Fishing for blackbass with topwater lures. Do colors increase the chances of catching a fish?
Hello everyone and welcome to this part of my blog dedicated to lure fishing. My name is Wallid Guergour, I am a boilermaker - welder in everyday life. My blog is on this theme but I also want to talk about my passions like drawing, computer programming and especially fishing lures (blackbass, pike, etc. ....)
Natural or flashy color for my lures?
In this article, I will talk about the color of topwater lures. The most important criterion on the quality of topwater lures is the color. Let's assume that the fish will attack the lure from below, so it will already be able to distinguish the lure's silhouette. Then you have to make the difference between solid and transparent colors. Transparency can affect the silhouette of the lure by the sunlight and a solid color can better define the silhouette of the lure. In some cases, for the same color, the level of transparency of your lure can have consequences on your fishing. The topwater lure is for me extremely complicated to use for competition fishing because it also plays on other plans, for example its buoyancy, some really float horizontally and others a little more obliquely. When a blackbass or a pike attacks on a break in the animation, this criterion (buoyancy) takes all its importance. So a more natural color will be more interesting on a lure that will stand straight in the water when stopped. It is also necessary to take into account the place where we fish. For example, when fishing on the edge of the water, the fish will see your lure from the side, so the angle of attack will allow the fish to distinguish the color of your lure. A day with a particular sunny weather, some clouds, in clear water. On a stickbait or a popper, the color has a major importance because on some lures animations. As soon as you pause the animation and the fish have time to come, the difference becomes enormous on lures that have a UV point, a natural color, a certain transparency.
In general if I don't have much light I use lures with a white belly with a nice contrast on the back. On a fishing of edge with a little sun, a metallic color ayu and color well full when I fish on herbariums. As for the evening, I particularly like white lures or transparent yellow backs. Some colors also have the double advantage of being able to see the lure from a distance and thus to "better" manage its animation. This is especially the case with white lures. For white lures, we also have a choice of several color variations. For example, some white lures are slightly pearly. I like a spot not far from my home, a beach of a lake full of blackbass (beautiful piece in this lake as this beautiful blackbass of 45cm). For example the shade "bone white", an opaque white, which offers little reflection to the light and which will give off a halo around the lure and will enlarge the silhouette of the lure. For example, as a white lure I like this one. A white "OSP bent minnow" slightly pearly. It is not a topwater but it illustrates perfectly the subject of this article. Because its body is curved, which gives it a rather erratic swim and which allows me with a few strokes of the rod and a rest phase to imitate a dying bleak. It is a lure with which I had quite a lot of results on pike and blackbass.
lures for perch
A bluish color is particularly effective on perch because they hunt a lot of small fish like bleak. Ditto for the perch color can also be interesting to trigger the aggressiveness of the fish. The colored sheaths, the feathers for example help enormously on the pauses..