If you've had the opportunity to hit area ponds, streams, and/or lakes this spring you've encountered different types of water. When you fished those bodies of water, did you know the color of your lure could make a difference depending on the color of the water where you were fishing?

So you go out with your rod and reel and your tacklebox full of lures. You're certain that you've got the right colors to help you wherever you may be fishing but how do you know which color is best suited for where you're fishing? Does it make a difference?

According to an article from the farmersalmanac.com, it can make all the difference! So if it's imperative that you have the right color depending on the water where you're fishing, how do you know which one to choose?

According to the article on the Farmer's Almanac:

Certain bodies of water (and their color) can affect the way your lures look under water, and this can be the deciding factor in whether or not the fish “take the bait.”

There's three common shades of water. For our area you're more likely to see green (most often caused by algae in the water) and red. Red is very common, and to our eyes it looks brown and sometimes even a rusty red-tinged shade. This depends on the stirring of sediments.

So what lures should you use? In green water,  bright greens and yellows are the color of choice.

For the reddish colored water, according to the article:

 Red, orange and yellow lures might actually get brighter or lighter in shade while blues and greens turn dark. So to catch a fish’s attention, opt for red, orange, or yellow.

So there you go! Good luck on your next time out on the water!