Mostly color blind but I don't think the colors are just a gimmick; the contrast between some colors is more dramatic even if you can't discern the colors. And even if you can only see shades of gray, some shades will be preferable to others.Heck it's all a gimmick. Fish are like deer there color blind lol
Please elaborate. Are you saying they possibly are seeing the shadow of the plug or are seeing the shades of gray as shadows?Could also be that fish are seeing a shadow. ...... ICM
You want to catch a fish spray paint it chartruese, you want to make money? Pay $18 to have it hand painted to look like a leopard frog. It'll catch fisherman even in the heat of the day or the cold of the winterI've always wondered at the frog pattern on many topwater baits. Top is leopard frog spots, bottom is yellow. I guess occasionally the spots might show on baits that ride low, but the fish will mostly see the yellow belly(or some shade of gray).
Of course the fisherman sees the spots on top.........
From what I have read from researchers, they tend to agree that the spot on their tail is to help them escape predation. It is really pretty awesome.I agree with the silhouette theory. The water disturbance and white belly flash when a baitfish turns probably attracts more attention than any color on the sides. I know from having fish in an aquarium, they like to hit bait in the head if possible. Wonder if the red head gives contrast for the eyes on the lure, identifying the head end? Always wondered if a red drum spot on the tail was a fake eye, helping them escape more often.