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Can salmon see lures at night?

Asked: Carl Leger, Last Updated:

They see more in the ultra-violet range than we can. Atlantic salmon see better at night than they do during the day. The best Atlantic salmon fishing in the Great Lakes is almost always at night. Violet and dark violet lures are the best for night fishing.

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