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I live in North central Iowa, in Clear Lake Ia, actually, if anyone knows it. Theres alot of old quarry pits up here just stocked full of small and large mouth Bass. I almost always use a Hula Popper, they just work good for me. My question is being the 2nd week of June going into July. What color of Hula Popper would be best?

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from dtbc333 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I would say time of day, weather, water clarity and forage in the lake all play more of a role in color selection than time of year, particularly water clarity. That said, the colors that tend to produce well for me are black, and perch. The only other color I have seen is frog. Have caught a few on that color as well, but not nearly as many as on the other two colors.

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from JamesD wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

dtbc333 covered it pretty well. The only thing I might add is if they're not hitting on top water go deeper and work the existing structure and weed beds for large mouth and drop offs and rocky points for small mouth.

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from 1Browning2 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I know the lake. Never fished it, but I'm from Iowa as well. chartreuse and blue combo produce fish for me no matter where I go

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from DakotaMan wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I've fished quarries near that area. If I only had one Hula Popper for them at this time of year it would be frog color. That is what they are feeding on and they seem to go for it. In other big lakes I've had better luck with red/white pattern but not in the Iowa quarries. I've also had a ball with the big frog colored BassOreeno in those quarries. They seem to go for frog color. If I were you though, I would try a couple different colors and see what works best under your conditions. They can change based on weather, time of day, etc.

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from Pathfinder1 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

Hi...

Good advice here. As you can see, one particular color won't work all the time. I would recommend keeping several colors handy, as well as some other "noisey" top water lures.

Bass can appear to be tempermental, and may only feed at certain times.

Outdoor Life recently had some amazing underwater photos of bass feeding. Perhaps you could get some other good ideas there.

Happy fishing...!!

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from dtbc333 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I would say time of day, weather, water clarity and forage in the lake all play more of a role in color selection than time of year, particularly water clarity. That said, the colors that tend to produce well for me are black, and perch. The only other color I have seen is frog. Have caught a few on that color as well, but not nearly as many as on the other two colors.

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from JamesD wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

dtbc333 covered it pretty well. The only thing I might add is if they're not hitting on top water go deeper and work the existing structure and weed beds for large mouth and drop offs and rocky points for small mouth.

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from 1Browning2 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I know the lake. Never fished it, but I'm from Iowa as well. chartreuse and blue combo produce fish for me no matter where I go

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from DakotaMan wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

I've fished quarries near that area. If I only had one Hula Popper for them at this time of year it would be frog color. That is what they are feeding on and they seem to go for it. In other big lakes I've had better luck with red/white pattern but not in the Iowa quarries. I've also had a ball with the big frog colored BassOreeno in those quarries. They seem to go for frog color. If I were you though, I would try a couple different colors and see what works best under your conditions. They can change based on weather, time of day, etc.

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from Pathfinder1 wrote 1 year 44 weeks ago

Hi...

Good advice here. As you can see, one particular color won't work all the time. I would recommend keeping several colors handy, as well as some other "noisey" top water lures.

Bass can appear to be tempermental, and may only feed at certain times.

Outdoor Life recently had some amazing underwater photos of bass feeding. Perhaps you could get some other good ideas there.

Happy fishing...!!

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