Anything green pumpkin

soft-plastic bass fishing stick worm with dye

Adding a little chartreuse to the back of almost any bait that comes in green pumpkin is perhaps the most common use of dipping dye and dye markers. If you look at most bream in the water, they’ll have a little light green to bluish hue to their tails. Dipping the tips of a green pumpkin lizard, stick bait, craw or other soft plastic does a great job of creating a similar color to what you’d see out of many small baitfish like this.

That little chartreuse tail or tip of a claw kicking along in the water looks very similar to a bream swimming or trying to escape. I have personally seen it happen several times where we’d either be getting a few bites or none at all and then myself or the angler with whom I was fishing marked up that last inch or so of the bait and it’s like you turned on a light switch. The fish just went to biting. It likely doesn’t hurt either that the dye typically has a strong scent to it. Not always 100% sure which of the two is responsible for the increase in production, but it definitely works.