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Just curious if any of yall have any success useing pumpkin seed color in ' semi clear water ' ? ( about 2 foot of visability )

I was going through my ' boxes ' yesterday ( to see what else I would take for Saturday ) and ran across some pumpkin seed colored Alluring Senkos. Got me to thinking of how many people that probably dont use this color around here. ( mostly use a watermellon varient for semi clear water ) So, got me to thinking the fish probably havent seen this color much either.

I wished I would of found them earlier while pre-fishing , but seeing as I didnt , I would like yalls imput.

Right now, the 2 colors that have produced are watermellon/red and in the stained parts Junebug. So you know I will be useing those 2 for sure. BUT,always looking for something that will help me out even more.
 
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Does this color work? You bet. Does it work in Florida? Not sure, never have tried. In Texas however, it was very productive. I guess I have gotten used to black and blue too much. Now if you ask me what is my favorite color here in Florida it would be black and blue. Those Alluring senko's in black and blue laminate are hard to top. I have tried Junebug and personally I like the black and blue laminate over the Junebug anyday.

Another good color combo i have used is on the Bass Assassin worms and it is Junebug with a blue tail. They are sold at Wal Mart and are a killer. If you have never tried that give it a shot.

Good luck if you try the Pumpkin color. I used to dip the tail into Spike it and dye it Chartreuse.
 

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Pumpkin is basically Cinnamon or amber depending on what era and region your are in. Cinnamon is a very good base color everywhere. I prefer purple or blue neon accents or blood lines and black flake with Cinnamon soft plastics. Yamamoto makes a Cinnamon black/purple #221 and 2 tone #541 that should work. You also might want to locate Yamaoto 5" twin tail hula grub in Cinnamon with black/purple flake, color#221 and slip shot or C-rig on 24" leader or spider jig. Although I do not recommend new presentations during a tournament.

Look at the color in the water about a foot down, if you can see it, it should work OK. I would suggest a contrast of colors and prefer purple tones as base color in off color water.
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Thanks for yall imput. :)

I have a rod rigged for the Pumpkin-seed ( wacky rigged with a circle hook). Now if I use it or not will depend on Saturday and how im doing and what areas im in.

I mainly plan on Carolina Rigging for most of the day in the areas I have found if no one beats me to them.

Ive had NO luck with top waters, but plan on down sizing and try for a little while in the morning. I want to start with a spitter then maybe a baby torpedo. Ive had no luck with a devils horse , sammy or spook jr.
 

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I realize you already know what I have to say below, but some readers might need the extra facts in this post.

When bass are feeding over green plants I use watermelon variants mostly, but when bare-bottom crawling a worm I switch to the earth colors like pumpkin to more closely match crawfish and/or bottom colors. Check the livewell often to observe any meals chucked up by your bass, then lock in on those colors. I like fishing something they are already looking for. Bass find the camo baits by seeing the motion and hearing and feeling through the lateral lines.

2 feet of visibility ought to be good enough for pumpkin, especially if using small profile tungsten sinkers that let bass hear the rig easier until they can see it. I prefer to camouflage my worms to make it more natural, matching the environment, except in very low visibility water. Then I go to contrasting colors like black/blue, black/chartreuse, purple/chartreuse, etc.

I'm really happy with the variety of dye colors these days. Try using a cotton swab (Q-tip best, keeps a tight shape) to dab rows of chartreuse, orange, black, blue, green or red spots down each side of that pumpkinseed worm. That makes yours unique, something few bass have seen. I also sometimes slide a pumpkinseed or wild contrasting colored jig skirt to the middle of a Texas rigged worm (if thick enough) to simulate crawfish legs, then split the tail to make pinchers.

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Yep, like most replies, pumpkin seed is a great color if not one of the best in Texas for clear water as well as semi clear water. I use that color and watermelon.
 
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