Phantom is always that color. The hybrids love it. It's easy on their eyes so they can feed shallow more often.It warms up quick due to viscosity. It's a clay bottom lake and a catch for all the west Texas dust. It still good for swimming when its warm. Ya have to use loud lures to catch fish.It will clear up slightly but I have never seen over 2-3 feet visibility in the water so ya could swim naked if you are into that sort of thing. LOL (I'm not) Just saying ya could.