can fish see color?
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:37 AM
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.
Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:57 PM
I hope so, if not I'm spending alot money and wasting time on painting.
Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:43 PM
Yes better than humans actually,here's some good links on bass vision:
Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:23 PM
Ever fished with someone using the same bait as you but their's was a different color and they caught all the fish? That answers the question.
Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:33 AM
that is all i need to know, now got to go back to the work bench,