes and the trick worms, that would be a GREAT color. Just throw it weightless and it should pick up a few fish.

Don't forget about buzzbaits in white and greyish. Small spinnerbaits could do the same. Spoons. Etc., etc., etc., ;)
 

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nwgabassmaster said:
Also, if the fish are in a finicky mood, there is a blue color trick worm that Zoom produces in both the flukes and the trick worms, that would be a GREAT color.  Just throw it weightless and it should pick up a few fish.
Some great ideas idea from all you thanks. What does Zoom call that color?

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The color that I am speaking of is "Blue Glimmer". It's a great color, and last year, it accounted for several bass that a friend and I caught on a point that extended out into the water about 10 ft., and was surrounded by deeper water. They would push the shad up to the top of the point, in the shallows, and would have a feast on them.

We would throw it out, weightless, and either twitch it back, or we would let it sink to the bottom, and we would sweep it back to the shore.

Hope that this helps ya.
 
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