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Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Pouser Keith » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:11 pm

Hey Folks -

What are the top three "go to" or "starter" colors for Coho???? I think that I've heard in the past that green, blue and silver are starter colors but I could be wrong....


Getting some gear ready for some Coho fishing from our small boat in the lower Duwi and was wondering what the top three or four color choices were for the various lures that I can troll and/or cast.

I've got an assortment of various Wiggle Warts, Coyote Spoons, Brad's Super Cut-Bait Lures, and the ever popular Dick Nite Spoons (and others) so I want to make sure that I am loading the correct primary colors into my tackle box.

The only two Silvers that I've ever caught were off of the same red and white Dare Devil style spoon casting from shore farther upstream than what is open for the rest of the month of September.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Auburnguy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:25 pm

Gotta have pink in there someplace......... wink:

I've also had nail copper Lil Cleo and 50/50 copper/silver Rvrfshr spoons. wink:

Hope that helps a little.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Big Nookie » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:32 pm

In my opinion it doesn't matter too much. Lure action is way more important. Hungry coho bite anything. Of course nothing out fishes the real thing (herring).
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby fishn2gthr4ever » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:33 pm

Any color will work as long as it is green... wink: It would not hurt to have some pink and chartreuse stuff in the tackle box, too.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Tyler_C » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:46 pm

chartruese is one of the best in my opinion. Don't forget about orange, pink, and 50/50 silver brass
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby BillFish » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Bait has always been my favorite. Natural color plug cut. If you are selective fishing try different color spoons such as cookies and cream, cop car or army truck and green hootchies as the bait will be used up fast. If you use hootchies use a small dodger to make it fun.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby steelyden1 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:27 pm

Nickle, brass and green. I agree that presentation and movement is most important. Coho will attack just about anything when you piss 'em off enough. I've seen guys get them on a nightcrawler, so whatever you put in front of them will work...when...they are in the mood to bite that is.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby codliveroil » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:34 pm

As far as twitching jigs , Cerise ,red ,pink , Purple with black head ,Lime , As far as Brads wigglers , I don't think they call it cerise . But cerise ,Frog green ,Black , I "Think " It has to do with visibility and or What the back ground is ,think Silhouette ,But every salmon seminar I go to it seems to be a purple ,green, or black ,or white ; It seems orange is less common but I gave caught them on it , I think it is action
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Chuck S » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:16 pm

Ok....time to put this to bed forever. Here they are in chronological order.

#1 - Herring, cut plugged and spinning. You CANNOT duplicate the real thing. You can imitate it well but nothing ever, and I mean EVER will replace it wink:

#2 Coho killer - army truck. Go ahead and put your silly spoons and hootchies against my money maker. Make sure you pay up after the tally is over :o

#3 MAJOR TIE

3a. Pink mini squid - they just work, period.
3b. Green Ace Hi - easily could slide into #2 but not quite.
3c. splatter back hootchie - also a damn close runner up


There you have it ... thank me later :mrgreen:

ok ... this dumbass thought we were talking salt clown: clown: clown: clown: clown: clown: clown: clown: clown: clown: guess my reading skills suck. For the Duwi ...

Orange wiggle wart

Dr death ...

Fire Tiger wiggle wart

pink vibrax
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby codliveroil » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:23 pm

Well In the river I do well with everything I mentioned . I have plenty of coho pictures , I have not tried herring in a river
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Fish-Culture » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:37 pm

Hard to argue with some of the advice already posted. When the chips are down and you neeeed a fish, hard to beat the real thing, either herring in salt or shrimp/eggs in the river.
When it comes to lure color, salt or fresh, I think it depends more on water color. In green water, I like green/green spatter. In clear blue, I like purple uv. In brownish river water, I like chartreuse or rocket red. Generally what is going to pop or contrast the most on the color scale. When it is low and gin clear, I like black and or purple.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Chuck S » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:41 pm

edited earlier post to reflect the duwi...
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Fish-Culture » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:48 pm

Hey Chuck,
I like your lure choices, can I borrow your tackle box??
It is amazing how well the army truck catches fish, have had it handed to me several times by that color scheme in several different styles of spoons, its now a go-to for me as well, coho killer, coyote, or kingfisher they all work.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby oneshot » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:54 pm

from what i've read so far.. bring a rainbow and a pot of Coho will be at the end... clown:

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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby codliveroil » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:23 am

Chuck S wrote:edited earlier post to reflect the duwi...

But have you ever tried herring in a river for coho ? People do it for kings in the columbia and elsehwere I hear"
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Tyler_C » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:34 am

When it comes down to it, color isn't the primary thing that will hit fish. It has a factor in it, but not as much as ppl may think. If you get your flashy metal down where the fish are, odds are that you'll hit a fish. Color does have weight in the equation, but not as much as just finding the fish and putting it in front of their mouth.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby fishtale » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:00 am

In the last 30 yrs of my fishing we had caught and landed hundreds of coho out of the rivers on herring!!
You just have to make sure to keep the weeds off and keep it spinning and you will get them to bite!! Tup:
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby eggster » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:12 pm

codliveroil wrote:
Chuck S wrote:edited earlier post to reflect the duwi...

But have you ever tried herring in a river for coho ? People do it for kings in the columbia and elsehwere I hear"

Yes, in your favorite one mark. Get a good drillbit type spin on em and they work pretty good. Ill show you sunday wink:
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Eggheadwarrior » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:24 pm

when i fished commercial for salmons in ca we trolled throwaway spoons all 70 at once out of my 40' stickboat. we use all diffrent color watermelon to copper etc . i noticed top producer was silver with lite green spoon..for hoochie was purple haze they both nailed kings and hos. most landed was 360 fish in one day with those color
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Chuck S » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:56 pm

codliveroil wrote:
Chuck S wrote:edited earlier post to reflect the duwi...

But have you ever tried herring in a river for coho ? People do it for kings in the columbia and elsehwere I hear"


yes but I prefer the artificials.

Bait always works ... however I use the latter items most, no mess of scales, no cost and they work pretty dang well.

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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Pouser Keith » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:29 pm

Mucho Gracias for the lure colors and types to assist me, my wifey and son to target the Coho in the lower Duwi fellow Gamefishin' folks....

I feel confident that we will have plenty of choices for our trip out there this weekend and for weekends to come. Can't wait for the great pink meat and fishin fun!!!
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Chuck S » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:59 pm

the Duwi will either be a total slamfest or a bunch of lock jawed sonsofbitches ..... just sayin wink:

Good luck out there Tup:
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Gotem_Large » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:19 pm

I like green, red and pink.
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby FastAction » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:21 pm

Is BW-29 a color? it should be! its the BEST!
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Re: Top three (3) lure colors for Coho are....????

Postby Eggheadwarrior » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:33 pm

Big Nookie wrote:In my opinion it doesn't matter too much. Lure action is way more important. Hungry coho bite anything. Of course nothing out fishes the real thing (herring).

bignook have them pig cohos hit your beach yet cuz you killed them last year
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