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Message Subject: muddy water tactics
wvhillbillyjlm
Posted 4/26/2011 8:50 PM (#495343)
Subject: muddy water tactics





Posts: 265


Location: WV
If you had to fish a lake with muddy water, what would be your favorite tactics?

Thanks
Asandir
Posted 4/26/2011 8:58 PM (#495344 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: RE: muddy water tactics




Posts: 24


Topwater baits, bulged bucktails or something to bump structure.

Don't think matters what to throw as fish will find the bait, just for my confidence I would throw those. Topewater and bucktails to see a follow, and bumping structure is a trigger anyway but would make me feel better in the muddy water.
Jimbofish
Posted 4/26/2011 9:02 PM (#495346 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics




Posts: 2


Big spinnerbait, big bucktail, orange and chart colors.
www.jimstroedefishing.com

Edited by Jimbofish 4/26/2011 9:04 PM
leech lake strain
Posted 4/26/2011 9:22 PM (#495349 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics




Posts: 482


something that puts out vibration and sound, in my experience color in murky water is less important than the sound and vibes. Some lakes I fish golden shiners are a huge food source and they are the same color as the water!
ToddM
Posted 4/26/2011 9:30 PM (#495352 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics





Posts: 9356


Location: oswego, il
Same here, i would still try and find clearer water if you could but spinnerbaits would be the way to go.
WvRiverMusky
Posted 4/26/2011 9:33 PM (#495356 - in reply to #495352)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics




Posts: 117


Location: WV
i would stick to the muddy water and throw some spinnerbaits and crane baits.
sworrall
Posted 4/26/2011 10:07 PM (#495368 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics





Location: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Muddy water can be good.

Try very shallow. If you are talking this time of year, VERY shallow. If the water is stirred up all year, the inside of the weedlines can be as good as the outside edges in clearer water. Employ the light day, light color, dark day, dark color lure axiom. If there's rocks and wind, get shallow there too.
Ben Olsen
Posted 4/26/2011 10:28 PM (#495375 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics




Posts: 228


I'd ask Steve Genson!! Very muddy water=very shallow+very loud. Larry D says "Fish live in a world wired for sound not sight"
Esox-Hunter
Posted 4/26/2011 10:59 PM (#495382 - in reply to #495375)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics





Posts: 765


Location: South East Wisconsin
Jointed believer.
JKahler
Posted 4/27/2011 12:24 AM (#495394 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics




Posts: 1202


Location: WI
Big, loud, and bright colored lures. Topwater, cranks, whatever as long as it is at least 2 of those 3.
Almost-B-Good
Posted 4/27/2011 12:48 PM (#495480 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: RE: muddy water tactics




Posts: 433


Location: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Depends on whether muddy is normal or abnormal conditions.

If it was normal I'd use the biggest thumping blades I could find in the hottest colors, or jointed cranks with loud rattles.

If it was abnormal I'd use live bait shallow out of any current or wind.
Pete Stoltman
Posted 4/27/2011 11:14 PM (#495604 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics




Posts: 600


For Muddy Waters you gotta get your Mojo Workin'....sorry sometimes I can't help myself.
Mikes Extreme
Posted 4/29/2011 10:07 PM (#496018 - in reply to #495375)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics





Posts: 2667


Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Just fish it like normal. Muddy water is not a problem for the fish to eat.

Shallow warm water will get you the most action. Don't let the conditions get you out of your game. Just fish it.

I have caught fish on gliders in coffee colored water where I couldn't even see my bait while figure 8 ing. Best part of muddy water is the fish will not see your boat like they can in clear water.

Big rubber baits displacing water, rattle baits, big spinners can call in fish from a further distance. I like to start out with my regular baits and then go louder and bigger if they don't produce. Most of the time the normal hot baits will produce. You just have to put the baits where the fish are. Big loud baits are hard to use in very skinny water.
Cowboyhannah
Posted 4/30/2011 1:36 PM (#496078 - in reply to #495343)
Subject: Re: muddy water tactics





Posts: 1294


Location: Kronenwetter, WI
Depends who you talk to...everyone tries to fins rules to fish by....usually there are none that are hard and fast. Lots of guys say use loud lures in dark water. Some respected guys say, "Using loud baits in dark water is like speaking loudly at a blind person." The idea here being that these fish have more finely developed lateral lines....I've caught them using loud and quiet baits.
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