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I was just wondering what everybodies favorite lure is for each of these species of fish. Trout, Largemouth bass, Smallmouth Bass, Pike, Walleye, Wiper, and Musky. Maybe you don't have one for one of these fish just tell us the one's you do have. Here are mine.

Trout- Rootbeer colored Tube jig
Largemouth bass- White or chartruse colored Spinnerbait
Smallmouth bass- Any color Senko (Close second green pumpkinseed color twin tail Yamamoto grub)
Pike- Perch or Rainbow colored suspending jerk bait
Walleye- (Not a great walleye fisherman) walleye diver
Musky- Never caught a Musky but as soon as I do I will have a favorite musky lure.
 

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Trout: Curly tail grubs, 3" for brookies in lakes, 4" for rainbows and browns in rivers and up to 6" for those in gunnison gorge.
Largemouth bass: senko, 4" red/black
Smallmouth bass: rattletrap, 1/8 or 1/4 oz., banana colored
Pike: Spinnerbait, usually white, 3/8 oz
Walleye: 1/4 oz. gold little cleo snap jigged
Musky: The only strike I have ever had from the only musky I ever saw came on a banjo minnow. They haven't stocked a tiger musky on the west slope in years, they put a few in harvey gap years ago to "control the pike population", and that is where I saw the small one that hit my banjo minnow.
 

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TroutFishingBear said:
Trout: Curly tail grubs, 3" for brookies in lakes, 4" for rainbows and browns in rivers and up to 6" for those in gunnison gorge.
You are the second person to tell me curly tail grubs for trout. I am going to have to try them at Elevenmile some time. Does it matter what color?
 

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For brookies I like purple, for rainbows and browns I like either white or pumpkin. The pumpkin would be better at elevenmile because it mocks crayfish. The white color is better in rivers like the colorado because it mocks the trout's baitfish. (suckers and roundtail chubs). I suppose the browns would respond to a pumpkin in the river as well since they enjoy sculpin and inhabit the rocky areas; the same areas as sculpin.
 

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You I pick up a crayfish at Elevenmile one time and took a good look at it and the one's in Elevenmile have a lot of purple/blue in them. I know this might sound funny but I bought some trailers for my spinnerbaits that are as close to that purple/blue as I could find and WHAM fish on. I threw the spinnerbaits real close to the rocks and big boulders and I would retrieve it down the sides of them. I didn't catch a lot of fish but the fish I did catch were good-uns. :)
 

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Trout- blue fox spinner, silver #2
Largemouth bass- Senko, all sizes and colors
Smallmouth bass- brown tube, texas-rigged
Pike- Mepps, black fury #4
 

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Trout: In a stream there is nothing finer then a #12 baitholder with a garden worm and a split shot above about 8-12 ". Lakes a bubble and fly, my favorite being a royal coachmen with most of it's wings clipped off.
Both species of bass: A Gamagatsu hook with a bullet weight above with a toothpick pinned in fish texas rig style with a 4-6" lizzard in green and then paint their tail red. Fishes weedless and catches lots of fish for me.
Pike: A big sexy spinner in white or a classic red devil will catch most any pike that is hungry, and most pike are hungry :)
Muskie: Only Muskie I ever caught was in Bear Creek Reservoir and was caught fishing a worm along the rocks of the dam on the south east side of the lake, but ohhhh what a suprise that was.
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Trout - Panther Martin Spinner in #6 size. Chartreuse, Gold, Orange, and black are my best colors.

Largemouth Bass - Zoom super fluke junior in white, rigged on a 1/0 EWG hook.

Smallmouth bass - Crawdad colored crankbait like a rebel wee craw.

Walleye - 3" curly tail grub rigged on a 1/8 or 1/4 ounce jig. White, brown, purple best colors.

Pike - 3/8 gold and silver bladed tandem spinnerbait with a chartreuse or white skirt.

Musky - Never fished for them before except at Harvey Gap but just used same lures for pike, targeting pike.
 

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Largemouth-my personal fav- black/green flake waveworm tx rig (of course), watermelon frie, white with red accent inline spinner
smallies-white spinnerbait
trout-royal or adams nymph, panthermartin anything with pink
pike-never fished for them before, but if i did i would use a red and white spoon
muskie- never fished for them and dont know how to
 

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trout- nymph or a wooly booger(only fly fish trout)
Largemouth- plastic worms(motor oil, purple), spinnerbaits
smallmouth-rapala or twisty tail
walleye- worm harness i guess
tiger musky? lol never even seen one
crappie- jig under bobber- pink chartruse white
 

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Trout- Dont really target trout but If.....Panther Martin
Largemouth bass- Senko Type bait
Smallmouth bass- Tube or minnow under slip float
Pike- n/a
Walleye- Curly tail w/ crawler
Musky- n/a
Wiper - Kastmaster or Kroc spoons
Catfish - Cutbait
Crappie - Minnow under slip-float
Carp - Homemade


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Since I'm new to fishing in Colorado I cannot give good input. I fished a lot in the Midwest when I was a kid which was a long, long, time ago. Threads such as this give us novices some ideas so thanks for starting the thread. So far, I have had success with green senkos for LM, frog skitterpops at dusk for SM, perch rappallas for trout, various panther martins for mountain stream trout, and bottom bounced leeches for walleyes.
 
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