Sight Fishing Lure Experiment: What Role Does Lure Color Play?

Welcome back for another sight fishing lure experiment!

In this test, I was curious to see the role lure color plays (if any) in catching more fish while sight casting.

What role does color ultimately play in sight fishing???

Sight Fishing Lure Experiment [VIDEO]

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Set Up For Both Lures

On-The-Water Action

The first fish of the day was cruising a shoreline eating baitfish so I tossed my lure over and actually spooked the fish off a bit.

But I waited until the right moment to place another cast in its path and it took it!

I caught the first fish using the Gold Digger Mulligan.

The Gold Digger is a black-bodied lure with gold and silver flakes sprinkled throughout.

Not too long after the first fish, I threw out the Gold Digger again and hooked into another solid fish.

I was dialing into these fish by looking for tiny grass shrimp jumping out of the water that these fish were chasing.

I did also get a solid bite on the Slam Shady with a dyed tail in between those fish on the Gold Digger.

One of the major factors of sight fishing is staying stealthy and using your presentations to intercept fish as they cruise along.

Often when I am fishing tall grass lines, I’ll cast my lure into the grass and let it sit there until I see the fish get close.

Then, I’ll gently lift my rod tip up to pull the lure into the water and make little to no splash.

This presents a very natural offering to the fish.

Do not try this with open-faced jigheads!!

Make sure you are using weedless hooks if you choose to use this method.

A little while later, I hooked into a redfish on the Slam Shady with a chartreuse tail!

The final tally (including all bites because the lure did its job) was 2 for the Slam Shady and 2 for the Gold Digger.

Something else to keep in mind is that all of the fish caught were actively feeding fish.

So, it was not so much about lure color on this trip, but it was all about finding active-feeding fish.

Lure color will play a much larger role when you are targeting fish that are not actively feeding.

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Steven Free
4 months ago

Agreed and also the water clarity I believe has a big factor in if the fish can see the lure or not we here in northeast fl jax and st augustine area deal with stained to muddy water conditions more then the rest of florida does and I have found anything with gold copper or chartruse seems to be the best colors for these conditions white is also great but if I choose white I want it to have some kind of gold flakes in it I only use natural colors in the cooler or cold months of the year like very early spring or late fall into winter because that’s when the water here is the clearest anyways thanks for the info and all you do😉👍

Terry McLaughlin
4 months ago

Thanks for the video Pat. Hope to see you soon – June ? in the Space coast area

Robert Stewart
4 months ago

Enjoyed the video, Pat. Look forward to meeting you on May 20th in Winter Haven at the Salt Strong Insiders party. Tight linrs.


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