The Changing Colors of the Fall and Northern Lights Lures
In the fall with the lakes in transition, and the leaves changing colors, have you ever thought that maybe our lures should change colors as well? It can be difficult to decide the correct color of lure to use this time of year. Anglers must consider the water clarity and the type of forage the bass are feeding on and how the time of day affects the brightness of sky to choose a lure color. One thing that many anglers do not know and lure manufactures do not advertise is that the dept the fish are found will also affect the choice of color in a lure. All colors are affected by this phenomenon of light rays..
After the spawn bass are feeding on shad, small bream, perch and bluegill, making lures colored in greens, blues and other natural colors that resemble these fish are more effective in specific lakes. In dark or muddy water bright colors such as chartreuse, yellow and orange seem to get the attention of bass better than other colors. One thing that lure manufactures have long over looked or ignored is that fish see colors different depending on depth (and clarity) due to a prism effect as light (or heat energy) is absorbed by the water. We see this above water when we see different colors in a rainbow. Below the surface of water, the time of day will effect the perception of color to a fish as the sun changes angles crossing the sky.
What Northern Lights has done with their Spectra Baits is to give the lures a boost in visibility to bass. The lures actually change colors as they enter different temperatures in the water columns. As anglers know, bass are not only seeking food, but also comfort, as they look for oxygen and the best water temperature. As you can see in this video, the lures change with a slight variation in water temperature.
Now that fall has arrived, the bass are schooling and starting to chase bait fish into the shallow creeks, and matching the bait in color with a lure is always the best choice. Hours of research and time on the water with trial and error, has proven to anglers that there are no set "rules" in selecting color of lure to fish. As the bass hold at different depths, their perception of color changes, and only Northern Lights Lures compensate the natural illusion with a bleeding, color change. This innovation will turn the head of bass.
I have learned when Mother Nature changes the colors of the leaves I have to change the color of my lures I use. And Spectra Baits from Northern Lights is like getting several baits for the price of one. The company has even covered the night with their glow baits. Bass and Walleye both seem to be attracted to the warm glow that they have never seen before. These lures work the same for walleye, musky, and almost all species freshwater as well as saltwater.Happy Fishing!