Chart: Selecting Patterns Based on Water Clarity
Water clarity is one of the biggest factors to take into account when choosing an appropriate lure pattern. Here is a simple chart that can help you narrow down which NCB pattern to use. Some of the more versatile patterns may show up in multiple sections. Typically, lighter more natural colored patterns become more effective with increasing visibility. The opposite is true for darker colors. It is important to note that these are generalizations based only on water clarity. Other factors such as time of day and season may also come into play.