I've tended to have better luck with natural colored baits (crayfish) and use senkos often. But when the conditions allow there is nothing like catching smallies on the surface using a Heddon Torpedo or Spit'n'image.
hi, just signed in. My favorite lure is the X10, X - rap and my favorite colour is purple ghost or olive green
then a 5"grub any natural colour. if I'm trying to find active bass, on Lake of The Woods and yes if your heart does'nt stop on a top water strike, then your already dead....
I fish mostly soft baits for smallies. My favorite color is the one they are biting that day. Actually, water clarity has a lot to do with it. I fish more sinkos and I fish them about every way you can. I also use lots of grubs usually in darker colors. As for hard baits I fish jerk baits, top water, and cranks. My favorite cranks are shad raps, favorite jerk bait would be x-raps, and topwater would have to be pop-r.