Boilies are now available in hundreds of different sizes, tastes and colours. Many carp anglers therefore ask themselves again and again whether the choice of color has an influence on the biting behavior and whether boilies in certain colors are better suited at certain times. Or can the color simply be neglected, because this is the sole result of the boilie's list of ingredients?
In our opinion boilie color plays a crucial role in carp fishing and can definitely induce more bites if used correctly. In the following we would like to show you exactly when you should prefer which color variants and on which waters it makes sense.
We want to show you two types of approaches to choosing your boilie colors.
Approach #1 - Choosing color based on the season
The "cold" season means the time when the water temperature is below 10 - 8 °C. From this time on, you should increasingly rely on light-colored boilies. In recent years, lures in white or light beige and even pink have proven to be extremely effective as extremely effective colors.
During this phase of the year, the carp are no longer very active and in the mood to eat, which is why we try to arouse the interest of the carp with very bright, eye-catching colors and perhaps convince them to bite.
The situation is different in the "warm" season. Here we are talking from 8 - 10°C water temperature. The carp are slowly becoming more active again and need to regain their strength after the hibernation. Now you should go for more muted colors like brown, dark red or black, because these colors are very similar to the food of the carp and the carp will hopefully be less afraid to eat our bait.
Approach #2 - Choosing color based on fishing pressure
1.LOW FISHING WATERS!
Unlike the season, many carp anglers base their lure color choice on the fishing pressure of the particular body of water. For example, some carp anglers like to use flashy bait colors in waters or rivers that are rarely fished, because the carp here are still very curious and open-minded and have not yet had so many negative experiences.
On such waters, colored boilies or light-colored boilies can entice the carp to bite out of sheer curiosity.
2. HEAVY FISHED WATERS!
The situation is different in heavily fished waters. Here the carp usually know our boilies and eat them with great caution. Here it makes sense that we try to choose our boilie color in such a way that it comes as close as possible to the natural food of the carp, so that the carp can hardly or not at all become suspicious.
It can often make sense to do without boilies completely and prefer to use particles such as corn, tiger nuts or chickpeas.
Our tip for a simple approach
If you like to try things out and maybe have a little more time, it can be extremely effective for you if you equip your rods with different bait colors.
For example, a light boilie on one rod and a dark boilie on the other rod. Then you just see what happens and depending on where you get the multiple bites, you change the colors of the other rods.
This is often the quickest way to find out the most effective bait you should be fishing with.
By the way, this tip comes from carp anglers who prefer to fish with artificial corn and choose the most effective color in this way!
We hope that we were able to help you a little further with this and would be very happy if you would let us know your experiences or opinions in the comments below!