fishing lure colours

QUICK GUIDE TO FISHING LURE COLOURS AND WATER CONDITIONS

Have you ever wondered if fishing lure colours change underwater? Here we take a quick look at water colours and lure colours and the relationship between them.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Silver and gold lures often work better on sunny days because they have more direct sunlight to reflect. Silver and gold fishing lures are actually near invisible during cloudy weather. On cloudy days UV light is much stronger. Fluorescent fishing lures are particularly bright on a cloudy day because more UV rays lighten up the fishing lure.

TURBIDITY

• Because storms and flooding bring runoff from rivers and stir up clay, black lures work best in murky waters
• When algae levels are high due to extra sunlight and often coincidental to human activity, two-tone lures are easier for fish to see
• In brown or brackish waters, dark coloured lures work best

WHAT ABOUT LIGHT ABSORPTION AND FISHING LURE COLOUR

• Red fishing lures can be seen to about 20”
• Orange coloured fishing lures can be seen to about 30”
• Yellow fishing lures can be seen to about 60”
• Green coloured fishing lures can be seen to about 70”
• Blue coloured fishing lures can be seen to about 90”
• Black coloured fishing lures can be seen to about 100”

 


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Jackson Williams
jacksonw@dinga.com.au

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.