Chartreuse Tail vs. Natural Color Test [Power Prawns Nearshore]
The nearshore bite has been hot lately, so I decided to do some color testing… Chartreuse tail (Shrimptreuse) vs. Natural.
What I found was shocking given that a seemingly small color change seemed to make a massive difference for getting the big fish to bite.
The first day my wife had all of the big fish action when I gave her the shrimptreuse color, and then I had all of the action the following day when I was fishing with Joe and I claimed to lure with the chartreuse tail.
Here’s a fun video showing the action:
Chartreuse Tail vs. Natural Test
- Lure 1: Power Prawn USA – Shrimptreuse
- Lure 2: Power Prawn USA – Original
- Jighead: Hoss Weedless Football – 3/4 oz with 5/0 Hook
- Reel: Daiwa BG MQ – 3000
- Rod: TFO Tactical Inshore MH 10 – 20 lb line
- Mainline: J-Braid 8 Grand – 20 lb
- Leader: Ande Mono – 30 lb
- Scent: Dr. Juice Saltwater Slam Exclusive Scent
Lure color can make a difference in some cases, so I’ll be sure to document as much testing as I can for us all to be able to have some data to support our colors used based on the conditions.
So far, it seems like the Chartreuse tail is helpful when the visibility is low vs. the natural which seems to get the top bites after the sun is higher up in the sky.
But much more testing is needed in order to say that for certain.
Please share any findings you’ve had for color options like these using the Comments section below.
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