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Question on Lure Color for Rainy

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Good morning--I will be fishing Rainy Lake for the first time this summer and will be building crawler harnesses before I arrive. We will be fishing from June 9-16 and was wondering if there were colors that I should concentrate on for spinners and beads for that time frame??

Thanks in advance for any input you may have.

Heavy J

p.s. Love the forum!!

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Gold with a red rattle bead is what we use up there when using spinners. I usually don't rig with spinners, mostly tied Lindy's with a red hook and a red rattle bead. Anything with a substantial amount of white has always been good to me on the river as well as the lake.

Good luck, you'll have a blasty!

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try an orange flicker spinner (a very tiny spinner blade) with pink beads and a three hook harness with a nice fat crawler and if you find the fish they won't be able to resist that I gaurentee

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For jigs glow white has been good, gold is always a color to bring and at times chart/orange is good. I experimented a bit with jigging spoons tipped with a head last fall and the fish just slam them. The JR's flasher spoon was best and the buckshots did ok as well.

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My top three pics are:

1.) Gold

2.) Yellow/Orange

3.) Chartruese/Yellow/Orange

There are sometimes where I will pop a stinger on them, but you usually don't need it this early unless the water get really murky like when the bigfork/littlefork break.

'Lander, I never thought of trying the bigger buckshot spoons...that sounds like a pretty good idea...

Flutter+Noise=SLAM!!! Of course then you square that and get SLAM x SLAM which = double the fun!!

Take Care and Good Luck Fishing!!

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