Why Crawfish Change Colors

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Most of us have walked the shorelines of our local pond and streams, flipped over a few rocks then suddenly see a crawfish or two scurry away.

why crawfish change colors

When that happened, did you ever notice that the color patterns of the different crawfish are often different?

I know I have thinking it was simply a color change to help the crawfish blend in with the environment and escape detection of roaming predators…

Well according to bass pro Michael Murphy, it’s actually a little more complicated than that as he explains in the following short video… enjoy!

So I guess the next time I am working a crawfish bite, I’ll pay a little more attention to the water clarity, presence of vegetation, etc. to help select the best bait color for those conditions!


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