All these colors are the same right? To many crappie anglers, they will most certainly tell you yes. I have caught so many crappie on baits with chartreuse tails, that I definitely lean that way first nearly every time.
But I have had my eyes opened more times than I care to count now fishing with other good crappie anglers about how color matters when the weather makes the bite slower, the water color varies or the fish are heavily pressured. I have also had Garmin Livescope show me on numerous occasions that they simply do not react to certain colors at certain times. We could spend the rest of our lives trying to figure out why that is. I’ll save you the time. It just is.
But a year ago I stumbled onto something I think might help other crappie fishermen.