Hey, tex, ya can't go wrong with the rattltrap. I have had good luck on the shad colors and the craw colors, esp. in the springtime over grass. Chrome/blue, crawdad, and rayburn red are really good colors to have.In my limited experience, the craw colors seem to work better in stained water. The only time I really fish these lures is in prespawn, between my jig phase and fluke phase. I am sure they are effective more times than that, but these are the only times I have dedicated myself to throwing them.