Friday, July 18, 2008

The Lure of Chartreuse

Chartreuse … it’s an awkward color with a beautiful French name. You either love it or hate it and that's why it’s worth taking a closer look at how you can tap the power of this color in the underwater world of marine life.

Each species of fish sees color a little differently. For example, walleyes have more green color receptors in their eyes than anything else. Therefore chartreuse is a great color for walleye fishing. Other fish (such as Northerns) have more red receptors than other fish species.

The right colored lure should also consider depth, water clarity, time of day, and cloud conditions. Chartreuse is a color that retains its hue in poor light conditions better than any others. Maybe that also explains the chartreuse-yellow used on emergency vehicles in the US even though the color receptors in the human eye are superior to fish.

Summer break - Gone fishing

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