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I'm curious how long will you fish a certain color search bait before you switch? I've never been in this situation before but trying to locate the fish in pre fishing for this weekends tourney has left me empty handed. I don't know if I'm sticking with a search bait too long and not paying enough attention to my situation or what all i know is tommorrow is the last day to pre fish and the score is Dave 0 bass...well they were laughing to hard to give me a definite number. Dave
 

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I do not know if this will help but I usally have my colors picked out.I will switch to a different lure before I will switch colors.Like if I start with a crank then to a spinner bait and o on.I will stck with colors that match the season.cranks(spring is redish)summer(blues and greens)fall(black and silver).That is just a quick look at how I start.
 

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Dave, I am not sure where you are looking but that may be more important that what you are lookin with. Sorry I have seldom fished the River so I can not be much help there. I would backoff and go slower maybe with toss Lews Craw (Black/Blue) on a 1/8oz Jig head. Toss it out towards the shallows and work it slow back to the first breakline. If that does not work move in close and flip that same craw around shallow cover.

I have heard that a chatterbait works fairly well in a white with a black trailer. I have a friend that has been using the tail off a swim senko. Give those a try and let me know! Good Luck
 

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Thanks for your input guys. Im gonna play it by ear and make it work. I think with the water being in a funk everybodys gonna have a hard time. The game plan for tommorow is looking like a red lipless and a 1\2 oz monkeyshine willow spinner maybe a buzz bait, like i said gonna just go with the flow and let em tell me what they want. Thanks again. Dave
 
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Hang in there Dave. Your going to do just fine. The last three or four fishing trips I haven't caught a thing. The key is to not let it get to you. Make yourself mentally ready for the trip.
 

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I usually have many different rods out. If I know its a senko bite, or worm, I will rig a few different rods with different colors, and if one doesnt work, I will toss another out for 20 min, and I will keep doing that. Once I get a bite, I will stick with it, but will keep an eye on time to make another switch. Alot of colors depend on water clarity or sunlight, or vegitation. A General Color is always good to try first, such as a watermelon senko, shad crank, chartroose or firetiger spinnerbait. Once you get a bite on a bait, examine it, and see if there is any secret areas to it. Such as a chart spinnerbait has a little red in it. Try a More red colored one, and sometimes that works. Notice small things, to make big changes.
 
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Dave, TCB mentioned the river is that true? I assume the St. John's. I have fished the river quit a bit but mostly up north around Jacksonville. I have fished some way down here near the headwaters in lakes Helen Blazes and Saw Grass. Here is what I have found to be consistent. Junebug or black and blue senko types.

Dave, this time of year that is what I would throw 80% of the time. Other baits are junebug blue tail worms texas rigged. They are awesome also. Red shad is good as well. Basically stick with dark colors as the water in the river is dingy.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the red traps are going to start dying off because that is more of a winter/spring thing. I would start going to gold's or chartreuses in the river. Gold on sunny days and Chartreuse on cloudy dark days.

But if you want the best action find some boat docks and fish the stik baits like senko's around them. If any grass is near the boat docks all the better. Not sure if you will be in an area with boat docks but if so, move in close and fish all of the posts all the wat to the back. Fish get in real shallow water in the river.

Check the tides and fish as far back as you can on the incoming tide. Then as the water starts to recede on the outgoing fall back slowly and fish the outer areas like the edges of the boat docks or lilly pad clumps. Any laydown trees or such toss a senko at them all. Fish really lock onto those.

Good luck to you and let us know how you do.
 
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