Nobody knows EXACTLY what a fish sees… lure colors vary and are altered dramatically by water clarity and depth.
So, is lure color still important or does lure presentation usually rule the day? (Photo: Richard Simms)
Crappie Basics: Does Color Matter?
Editor Richard Simms says, “Not always.”
I will not lie. In my crappie fishing I have always been a great believer that proper lure presentation is overwhelmingly the greatest factor in what a fish will bite and what it won’t.
I know there are many – maybe even most – who will disagree with me. But on one recent excursion, my partner and I were fishing dramatically different lure colors. On one hand we fished bright, colorful lures typical of many crappie offerings. However, we also fished minnow imitations – dramatically different, if not polar opposites of the other lures.
Which caught the most?
Watch and learn.