can fish see color?

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Yes they can. Fish have cones in their eyes to detect colors. Reds and yellows are visible in shallow water. They begin to fade to gray in deeper water but blues and greens are are still visible. Bass here in the U.S. sometimes become selective on a color pattern if they are feeding heavily on one prey species. Some lakes have "favorite colors" that seem to catch more fish. Those colors become so popular that the color pattern itself is widely know, like "Table Rock Shad" is chartreuse belly with purple back. "Lake Fork Red" is a blood red often used on lipless crankbaits.

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