When choosing silicone baits, sometimes you feel dizzy from the variety of color palettes, a very large number of colors and shades, even two-color baits are already normal. And it is very difficult for a fisherman sometimes to determine the color of the one he will catch. It is believed that there are natural colors, for example, transparent, light, silver, machine oil or beer colors and so on, and there are provocative colors that are bright, such as the most common lemon yellow, bright green, two-tone colors of watermelon, glamorous pink.
Of course, in my arsenal of lures, both small, medium and large, the majority are mostly silicone natural baits, of course there are bright provocateurs, but they are much smaller in number and variety of shapes. It’s both vibro-tails and twisters, which probably work more on the pike, but it’s like someone. Of course, I do not always catch these baits, but on the contrary, I begin to use them in those situations when there are no bites on the natural color of the bait.
When I stand on the shore and catch, I often watch other fishermen, whether they catch and on what type and color of bait, and I also see that they catch with bright baits and even in clear cold water, and sometimes successfully. It probably depends more on the belief in the color of the bait, and maybe I just need to start paying more attention to the bright baits in order to collect statistics on catchability, because they really catch.
There were such fishing when I equipped a bright bait I began to catch a predator very well, both in summer and in autumn and winter, but in my fishing practice it is not so often. Basically this is a pike or perch, at times less often caught zander, but it probably depends on the specifics of the reservoir, the transparency of the water, the light and the mood in which the fish.
In winter, the water is clear and, in theory, dark colors should work better, but at the same time they also catch bright ones. So it turns out that there is no specific rule in this or that situation to use a bright or natural color, although it is believed that clear water works better in clear water, and bright ones in muddy water, but all this is conditional. For example, in winter, I jigged in very clear water in a perch on a bright-colored Haro bait, and in the fall I caught a large pike on a bright Nukki vibro-tail.
You just need to experiment more often with the color of the bait and push a little bit, maybe then there will be more confidence in the subtlety of bright color all year round.