DARK GROUNDBAITS ARE BEST
10 ALL baits appear a lot brighter underwater, especially when viewed against the lakebed, so it pays to darken up your groundbaits, especially if the water is clear.
Fish will tend to be a little unsettled over light-coloured groundbaits, so if I am fishing on the deck a dark mix is always used.
Many popular groundbaits are also available in a black version, and these are the ones to go for at this time of year.
Even though they appear black to us on the bank, drop a handful in the margins and you’ll notice that they soon lighten up to a more natural shade that blends in with the bottom.