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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    I've been having good luck with different colors of UV tape, Stickers, and UV paint. Dirty water Chartruese, clear water pink, blue, black has been pretty good.

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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    I use chartreuse beads and was slaying them for a few mornings last week. Lol.

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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    Double bladed red been putting some limits in boats as of late... 😀

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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    I'm mostly a river angler and for river salmon CHARTREUSE is the color to use.

    RED = forgetaboutit

    Good info and insight in the thread,

    Here they come!

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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    Quote Originally Posted by BarMan View Post
    A lot of small fish in the deep reefs are red or orange, excellent camo where red=black, yellow=white but blue still comes through! When I first started fishing the deep reefs (over 30yrs ago) I thought that the color red would be a warning color. Animals with bright red and/or yellow are generally toxic in one way or another. Not so in deep H2O. I think that Vibration and Contrast become the major attractants. Bars get fish because they are shiney and erratic, swim baits get fish because they contrast and vibrate. My 2 cents.
    +1 you should see my garage and the fish attractions are everywhere....Jetspray
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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    Quote Originally Posted by BarMan View Post
    A lot of small fish in the deep reefs are red or orange, excellent camo where red=black, yellow=white but blue still comes through! When I first started fishing the deep reefs (over 30yrs ago) I thought that the color red would be a warning color. Animals with bright red and/or yellow are generally toxic in one way or another. Not so in deep H2O. I think that Vibration and Contrast become the major attractants. Bars get fish because they are shiney and erratic, swim baits get fish because they contrast and vibrate. My 2 cents.

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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    Quote Originally Posted by monkey916 View Post
    I think since its the first to disappear... The fish see it as black which is easily seen in contrast to the water's background... The dark silhouette is easy to spot... My favorite Salmon jig is red/black but in most cases I fish it... It just appears black
    ... So yeah it's to catch the fisherman also...

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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    A lot of small fish in the deep reefs are red or orange, excellent camo where red=black, yellow=white but blue still comes through! When I first started fishing the deep reefs (over 30yrs ago) I thought that the color red would be a warning color. Animals with bright red and/or yellow are generally toxic in one way or another. Not so in deep H2O. I think that Vibration and Contrast become the major attractants. Bars get fish because they are shiney and erratic, swim baits get fish because they contrast and vibrate. My 2 cents.

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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    Read an article written by an eye doctor who happened to be a avid fisherman and he stated that fish are in fact color blind. Wow what a surprise you should see my tackle box with every color under the sun. He pointed out the that the variety of colors we use all show up differently in a black and white world. Depth an light available all play a role in how an object may be seen. So many factors I don't think we will ever figure it out but I did find the concept interesting.

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    Re: Colors and fishing lures.

    I have seen a simple color change work on deep fish. Same lure and presentation. That I find baffling?.
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