Originally Posted by fishin styx
What color would say that plug is?
Its flouresnt yellow on the bottom and flouresent green on top...
When I first started painting my topwater plugs about 25 years ago, I use to do alot of natural colors. Dark green back, white bottom, dark blue back, white bottom and so on. We alway painted red gills and eyes on them as well.
They worked great but the stinken birds wouldnt leave them alone.
Birds arent color blind like mammals. So we started with hot pinks, flo oranges, light bright blues and pink and so on. The birds wouldnt try to pick those hot colors up and wont mess with the Lime/Yellow colord ones.
Well one time I painted ONE Lime and Yellow as we called them then.
I thought, this aint gonna work, its an ugly color.
We went to POC (Fulgums, San Antonio Bay ) alot back then and caught redfish like most folks have never seen. Those big numbers of reds all started with that Lime and Yellow topwater you see.
Like I said, I had ONE of them painted but was hesitant to put it on.
I was throwing some other colors and picked up about 5 reds.
So I tied on the Lime and Yellow.
In 30 cast I caught 29 reds from 22 to 36 inches. Number 30 broke my line right at my feet while I was trying to grab him and swam off with my Lime/Yellow topwater.
I couldnt wait to get back home and paint up some more of those and have been throwing them for reds ever since with awesome results.