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PapaBear1975
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09/05/2017 07:27PM
I'm making some last minute purchases before I head up in a week or so. Which color Gulp Minnows should I pick up? I usually use the 3" emerald shiner minnows here at home for crappies and walleyes-sometimes they out-fish the real deal, haha. My other option I was looking at was the smelt color. Probably looking at 4" minnows for the walleyes with a jighead.
 
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09/05/2017 11:47PM
The color of my plastic trailer for jigging walleyes depends on the color of the water that I am fishing.

The old saying of "bright colors" in DARK water and "natural colors" in CLEAR water is very accurate and generally works well for me.

For clear water ... gulp 3 and 4 inch minnows in smelt, black shad and emerald shiner
For darker stained water ... gulp 3 and 4 inch minnows in watermelon pearl, chartreuse shad, fire tiger, pink shine , Luma GLOW

I prefer 4 inch later in the summer and fall for walleye. But 3 inch is a good all around length. Probably want to down size to 2 1/2 inch for crappies.

I also wouldn't limit myself to just using GULP minnows. I would also bring twister tails/grubs ... I like Kalins and Powerbait brands. A chartreuse jig with a white twister tail is my all-time favorite. But, I also like a purple/chartreuse tail ringworm or 4 inch Moxi in chartreuse/orange core.


I prefer stained water to fishing clear water. I can fish for walleye all day in stained water and consistently catch fish. Clear water usually has an early morning or close to dark and late night bite.

Sorry Papabear1975 ... I am an avid walleye fisherman and I can get carried away with talking walleye presentations. Hope you do well up north.

Berkley Gulp Alive Minnow

Moxi Authentix Plastic
PapaBear1975
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09/06/2017 07:46PM
quote Wally13: "The color of my plastic trailer for jigging walleyes depends on the color of the water that I am fishing.


The old saying of "bright colors" in DARK water and "natural colors" in CLEAR water is very accurate and generally works well for me.


For clear water ... gulp 3 and 4 inch minnows in smelt, black shad and emerald shiner
For darker stained water ... gulp 3 and 4 inch minnows in watermelon pearl, chartreuse shad, fire tiger, pink shine , Luma GLOW


I prefer 4 inch later in the summer and fall for walleye. But 3 inch is a good all around length. Probably want to down size to 2 1/2 inch for crappies.


I also wouldn't limit myself to just using GULP minnows. I would also bring twister tails/grubs ... I like Kalins and Powerbait brands. A chartreuse jig with a white twister tail is my all-time favorite. But, I also like a purple/chartreuse tail ringworm or 4 inch Moxi in chartreuse/orange core.



I prefer stained water to fishing clear water. I can fish for walleye all day in stained water and consistently catch fish. Clear water usually has an early morning or close to dark and late night bite.


Sorry Papabear1975 ... I am an avid walleye fisherman and I can get carried away with talking walleye presentations. Hope you do well up north.


Berkley Gulp Alive Minnow


Moxi Authentix Plastic "


Thanks!
I already have a bag of firetiger Gulp minnows and an arsenal of twistertails. I will definitely have to check out the Moxi plastics!
mastertangler
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09/07/2017 07:00AM
I have been using black with good results. It also seems, to me at least, that your sizes are better suited towards spring. Give me a fat kalins 6" mugombo grub or even the 8" octo variety. Everything is bigger in the fall......baitfish and fry have largely grown up and fish are geared towards eating larger prey imo.

Of course the trade off is heavier jig heads and corresponding thicker hooks which will mean slightly heavier line. In crystal clear water that may be a turn off.......or maybe not. If they have the feedbag out the right size bait may be key.
old_salt
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09/07/2017 09:19AM
Ask the fish which colors they want. Wally 13 has great advice. Bring a variety of colors in 4-6" sizes.
lyontyl
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09/08/2017 10:01AM
I always thought that mindset was dark colors in dark water or cloudy days? I always thought bright colors and natural colors in clear water or clear skies?
Birdknowsbest
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09/09/2017 08:34PM
quote Wally13: "The color of my plastic trailer for jigging walleyes depends on the color of the water that I am fishing.


The old saying of "bright colors" in DARK water and "natural colors" in CLEAR water is very accurate and generally works well for me.


For clear water ... gulp 3 and 4 inch minnows in smelt, black shad and emerald shiner
For darker stained water ... gulp 3 and 4 inch minnows in watermelon pearl, chartreuse shad, fire tiger, pink shine , Luma GLOW


I prefer 4 inch later in the summer and fall for walleye. But 3 inch is a good all around length. Probably want to down size to 2 1/2 inch for crappies.


