Tips For The Beginner (part 2)

Choosing Worm Or Lizzard Colors

lizzard colors for the beginnerWhen looking at plastic worms-French fries-lizards and other plastic baits, if I said there is a rainbow of colors to choose from I wouldn’t be stretching it a bit. Here are some basic colors that will work for Shay day in-day out in our middle Tennessee Lakes. There are many other colors that will work as well-but just go slow and choose wisely.

As far as worm length you can stay with a 6 inch or 7 inch worm in most of our lakes. That doesn’t mean that you won’t catch fish on a 10 inch worm-or on a 4 inch worm but Shay has found that the 6 & 7 inch worms produce more strikes over the course of the day.

worm colors for the beginner Clear Water: Green Pumpkin-Pumpkin Seed-RootBeer-Black and Black/Blue are Shay’s choices.  In clear water don’t overlook a slim straight tailed worm. These fall a little faster and the fish can see them easily.

Dingy Water: Red Bug-June Bug-Electric Purple and Electric Blue are Shays

Favorites: In dingy to muddy water opt for a fatter ribbon tailed worm that will produce more under water vibrations which the fish will feel many times before they can see them.

Specialty Worms:  Colors for floating worms-trick worms and wacky worms range from white-bubblegum-cotton candy and yellow.


Related Bass Fishing Articles:
Tips For The Beginner (Part 1) Equipment.
Tips For The Beginner (Part 2) You are here.
Tips For The Beginner (Part 3) Choosing Hooks and Weights.
Tips For The Beginner (Part 4) Techniques
Tips For The Beginner (Part 5) Techniques Continued.

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