Black topwaters?

Is there any other species?
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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby Tokugawa » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:35 am

Legal_Bass wrote:You mean this one? Called "Aurora Full Black," looks awesome. Japan has Aurora Full Brown and Green too.


Nice! But not the right color...

:lol:

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby DarkShadow » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:31 am

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.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby mcha16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:45 pm

ive only used a black popper at night, and i didnt even get any hits.
so much for that lucky craft g-splash..

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby panda_slicks86 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:45 pm

i fish cachuma where its pretty clear unless the winds kickin ........ hard lake to fish

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby Bass Junkie » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:16 pm

You can get the MS Black color stateside on a couple of Lucky Crafts, including the Sammy and Live Sammy, Kelly J prop bait, T-Splash, G-Splash, and Gunfish...

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby mikezho » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:17 pm

Just bought a aurora black sammy85.
Wait the ice out and give it a try.

Legal_Bass wrote:
Bryanp292 wrote:
Tokugawa wrote:
Legal_Bass wrote: (BTW I looooooove the Lucky Craft MS Black color with those scales, awesome).


There's a better color...but you can't get it stateside and it is hard to find. ;)


Ok, you've peaked my interest. Is there somewhere I can look this up at?


You mean this one? Called "Aurora Full Black," looks awesome. Japan has Aurora Full Brown and Green too. Image

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby panda_slicks86 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:43 pm

mmmmmm tasty lure dont have much luck jerkin tho.. like the color way.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby db220 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:35 am

This post really got me thinking. Out on the California Delta 90% of the guys are throwing the same shad pattern rip baits, shad and craw crankbaits, etc. Now you could argue that they are just matching the hatch and those baits produce consistently (and they do), but there are days when I can't buy a bite out there and maybe giving giving them a look at something different would pay off. Anyway as the op said there aren't many choices in a blacl topwater, but I just ordered a couple of super spooks in black and will try them next time.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby yosemite17 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:33 pm

Anyone in northern California interested in an experiment I have put together 2 large trays 1 all black 1 all white. So who wants to go fish them? I'm in Grass Valley just north of Sacramento.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby Finnz922 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:04 pm

Tokugawa wrote:
Legal_Bass wrote:You mean this one? Called "Aurora Full Black," looks awesome. Japan has Aurora Full Brown and Green too.


Nice! But not the right color...

:lol:


Such a tease Tok. C'mon give up the secret color.

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby Bassfever » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:10 am

Mattman wrote:
Legal_Bass wrote:So why do we hardly ever use black with other topwaters, other than maybe at night?


Speak for yourself.



Legal_Bass wrote:I know most manufacturers offer black as a color, but how often do we fish it during daylight hours? .


Constantly



:-$ :whistle:

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby Bassfever » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:16 am

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.


Exactly. Unless a person is fishing really slow or with finicky fish, I feel that it's the shade that matters and not the color so much.

panda_slicks86 wrote:i fish cachuma where its pretty clear unless the winds kickin ........ hard lake to fish


Hard lake to fish? You think? Where do you live? That's where i fish ;)

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby joejoe83 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:14 pm

Finnz922 wrote:
Tokugawa wrote:
Legal_Bass wrote:You mean this one? Called "Aurora Full Black," looks awesome. Japan has Aurora Full Brown and Green too.


Nice! But not the right color...

:lol:


Such a tease Tok. C'mon give up the secret color.


X2!.......pretty please.....

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby panda_slicks86 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:12 pm

Hard lake to fish? You think? Where do you live? That's where i fish ;)[/quote]

ya she's a tough one..... i usually fish from a yak or use the shore.
i live in buellton .

whats productive for you out there?

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Re: Black topwaters?

Postby billheng » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:11 am

you guys have just convinced me to get a black TW. I've never tried that before though.. :lol:


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