I also wouldn't limit myself to just using GULP minnows. I would also bring twister tails/grubs ... I like Kalins and Powerbait brands. A chartreuse jig with a white twister tail is my all-time favorite. But, I also like a purple/chartreuse tail ringworm or 4 inch Moxi in chartreuse/orange core.



I prefer stained water to fishing clear water. I can fish for walleye all day in stained water and consistently catch fish. Clear water usually has an early morning or close to dark and late night bite.


Sorry Papabear1975 ... I am an avid walleye fisherman and I can get carried away with talking walleye presentations. Hope you do well up north.


Berkley Gulp Alive Minnow


Moxi Authentix Plastic "


What kind of jig head do you use with the moxi's?
09/09/2017 09:28PM

Birdsknowsbest,

I use H2O Precision Jigs with Moxi's. I like the stainless bait keeper on the jig to help keep the Moxi from sliding down the hook. The jig has a longer narrower head design that helps when fishing in current. And the paint job on these jigs is very durable and resists chipping and cracking when fishing around rocks where most walleye hang out. And I find the H20 Precision jig with its longer slender head tends to be more "snag resistant" in rocks and weeds too.


Moxie Jigs

H2O Precision Jigs

H2O Precision Jigs from Custom Jigs

Moxi and H2O Precision Jig
Birdknowsbest
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09/09/2017 09:54PM
quote Wally13: "
Birdsknowsbest,


I use H2O Precision Jigs with Moxi's. I like the stainless bait keeper on the jig to help keep the Moxi from sliding down the hook. The jig has a longer narrower head design that helps when fishing in current. And the paint job on these jigs is very durable and resists chipping and cracking when fishing around rocks where most walleye hang out. And I find the H20 Precision jig with its longer slender head tends to be more "snag resistant" in rocks and weeds too.



Moxie Jigs


H2O Precision Jigs


H2O Precision Jigs from Custom Jigs


Moxi and H2O Precision Jig "


Thank you
Birdknowsbest
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09/10/2017 09:46AM
quote Wally13: "
Birdsknowsbest,


I use H2O Precision Jigs with Moxi's. I like the stainless bait keeper on the jig to help keep the Moxi from sliding down the hook. The jig has a longer narrower head design that helps when fishing in current. And the paint job on these jigs is very durable and resists chipping and cracking when fishing around rocks where most walleye hang out. And I find the H20 Precision jig with its longer slender head tends to be more "snag resistant" in rocks and weeds too.



Moxie Jigs


H2O Precision Jigs


H2O Precision Jigs from Custom Jigs


Moxi and H2O Precision Jig "


What weight jig? I am assuming the lightest you can feel based on conditions or current?
Birdknowsbest
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09/10/2017 10:15AM
quote Wally13: "
Birdsknowsbest,


I use H2O Precision Jigs with Moxi's. I like the stainless bait keeper on the jig to help keep the Moxi from sliding down the hook. The jig has a longer narrower head design that helps when fishing in current. And the paint job on these jigs is very durable and resists chipping and cracking when fishing around rocks where most walleye hang out. And I find the H20 Precision jig with its longer slender head tends to be more "snag resistant" in rocks and weeds too.



Moxie Jigs


H2O Precision Jigs


H2O Precision Jigs from Custom Jigs


Moxi and H2O Precision Jig "


Im guessing white or chartreuse jig head colors?
09/10/2017 12:08PM

Yes, white and chartreuse are go too's. I also like Blue, Gold, Sour Apple and Hot Pink especially in stained water.

Like mastertangler many on this forum like Black too.

I often like to use contrasting colors for my jig and plastic. For example: Chartreuse jig/white tail, Gold jig/Emerald shiner Gulp minnow, Sour Apple H2O precision Jig/ chartreuse/orange core Moxi.

I always bring an assortment of colors and see what the fish want. I am not so sure that color makes all that much difference but at times I have found that one certain color combination works far better that day or week.

I once was with an Indian guide fishing for walleyes on a lake in southern Ontario many years ago. Well, let me tell you that old Indian put on a jigging clinic. He was just using a plain "uncolored lead jig" and a minnow and I tried to match him with an assortment of different colored jigs that day. He outfished me 3 to 1 and I was certainly humbled. It was more about "how you presented your jig and minnow" and "how you felt and hooked the walleye" than the color of the jighead.

 
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