About the Colors of Lures | Did Not You Know This

Hello fellow fishers and followers of trollingpowersolution.com, today after a couple of months of being dedicated to other menésteres very different to the sports fishing, and already without a time to venture into the water. I decided to create another post related to the lures and the theory Linked to the colors and their effectiveness in the water.

Surely many of you, like me are obsessed with fishing with artificial, so also, the pleasure of fisheries, also enjoy a day in the store reveling in the colors, shapes and new lures in the market.

In fact, they write to me all the time to ask me which colors work best for certain species and water conditions. However, it is a tremendously difficult question because each animal is different and all ecosystems have their particularities, in some the water is clearer, in others darker, in some regions, there are always clouds, in others not, anyway everything it's very complicated.

However, as I know that many of you are very anxious to have as much information as I think it would be very useful if we went into this with the colors of the lures, what colors the fish see and which are more efficient.

About Lures and Colors

Colors of Lures

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I once heard this: " you always have to pay a silly fee" and often many of us pass by when we go to the store, and we are overwhelmed by the immense amount of lures available. Although many companies invest a lot of resources in development, Research and quality control over the artificial ones they produce, we must take into account that the one who will buy the decoys will not be the fish. But you then we must be aware of this and make sure that the product we are buying is useful for the Species or the place where we are going to fish.

So? What we must do to know which colors work and which do not.

Well, I would ask other fishermen what the colors of artificial lures work best in the place where I go fishing, and apparently, I would buy one lure to "try" on. What's more, I've been looking for blogs on the internet, and more interesting blogs in different parts of the world (especially in Spain and Argentina) where fishers detail the colors they have used, techniques, hooks, etc.

Lures with the Firetiger combination are famous for fishing in murky or dark waters.

You ask, but Aaron, why do not you tell which attract colors work best? The answer is simple because I can not teleport to all the fishing places in the world. But yes, I will give you a very useful resource and if you are avid, it may be helpful: a graph of penetration of the colors of light in the water, and also, I will tell you, how fish see the study of a scientist.

Graph of Color Absorption in Water in Ideal Conditions.

Can fish see colors?



Well, yes, but many fishers claim that the color of the lure is not such an important factor, on the other hand, the scientific community is not very clear about the impact of colors on an attack. But many researchers agree that the Smell and the possibility of feeling the vibrations are the main factors, whereas the color influences only in the final part of the attack. Some species such as tuna can capture a very clear and focused image.

I found a critical article Fish Eyesight: Does Color Matter? By Dr. David Ross, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and author of The Fisherman's Ocean, who explains the behavior of fish before colors. To be practical, I will point out what I found most relevant of all.

The red and white combination is among the most popular among fishers.

The first color absorbed in the water is red and the last blue, this suggests that for shallower fishing the red tones are better and when you fish deeper the colors.

When fishing in depth is more important the sound and the movement than the colors.

It is more important to focus on contrasts than on colors.

Fish cannot hear, but they can feel the vibrations produced by sound.

Fluorescent colors are particularly useful at greater depth since they can be seen at greater distances and are colors not typically found in nature (that would explain why the artificial Rapala (Fire Tiger) works so well!)

It is more important to simulate the colors of live bait with a decoy in the water than in the air.

I hope this post will be useful for your next fishing trip.

Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Leo Evans

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