Keeping a good supply and variety of lures is important when fishing. It can be overcast, you could have cloudy daytime conditions or you could have low water visibility. You might be out at night and the moon is out or you might be casting to a pod of baitfish. All of these scenarios help decide which lure you should use.

What are the most common colors of Lures?

These colors will pretty much will take care of you in any condition you will face.

  • White – A good bright choice for clear waters
  • Black – Go Deep or Go Home – these are good for mud, dark waters and deeper waters
  • Fluorescent
  • Metallic
  • Luminescent – Night fishing, it mimics the natural glow of wildlife if your in the right area.

Favorite Trout Colors

  • White
  • Pink/bubblegum
  • Orange
  • Firetiger
  • Translucent (see through) pink
  • Translucent orange

Favorite Bass Colors

  • Chartreuse
  • Yellow
  • Orange

Favorite Crappie Colors

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  • Silver (On Clear Days)
  • White (On Clear Days)
  • Coffee (A little murkier water)
  • All-brown (A little murkier water)
  • Brown-orange (A little murkier water)
  • Black-lime (A little murkier water)
  • All-black (A little murkier water)

Does Lure Color Matter?

What fish are eating is the biggest element helping choose what color lure. When you go to a new area, pay attention to the digested food of the fish, and the coloring. There are a lot of different kinds of fish having different levels of vision – some can’t see green,others can. This doesn’t mean that the fish will bite just because they can’t see certain colors.

Keep in mind when water is murky and dark, in the deep, the color might not matter as much. The diagram below shows how dark colors work better according to the depth of the water. In lighter waters pick natural colors.

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Other things that you should look at when choosing lure color.

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Source: Fix.com Blog

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