Blind Attack Coloured Fishing Lure Technique
The method in which people fish using fishing lures varies on a number of factors, however what many people do not understand is that the colour of the lure provides an excellent method to completely camouflage the lure so that all fish will attack your lure blindly, without making direct contact via sight.
The right coloured lures, although the colour may seem strange to us, actually helps greatly to increase your catches, provided it is matched correctly to the water. This article explains how to make the correct lure colour choice.
Remember to choose a lure colour the same as the water colour
Many fishers often neglect to notice the water colour or the surroundings before throwing in a lure, many times fishers will use a realistic looking fishing lure as they have some success in all conditions, however this is not the most productive way to fish. When was the last time you looked at the water colour before choosing a lure? Or when was the last time you looked at a lure in the fishing shop and decided that this colour would be perfect for your local lake or river, rather than by how it looks to you.
This is why I have created this article, 100 years ago most people would fish using strange coloured lures, that looked somewhat realistic but had strange patterns or colours which are not found in actual fish, or even in any fish in the water column you are targeting.
The method being taught today is to trick your fish, choose a lure where by the colour is impossible for fish to spot before attacking, hence it will rely on only vibration and sounds in the water to hit your artificial bait, eliminating totally the requirement that the fish must visually see and assess your lure before making that final winning strike for the fisher.
Below I will list the most common colour lures, remember that non-realistic lures are much cheaper than other lures, so by having the correct array of cheap coloured fishing lures, you can not only catch more fish but also save money.
Black Coloured Lures
Black lures are perfect for fishing at night when there isn't much light on the water, if there is a strong reflection of the moon onto the water and the water is fairly clear, this isn't the best time to use black lures.
Brown Coloured Lures
Muddy minimal to no visibility waters are perfect for brown fishing lures, they also work really well at night.
Green Coloured Lures
Green is perfect in conditions where the water appears a green colour, mostly this is often due to surrounding trees, grasses and foliage. If the water has a green reflection on it, then green lures are ideal to use.
Orange and Yellow Coloured Lures
Direct sun onto the water can cast a yellow to orange reflection, this is the best time to use orange or yellow fishing lures.
Blue Coloured Lures
Waters which have a blue colour from them are perfect for blue lures, deeper water normally produces a dark blue water which has high visibility, shallow waters or even regular waters with some reflection of the sky can cast a more lightly coloured blue reflection. Choose a lure of the same colour and shade as the water.
Gold / Silver Lures
Gold and silver are more likely to be assessed visually by the fish, while they work, they rely on the fish deciding that visually this is actually something it is familiar with and will want to eat.
Bright days with lots of white clouds is perfect for white fishing lures, as is patchy cloud days with bright sun. Works best is slightly murky waters with some visibility.
Realistic Pattern Lures
Realistic lures will work in all condition but may not be best, as they provide a visual element for the fish to assess before striking, often better results can come from less fancy lures as the camouflage technique is often superior, if you want to fish in all conditions though and aren't too keen on catching as many fish as possible, then