Over the last couple years I have seen an up-tick in productivity of a gold blade bait with orange and hot pink stripes on one side when fishing on Lake Superior for Salmon and Lake Trout near the end of the regular Trout season. Gold and orange has been a go-to color for years for me but in more recent years the orange/pink seems to do much better. The problem lies in not many casting baits in this color scheme, so.....
The lure at the bottom of the picture is one that I have fished to death and the paint as all but gone so I air brushed new on so that it looks new again. The top to lures are some I have done on lure-blanks I order. They're 3" and 1/2 ounce. The orange is actually tape with the pink being a mix using Createx air brush paints that goes directly over the gold. The back sides are straight gold plate.
Late fall is hen we see an influx of migrating lakers and some random runs of immature King and Coho salmon, usually in the 3 year old range, sometimes 4 year olds. Steelhead and Loopers follow the salmon. The lakers will pound anything in gold orange while the other fish all seem to like a little punk with the orange.
I did up 10 in this color pattern for the September trip along with gold/orange stripe, blue/purple stripe on silver, green on silver, blue on silver, and a couple other random colors to try so I think I am ready. This orange/pink is a super nice looking bait in the sun but the picture was taken under clouds in rain as that's all I have today.