Merwin: Free Crankbaits!

Well, sort of free. This is another one of those great giveaways here at The Honest Angler, but I’m also looking for some honest opinions.
First, the stuff: I’m giving away a set of 12 Cabela’s Jointed Rad Shad crankbaits. Each one of the 12 is a different color. These baits run 3 to 5 feet deep and will suspend, so you can twitch and jerk them, too. My local smallmouths and largemouths have been jumping on these things all summer, but I have a surplus of samples that I’m willing to share. There will be one winner, who gets all 12 lures.
Now the question: What is your best lure color (or color pattern) and why? Silver or gold? Firetiger or Yellow Craw? Whatever you fish for—trout, pike, walleyes, bass, stripers—I’d like to hear your color favorite and why you think it works so well.

Hey, maybe we’ll unearth some secret lure-color thing here, and we’ll all get rich! Then again, maybe not. In any case, let’s hear it. I’ll declare a winner—based on what I think is the most astute answer—in a couple of weeks.