When fishing for clear water smallmouths, always keep things natural! Use baits that look and move like the bass’ local forage, and stick to deeper, darker water and shallower areas with heavy cover.
Articles on baits and lures for various fish species in both lakes, rivers, and the sea.
Bluegill stay in or very close to heavy cover in clear water conditions. You should approach them stealthily and use baits and lures that look as realistic as possible. Red, brown, silver or black colors can work very well for clear water gills.
When targeting muskie in clear water conditions, stick to high retrieve speed lures such as bucktails, soft plastic jerk baits, and crankbaits. The best lures colors for clear water musky include black, white, and gold.
When fishing for musky in murky water, go with lures that produce a lot of sound and vibration. Topwater lures, wobbling crankbaits, and double-bladed bucktails all work great in such conditions. When it comes to lure colors, both white, chartreuse, and black have proven most successful.
Crappie fishing in clear water is super fun and can produce impressive results. If you stick to white, chartreuse, and red jigs, inline spinners, or spinnerbaits, you’ll be sure to hook up with some great slabs.
Knowing how to catch crappie in muddy water comes down to lure and bait selection. Going with minnows on the natural side and black and chartreuse colors when going artificial will put you in the best possible position to catch crappie in muddy water.