We call them "CC's" or "CB's" (Confidence Colors, Confidence Baits). In order of importance, I the the type, size, and action of the lures I use at the top, and the colors at the bottom. All are important factors the ultimately determine the degree of success you will have. I thought we could post pics of our go to confidence colors for the crafty calico bass. Reds and browns seem to work especially good for me at the second one (San Clemente Island). Here is one of my favorites, that cold quite possibly mimic the little senorita kelp wrasses. I call it "Senorita Mas Finas" which probably means something in Spanish. This is a "quadruple pour, plus one", which mean it can be a PITA to pour, as you need five layers of plastic. I poured this one in a giant slug that Big Pancho was kind enough to give me a mold for. The stripe is more clear pearl than gold--but the flash made the pearl really light up. The recipe for this pinchy puta is, from back to belly: 1. Dark smoke, with Bullard Mexican Tile Blue pigment, .008 pepper, .008 red, .008 turquoise. 2. Clear/pearl, with Bullard Pink Pearl mineral, .035 white flake, .035 silver flake, and some blender ground silver (called Super Nova). 3. Clear w/ Bullard Plum mineral, .015 pepper (for contrast--this will actually make red look "redder"), .015 Silver, and .015 red flake 4. Same as #2, without the Pink Pearl. 5. Same as #3. To me, this looks fishy, to you it may looks look a joke. But, this color enables even lowly skilled anglers like myself to catch some fish, when conditions are really, really good. What are your confidence colors, and why?