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What is your go to color for the Walleye opener?

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Now that they walleye season has ended and that we had an abrupt end to all ice fishing in the area, I am looking ahead to the walleye opener in May.

 

What is your go to color for the opener?

 

I tend to use more natural colors in my presentations, such as black or white.

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Purpledescent, perch or chartreuse for me when trolling cranks.  Otherwise a bright jighead and a black shad 3" gulp minnow.

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I usally try to match the hatch, by this I mean try to mimic the bait the eyes are feeding on in the system I'm fishing. Some examples are perch shiners, and small gills and craps. My favorite color would have to be a chartreuse jig if I had to pick one.

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I'd have to agree with you extension, the water is pretty clear and unstained for the opener and I will use natural colors. Glad you struck a conversation here, it was getting pretty dull.

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17 hours ago, Knowknot said:

The water is pretty clear and unstained for the opener and I will use natural colors

 

I change to chartreuse and fire tiger colors as the water greens up.  Maybe I will go out on a limb and try to compare natural vs bright in clear water.

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Natural colors here as well, most of the season now since they found the Zeebs. Just a hook if riggin or even a unpainted jig seems to work most of the time.

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