Short answer is lure color matters very little if you look at fishing from a scientific prospective. Water absorbs and blocks different wavelengths of light, effectively making colors disappear and light travels into the water column. Red lures disappear first, followed by orange, yellow, green, blue and finally black. Fish “shiny” silver and gold lures on sunny days to reflect light and make the fishing lure more visible to fish. Throw fluorescent lures on cloudy days to take advantage of the increased UV light waves. Overall color is probably more a psychological part of fishing than a scientific one. Focus on lure size, action and speed to catch more fish. Great article at Fix.com sums it up.
Ice fishing is fairly simple and affordable to get into. All you need are a few rods, some jigs and an auger all of which can be carried in a 5-gallon bucket. The most important aspect of ice fishing is safety! Know your ice conditions and fish with a buddy. Field & Stream sums up everything you need to know.
Taking a child fishing is rewarding and making sure their experience is a good one is key to keep them coming back to the water. If your child is able to cast and reel without much assistance, the best fishing rod out there is the Ugly Stick GX2 Youth Combo. Ugly Stick has a history of great kids rods. This combo is unmatched in quality and ease of use. Pick one up at local retailers for $39.99.
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