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#2442381 - 12/21/10 07:10 PM
Favorite color for pike...
Laska Offline
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Just wondering what colors are you guys apt to go to, Mine is firetiger and red and white, what are your thought....

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#2442396 - 12/21/10 07:15 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: Laska]
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Assuming open water here, it's chartreuse. For the single preferred color for open water pike (as per your thread title), nothing else even comes close.

There are a couple other color combos that really rock based on different weather and water conditions, but that's not what you asked. smile

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#2442398 - 12/21/10 07:16 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: Laska]
JoeKer Offline
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black with orange, orange with black, or black and orange! only color combinations you will ever need for pike! Any time any situation any lake no matter what! Works every time tried and true!
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#2442407 - 12/21/10 07:22 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: JoeKer]
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Originally Posted By: JoeKer
black with orange, orange with black, or black and orange! only color combinations you will ever need for pike! Any time any situation any lake no matter what! Works every time tried and true!

Oops, forgot to say orange and black also! wink
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#2442426 - 12/21/10 07:34 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: JoeKer]
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Mine are fire tiger for cranks or jerk baits. Spoons red and white. bucktails black and gold or black and nickel.

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#2442474 - 12/21/10 08:18 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: cbrooks]
TonyKay Offline
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blue for me

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#2442533 - 12/21/10 09:07 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: Laska]
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Loc: Isanti, MN
Originally Posted By: Laska
Just wondering what colors are you guys apt to go to, Mine is firetiger and red and white, what are your thought....


What you said plus natural pike colors.



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#2442548 - 12/21/10 09:18 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: MJ1657]
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Loc: Northern, MN
Orange it is for me always been a good stand by. but hammered gold spoons and black and white spoons are pretty hard to beat. 2c

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#2442561 - 12/21/10 09:32 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: mnbullrider]
vman11 Offline
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Red and white for spearing, I don't think my dad ever changes.
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#2443059 - 12/22/10 11:32 AM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: vman11]
kyleharty Offline
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Loc: Southern MN
Where I usually fish pike; nickel blades and silver/blue skirt has been the go-to for spinners. Chartruese, orange, either combined with black and firetiger or walleye have been good for me. All that said, I wouldn't stress over color as much as action, SPEED, and depth.
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#2443065 - 12/22/10 11:34 AM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: kyleharty]
reinhard1 Offline
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Registered: 05/25/10
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Loc: Mn. USA Andover
this time of year the color of a frozen smelt under my tipup. summer silver blade with red tail. good luck.

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#2444708 - 12/23/10 09:20 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: Steve Foss]
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Registered: 07/24/06
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Loc: Zimmerman Minn
Originally Posted By: Steve Foss
Assuming open water here, it's chartreuse. For the single preferred color for open water pike (as per your thread title), nothing else even comes close.

There are a couple other color combos that really rock based on different weather and water conditions, but that's not what you asked. smile


My favorite is the same as Mr. Foss's.
Hands down Chartuse cant be beat in my book for open water
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#2444734 - 12/23/10 09:37 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: Gordie]
masoct3 Offline
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Loc: Denver, Colorado
Perch works for me.
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#2446614 - 12/26/10 08:49 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: masoct3]
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Loc: Woodbury MN
My top 3 Perch, Perch, Perch

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#2446627 - 12/26/10 09:02 PM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: Dale_Gribble]
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Registered: 12/16/07
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Loc: MN

Neon Pink

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#2446935 - 12/27/10 09:39 AM
Re: Favorite color for pike... [Re: merkman]
Grunt L Offline
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Done very well with all black Suicks or gold with sparkles and many times a blend of gold with orange for my SuperD swimbaits. Also have had luck with the black back/glow in the dark belly swimbaits in the past.

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