What color lure should I use for crappie fishing?

What color lure should I use for crappie fishing?

When you try to figure out what color works best for crappie fishing, you need to consider what kind of water you are fishing in and how deep it is. The deeper the water becomes, the less color and light that is allowed to show up. Knowing this little bit of knowledge will help you understand that different color lures are needed for different depths of water. White lures are universal and will work well for any type of water if you prefer an easy to use one color lure. For those who are more interested in being specific with their crappie fishing, it is best to have a multitude of colors available. The general rule is to consider the colors of the rainbow and how they are laid out; red, orange, yellow, green, and then blue. The red is used in deep water while the blue is good for shallow water. As you go from the deep water to a shallow water depth, the colors change as per the list of colors. You can also use a black lure in the deepest water for an all around lure. If you are not sure about the depth of the water, use a white lure or try the different colors until you find one that works for your fishing spot. Basically, where you fish for crappie is the deciding factor in the particular color you choose. It is basically a trial and error experience but when you find the right one, the fishing will be the best.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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