Pro's Pointer #17

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Crankbaits come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors.

Tuesday, Johnnie Candle's Pro's Pointer is on color; more specifically, which color to pick while out on the water.

Johnnie Candle, NWC World Walleye Champion & N.D. Fishing Hall of Famer:

"Choosing what color of lure to fish with often seems to be an overwhelming task. There are a lot of factors to help us figure it out. Things like how much light we're dealing with or how dirty is the water. But, one thing you might not have thought of in the past that can help us pick the right color is how much bait is in an area that we are fishing.

If we are fishing in an area where there is not a lot of baitfish, it only makes sense to use natural colors like smelt, shad or yellow perch. We know that these are things that walleye or game fish eat, and it only makes sense to give them what they want.

If we're in an area that seems overrun with baitfish and we still want to try to catch a few for ourselves. Colors like fire tiger, disco perch and kryptonite‚Äč let our offering stand out from the crowd and it makes it a little bit easier for the game fish to see.

Over the years, I've always been that guy that said color might not matter that much but you know what? The more of these tips I do the more I start to realize I just might be the reason they make all of these silly colors. I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this week's Pro's Pointer."

Next week, Johnnie wraps-up his 23rd-season of Pro's Pointers on KFYR-TV, KQCD-TV, KUMV-TV and KMOT-TV.