Up in Estes, blue/white/pink works well on the Trout in Marys, and Gold or Yellow/orange/green slay the Trout in Lake Estes. I've been told they work well on Northerns also. You can buy them in packs (3 or 4) w/ the species they're geared for.
I started using them last year at Spinney and did very good on them.I also have caught many salmon on them at Wolford,Willow Creek,and 11 Mile.I use the medium size(not sure how many oz)and I almost always use pink
Interesting subject as I have heard so many good things on these lures but I personally have not done that well with them.
What trolling speed is best and do you need leaded line to keep them down? I ran them with straight mono trolling and didn't have much success with them but I hear they work so maybe it is something I am doing wrong?
I have used the tasmanians for a long time. They are great for trout, but have heard of pike nabbing one once in a while in lake shallows. I use the 45 and the 51 mostly, but have done real well on pink too.
I will say though, that lakes are a hit and miss with this lure. If you catch one, you can probably catch 20. But if you sit there for 20 mins or so without a bite, its time to move or try something different. But these little devils are absolutely killer in the rivers around the state. I don't think they have ever skunked me. just toss them as far as you can upstream, real them back to you moderate to fast and if there are fish, they will bite it. Thats my $0.02
i think tazmanian devils are kinda overrated. only in clear water it'll catch fish. the way it's designed, clear plastic with limited colors, makes it less visible to the fish. get something metallic. bronze, copper or chrome based. big flashing action always works. im a metal spoon guy and kastmaster is my specialty.