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Just trying to expand my knowledge of mirrolures. Been throwing a lot of the mr17s and the other shallow 1'-3' suspending baits. Done good with the 808 color. Can anyone share knowledge of other good colors and when to use what color? Also when's a good time to buy or breakout the other products like the larger twitch baits that sink, etc.
 

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I know they are basic and old school but I've done well with Rat L Traps when fishing humps, drops etc.
 

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808 and EC (electric chicken) have been very good colors for several years. Nothing wrong with the red and white ones either.Not ture myself when to use either of the colors. Also, it is good to have a lure with green in it. Sometimes they'll hit that when nothing else works. I am assuming you're fishing for spotted sea trout. My advice would be to start out with your 808, and then try the EC, red/white, or other colors that may be suggested here. Some have done well with the Rapala suspend lures. Some here have done good with crank lures, but I think you're fishing a little shallow for those. Hope this helps a little.
 

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808 and EC (electric chicken) have been very good colors for several years. Nothing wrong with the red and white ones either.Not ture myself when to use either of the colors. Also, it is good to have a lure with green in it. Sometimes they'll hit that when nothing else works. I am assuming you're fishing for spotted sea trout. My advice would be to start out with your 808, and then try the EC, red/white, or other colors that may be suggested here. Some have done well with the Rapala suspend lures. Some here have done good with crank lures, but I think you're fishing a little shallow for those. Hope this helps a little.
I appreciate it, I'll end up gettin. The electric chicken and find one with green. As for the other colors they are already in my arsenal
 

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For many people, MirrOlure fishing seems to be a mystery. I can only guess that when a person looks at a display rack in the store, they are overwhelmed by the choices you have to choose from and I hope in this thread, I can help simplify this for you as well as help you decide what to buy for you area or at least give you a place to start. For this I will start with the standard "Classic MirrOlure", the 52M, or "M" series as it is called. Here some notes to help you out.
The 51MR, 52M and 52MR sink at a rate of one foot per second... "R" stands for "Rattle"
This is what Mirrolure suggests for depth to fish them at...


Model Length Oz. Hooks Depth
51MR 3-5/8” 1/2 3 1-4'+
52M 3-5/8” 1/2 3 3-8'+
52MR 3-5/8” 1/2 3 3-8'+

There are also these in the "M" series and they have all the great features of the popular 52M series, but heavier. "The 65M and 77M are ideal for Tarpon, Striper, Bluefish and Snook. The 65M Deep Runner is a compact lure which casts like a bullet, making for longer casts. This lure is great for vertical jigging or use in deeper waters." The 65M is my choice for fishing in the surf when the wind is up or blowing right on the beach.


Model Length Oz. Hooks Depth
65M 3-1/4” 1 2 10-20’+
77M 4-1/4” 1-1/4 3 5-10’+


You will also find the "TT" series and the Series III ( with reflective holographic foil ) are the same as above but the "TT" has spots on the lure or in the "Series III, holographic foil' all the rest of the speciation's, weight, length and depth fished is the same as the "M" series' so now all you have to remember is "TT" stands for spots..."R" stands for "Rattle" ...now isn't this getting easer...


Now for the hard part...how to choose a color to fish with. If you look at the picture below you will see on the left side, starting at the bottom , colors I use @ night, keep in mind that some are what you may call cross over colors, that may have other times when I fish them in the day. On the right and middle are day time colors

Night time colors...All White 53M51, clear with silver body "TTS" series, clear with gold body "TTRG`" series, "Purple Demon", Pink gold & black "TT809"series, Pink silver & black back (very hard to find) 52M706, "TTRT" white pink with olive back, white, silver & black back "TT21"series, Black silver black back 52M56 series and last but not least, clear chartreuse 52MCF...oh ya!
NOTE the ones you see the most of in the picture !!!
I never have just 1 of a color...you may lose one...


Day time colors...look at the water...muddy, can't see much at all (CRFS), Stained...clear (Tannic, can see your lure down a couple of feet), Stained cloudy (less than a foot) Clear green, Clear cloudy (wind blown...sandy, surf conditions) and clear.

For muddy, can't see much at all (CRFS), or Stained...clear (Tannic, can see your lure down a couple of feet), I like most anything with Gold, yellow, pink, red, orange, chartreuse & black in it... Gold for me seems to be very important!!!


In the muddy water I will use lures with yellow & pink 52M 704 (electric chicken) orange & black 52MR 730 or 808 color and red & white also in the series III "S 52MR" and "S 52MR26".

In the stained clear I will use pinks, black & pink 52M706 & TT809, orange & chartreuse, dark green & gold 52 M 22 & "TTR 22" and clear chartreuse 52MCF and red & white also in the series III "S 52MR" and "S 52MR26".

Stained cloudy, green (less than a foot) dark green back & gold 52M22 & TTR22, red head, gold body 52M805 Cloudy day, hot pink or orange head gold body 52m804 of 52MFGO Clear hot pink 52MPF and clear chartreuse 52MCF

Clear green...All white or red head white & silver body 52M51 or 52M11(the old standby), red & white with silver body series III S52MR26 or red white belly silver side 52M26
Clear cloudy (wind blown...sandy, surf conditions) go back to gold's...black gold side pink bottom TT809, dark green back & gold 52M22 & TTR22, red head chartreuse back silver side 52MCH11, Hot Pink silver side TTHP, clear hot pink 52MPF and clear chartreuse 522MCF

Clear water...early season (end of Sept to second week of Oct. ) I like the blues 52M24, TT24, 52MSD with gold bottom and in series III STTRCHBL. After that...Olive back pink side white bottom TTRT, olive back silver side white belly 52M18, clear silver sides TTS, old stand by red head white body silver side 52M11, white with silver side 52M51, clear chartreuse with silver sides white belly TTCFPR and in the Series III...black back silver side bone belly S52BNSBO, clear chartreuse silver side white belly S52MRCFPR, olive back silver side white belly STTR18.

Print this information out so you can take it to the store with you and then you will see what they look like. With this information, you now have a place to start with MirrOlures as far as what kind of water, day or night. Here is the link to MirrOlure's color chart http://www.mirrolure.com/classics/colorchart.html so you can see the colors. Oh one more thing...take a $100 bill with you to your local tackle store...you'll need it...
 

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They all work. Every last one of them...given the right set of conditions and target species. My only suggestion is to ask locally and often. Colors, shape, and size favorites will vary every few miles up and down our coast. This one instance where the local tackle shop is invaluable.
 
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