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SKY CONDITIONS AND COLOR

Delawarebass
Delawarebass

Delaware,US

Posted Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:34 am
SKY CONDITIONS AND COLOR
SKY CONDITIONS AND COLOR

Many people don't pay enough attention to the sky conditions during the day.The changing conditions of the sky dictate what color you should be using. When fishing minnow type lures, keep in mind that shiny colors like silver and gold loose their effectiveness under heavy cloud cover. In clear water, silver or gold can be rendered nearly invisible when the sun goes behind the clouds, because they reflect the grayness around them instead of the sunlight. When this happens we always switch to a bone or a pearl-white color. Jigs, Creature baits, and other bottom type lures can be hard for bass to see under dark skies. When this happens we use the same browns and blacks that we use in the muddier water, even if the water is clear, but it has become cloudy or very dark. Chartreuse is another excellent color when its cloudy. We found that Chartreuse is more effective on small lures such as grubs and small crankbaits. We just use it as a secondary color on the larger baits in these conditions. Just the right amount of a bright color such as orange or chartreuse can attract bass, just as too much of a bright color can sometimes turn them off! The best thing to do as a rule is to add bright colors to the baits a little at a time until you determine what the bass want. Once, in Virginia, the bass absolutely wouldn't hit any lig you had unless it had a small fleck of Chartreuse on the trailer. Too much and they ignored it.

Tight Lines, Steve http://thebasscollege.com

THE BASS COLLEGE

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