Choosing a proper color for the bait lure is as important as choosing a proper fishing line. This is because water sometimes tends to be different. Fishing can be a success, only if the fish falls for the fake prey that we throw as a trap to capture them. Always remember to have sharp hooks so that the fish does not slips out from the bait by any chance.
There is an exception when you go for bass fishing. Recent research found that the eyes of the bass are prone only to two colors: Red and Green. Hence use various shades of these colors in the respective regions when you go for bass fishing.
It’s okay to try any different color but if you find that fish doesn’t catch the bait, quit and follow only the below listed.
For Clear water, use natural colors that the fish can spot at the bait as its prey and fall in the trap. Do not use bright colors here as the fish can be diverted and go protective. Colors like white, light shades of blue will be helpful. You can also find this technique useful for the summer days.
Use colors like orange, purple to be visible for the fishes. Using natural colors here wouldn’t allow the fish to identify in unclean waters.
When you go for fishing in any muddy or shaggy area to locate fishes, use bright colored baits for clear visible and being distinct from other particles. Hence you can use either red or orange shades in them. You can also this for cloudy days.
The logic used here is that clean water does not contain any muddy particles, so any natural color will be visible to the eyes of fishes and that the same applies to sunny days, Sunny days are very clear. Therefore, they can go with natural colors.
Unclean water contains some dirt particles. The fish should be able to distinguish the bait and others; hence we opt yellow ranges or purple.
Shaggy water is full of mud and is dingy, where the water itself will be yellow mostly. You have to use a very bright color for the bait to outstand among the shaggy particles under the water. Similarly, on a cloudy day, clouds cover the light and shadows fall on the water. So the same logic applies here.
These logics vary based on the vegetation and surrounding of the place that you choose to fish. Sometimes, the water resource that you choose can also be clean/unclean by itself.
You can also use plastic worms to make fishes fall in the trap. They can be of any but only natural color as that of worms. These techniques can be implemented when you suspect the fish to be inactive and not finding it around for a quite long time. Get your lures a little deeper slowly into the water and wait for the bait to catch the eye of any fish. These worms should also be used differently in different vegetation. For clean water, use blue or white color worms. For unclean water, do use black, brown, or purple color baits.
Also, note down what range you are ready to immerse your fishing line. Deeper the level you go, choose brighter the colors for them. If you are a night fishing person, it becomes a little more complex for you to choose the right color because of the following reasons. Fishes tend to come to the shallow regions more in the night time. And also the color variations are not as clear as the day time. Hence you can for yellowish-green color baits, red color, or even white colors, which are pretty visible in the night.