DarkShadow wrote:panda_slicks86 wrote:just remember fishing lures are designed first and foremost to catch a fisherman its second job is hopefully catch fish and as far as color go's i pretty much just stick to certain 4-5 colors at most, for everything... plastics / cranks / topwater ect....... action trumps color 90% of the time on most waters. just my opinion tho.... guess i dont want to be stuck with bait colors that dont produce.
In gin clear water like I'm used to fishing, a black topwater bait during the day would produce a very awkward silhouette, IMHO.
There is an idea out there that a black topwater actually produces a smaller, tighter silhouette, or maybe more accurately a true outline of the size of the bait. Supposedly useful for smallies that may be a little bit size shy from time to time. It gives them a comfortable read on the size of the bait, and if it's the right size they are more willing to inspect it rather than just shy away from the vague commotion that lighter topwaters can make. I don't know if its true at all...