Black topwaters?

Is there any other species?
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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby BucketHunter » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:08 pm

DarkShadow wrote:
panda_slicks86 wrote:just remember fishing lures are designed first and foremost to catch a fisherman its second job is hopefully catch fish and as far as color go's i pretty much just stick to certain 4-5 colors at most, for everything... plastics / cranks / topwater ect....... action trumps color 90% of the time on most waters. just my opinion tho.... guess i dont want to be stuck with bait colors that dont produce.


Very insightful.

In gin clear water like I'm used to fishing, a black topwater bait during the day would produce a very awkward silhouette, IMHO.

There is an idea out there that a black topwater actually produces a smaller, tighter silhouette, or maybe more accurately a true outline of the size of the bait. Supposedly useful for smallies that may be a little bit size shy from time to time. It gives them a comfortable read on the size of the bait, and if it's the right size they are more willing to inspect it rather than just shy away from the vague commotion that lighter topwaters can make. I don't know if its true at all...

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby goldrod » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:48 pm

was it not baitfish silver? @ the lucky craft bait?

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby DE_Bass_Enthusiast » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:12 pm

Personally I have only had great success with black topwaters AT night. I have thrown black frogs and buzzbaits during the day but I find best results with either a natural color (bullfrog/watermelon red) or white.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby jbassc » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:22 pm

I love my black spook when i fish at night.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby Nrowden27 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:34 am

I use black buzzbaits, black whopper ploppers, and black zoom horny toads. Black is the go to on cloudy days.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby Cracker » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:19 pm

Black always works - sunny, cloudy, night.
This is my first go to color when I picking a new topwater lure.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby toddmc » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:51 am

I spend way too much time night fishing (according to my wife only)!. I always have a black buzzbait handy. I've painted just about every hard topwater bait that doesn't already come in black. I frequently throw black on cloudy days also. I keep a bottle of black nail polish in the boat for emergencies, or if I feel like hitting a goth club after the lake.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby DirtyD64 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:09 pm

My dad always taught me to buy either solid white or solid black topwaters. He doesn't fish all the time, but said that is all they used in south Arkansas and did fine. A black popper has been his standard bait since I can ever remember. Neither of us fish topwater much though, but I have had luck a few times with the Black Dog Strike King Sexy Dawg Jr. Also like the River2Sea Rover in their black pattern too...

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby mark poulson » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:50 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:My dad always taught me to buy either solid white or solid black topwaters. He doesn't fish all the time, but said that is all they used in south Arkansas and did fine. A black popper has been his standard bait since I can ever remember. Neither of us fish topwater much though, but I have had luck a few times with the Black Dog Strike King Sexy Dawg Jr. Also like the River2Sea Rover in their black pattern too...


I also like black and white top waters.
But, on gin clear lakes, I also like a transparent lure with just hints of baitfish colors, so the bass don't get a really good look at the bait, but know something interesting is up there.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby mhood » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:19 pm

When I was a kid, a gr8 fisherman (We'll call him my fishing guru) once offered me any jitterbug in his tackle box...Since they were all black, I chose a black one. :big grin:
ORANGE Reels Rule!!!
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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby hungry_cow » Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 pm

All my topwaters in all types are either black or white. Black when its overcast or low light and white when the suns out or when they aren't hitting black when its overcast.


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