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Northeast Crankbait Patterns
« on: December 07, 2016, 07:47:32 PM »
I wanted to get everyones take on there favorite crankbait colors/patterns here in the northeast. Another thing, I am from CT and have never seen a crayfish, although I know they must be there.  I'm aware that their colors can change but what are your general observations of their color in the northeast. 

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Re: Northeast Crankbait Patterns
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 09:31:31 PM »
I don't fish a ton of crankbaits, but my favorite color patterns are Firetiger, Silver (not chrome), and maybe a yellow Perch pattern. Bluegill imitators are also good.

For Lipless Crankbaits, I like Firetiger, Gold and Chrome

For minnow shaped baits, like a Rapala, I prefer Gold. Period  ;D

As for crawfish in CT, yes, there is an abundance of them in just about every lake! They are mostly greenish brown. At times they may have a hint of orange to them, but not much from what I've seen.

By the way @NickT Welcome to the site  o/ Glad to have you here with us  :yes:

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Re: Northeast Crankbait Patterns
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 10:07:20 PM »
Hey thanks Curt  o/.  I too am a fan of the bluegill patterns. You confirmed what I originally thought, that most crayfish around here are green/brown, or a combo.  I'm lacking those colors in my tackle so I'll have to give some of those a shot

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Re: Northeast Crankbait Patterns
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 09:44:53 AM »
You're very welcome, Nick!

Oh, one other crankbait color that has worked well for me is a pearl white. Nothing fancy. No special patterns painted on it. Just white.

And there is one custom crankbait that I have that's incredible too. Check out this pic:


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Re: Northeast Crankbait Patterns
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 10:03:59 AM »
I've had luck with shad colored square billed crankbait's the past few years. I also like chartruse colored patterns.

Go to the Beach Pond Ramp at night and you'll see plenty of crawfish :thumbup:

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Re: Northeast Crankbait Patterns
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 02:58:15 PM »
That paint job is awesome Curt!  Looks so cool, I'd be afraid I would lose that thing.  I wouldnt be caught using that without my lure retriever by my side.  Thanks for the advice Joe, I'll have to check it out
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Re: Northeast Crankbait Patterns
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2016, 04:23:48 PM »

Go to the Beach Pond Ramp at night and you'll see plenty of crawfish :thumbup:

Exactly! I've seen tons of them there after dark. Well, in years well past I have. Not so sure about now. But there's no reason to believe they won't still be there. They like to "hide" in between the concrete pads  (giggle)