Shad Bass

what color lures should i use when fishing for bass?

what colors should i use during the morning?midday? and at sunset?
also for what colors of water?
any other tips on baits?

I agree with Russ, time of day is irrelevant. There are two initial things to consider when choosing color.
(1) Clarity of the Water- if it is clear or slightly stained (brown or green)stick with the natural colors like shad, bass, craw fish,ad so on. For dingy or muddy water you need the brighter colors like chartreuse. fluorescent orange or white.

(2) The Type of Day- You have to think backwards about this one. If it is sunny then break out the brighter colors; if it is cloudy then stay with the colors like blue, grey or dark green and brown.

You want to imitate the colors of the natural bait. If it is cloudy, most of the natural bait appears like dark shadows and you don't want to be throwing a bright chartreuse and white bait. On a sunny day the natural bait will appear brighter because the sun will reflect of their scales and skin making them appear brighter, thus you don't want to be offering something drab and dark.

The other factor is the season and what bait is available. Imitate whatever color you think is out; worms, craw fish, frogs, shad minnows? When the shad minnows are running you don't want to be throwing a worm you need to be throwing a crankbait or a grub.

Fish are smarter than we give them credit for so you have to think like a fish!

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