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Here are some general guidelines for selecting the right color to match the situation:
1. Clear Water. Color selection is critical when faced with clear conditions as fish are able to give baits a serious once-over from a distance. In clear water—match the hatch. I hate using that all-so-tired cliché, but it is so applicable. Clear water dictates a pattern that closely mimics the predominant baitfish in the particular bay, bayou, river, flat or blue water you are fishing. If it is killifish, then use a killifish pattern. Knowledge of the local water always helps with clear-water color selections.
2. Semi-Stained Water. In mildly stained water, opt for relatively neutral colors. Why this may be hard to believe, in the water, blue, red and orange all appear neutral.
3. Overcast, Dark Days. When overcast, opt for dark colors; these include black, gold and varying shades of gray.
4. Bright, Clear Days. On bright, bluebird days lean toward light colors. These include white, chartreuse, chrome and silver.