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First post here, thanks for the great forum.

Ive been fishing all my life but I've decided this season to concentratre solely on big bluegills, with artificials as primary. There is a ton of good informtion here and Im busy reading what you folks have to say.

But I confess to remaining confused on color selection for bluegill lures. I live in South Carolina and most of the water here is either stained from tannic acid or turbid, like that seen in farm ponds or large impoundments. Less often do you find what might be called clear waters...

 

So my question drives to each of these conditions. What are the best lure color choices for each of these water types:

1. Stained

2. Turbid

3. Clear

 

And if you were to pick the FIVE top colors, the one you wouldn't be without - which would those be?

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This appeared here on BBG, from another thread "Deep Water October Gills"...

 

" The only time we could get bites was when the breeze was very slight or calm and we let the jig go to the bottom and twitching it slowly along the bottom…. 30-40 ft. of water. Roland was doing the best with his FLUORESCENT ORANGE jig compared to my PINK one. As soon as I switched to the same color I caught up quickly.

Don't be afraid to work the bottom slowly with a jig, you might get surprised."

 

A couple things pop up here:

1. Deeper water and reduced visibility go hand in hand. Bright, attracting colors help under those conditions.

2. You need a wide variety of colors available.

3. BBG's are fish of the deeper waters, as water temps cool.

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