August 27, 2015
On occasion, I find that my soft plastics or jig trailers need a little extra kick to get the attention of fish. When fishing conditions are tough, or if I need my plastics to stand out a little more, I like to dip them in chartreuse, garlic liquid.
The garlic will mask any unnatural odors if fishing pressure is high. The chartreuse coloring also brings more attention to the lure. This is especially useful if the water color is stained. If fishing a plastic worm, I'll usually dip the last third of the worm. For creature baits and jig trailers I typically only dip the tails.
The chartreuse coloring can be particularly effective in clear water, especially if you're chasing smallmouth. I'm not sure what it is about chartreuse, but that color seems to drive brown fish crazy. Next time fishing gets tough, make your plastics glow.