How to choose the right fishing lure
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If you're fishing with natural baits you know the struggle to prepare them for each fishing trip. But, with lures it's completely different. You just need to have one set of lures that can be used over and over again to catch multiple fish. Especially when you chose products with good material quality that can last for a long period. So, by choosing lures you can benefit of many advantages:
- You will no longer suffer from natural bait mess.
- Lures gut hook fewer fish, this is when the fish swallows completely the bait.
- Fish targeting is easier.
- Test quickly multiple types of lures because they are easy to be changed.
The design of lures can be separated in two major categories:
- Imitation of movements and shapes of small fishes, insects, crustacean, etc.
- Attraction by special movements, colors or a reflective surface. In that case the fish bite by curiosity because it has never seen a similar creature before.
The design of fishing lures will depend on the targeted fish species or the group of similar fish species. We can take the example the trout's lures that completely differ from blue marlin lures. Generally the tackle's manufacturer precise the kind of targeted fish, nevertheless the experience of each fisherman is unique, by testing you can find lures that only work in your region or environment. When choosing lure size and weight, water conditions are the main criteria. For example, a heavier lure is usually ideal for fishing in stronger currents and on windy days. Lightweight lures are typically better for calmer conditions. Lure color is another important factor. In murky or muddy lake water, for instance, a brightly colored lure can help attract fish more successfully. In crystal-clear waters, on the other hand, a lure that is too brightly colored may spook fish. Below are several common types of fishing lures that you can find on the market:
- Spinners (Spinner-baits):
For beginners, spinners are great lures because they are very easy to use. They are essentially a metallic shaft with spinning blade. The hook can be apparent or hidden. Moving a spinner through water causes the blade to spin. The spinning motion of the blade creates sound and vibration and this is what attract the fish through their lateral line. This makes spinners an excellent choice for stained or murky water, because even if they aren't seen, they can propagate their vibrations through water. This is why every fisherman should have spinners in their lures set. You can try multiple kind of animations and also speeding up or slowing down.
Spoons are curved metal lures. This name came from the fact that they were real spoons with a broken handle, and it worked ! Nowadays, you can find spoon lures with multiple shapes and colors that will depend on each fishing situation. The shape will give the lure a particular movement, generally it should simulate an injured small fish, and predators like this because it's an easy prey ! Some spoons are made to be cast, others to be trolled, and less commonly to be jigged.For a beginner it's better to start with casting spoon because they are easy to use. You just need to cast and retrieve. The spoon should not spin, so you can speed up as long as it's wobbling, if it start spinning just slow down. You can vary your speed as long as it’s wobbling. If the spoon begins to spin, slow down your retrieve. Add a split ring to the eye of the lure for better action.
Soft lures are generally made from soft plastic, due to their flexibility you can obtain with this type the most realistic swimming motions & life-like colors. Presentation of the soft plastic baits depends on the type of bait.The Texas Rig is the most common, because it is ideal any time you’re fishing around any sort of snaggy cover whether, rock, wood, or the eponymous vegetation, etc. To do it, you should add a bullet weight on the line above your hook and insert the hook through the top of the worm's head, then hide the barb into the body of the worm to make it “weedless” Now cast it into a likely fish holding area and let it fall to the bottom. Twitch your rod tip a few times. If you still don’t have a bite, hop it back to you in short twitchy hops. Some other presentations can also be used as Shaky head, the Wacky Rigging, which can give excellent results for worms when bass fishing, and finally the Nose-Hooked Rigging. But you should not forget hooks, there are several types on the market for soft lures we strongly recommend the Weighted Shank hooks which help on creating natural movements of the soft lures.
They are very popular upon fishermen, the design of plugs will give each a special animation on the water, despite you can handle it by varying the speed of the retrieve occasionally "twitching" the rod tip during retrieve, or even letting the plug stop completely in the water, then resuming retrieve at a very high speed. When fishing with plugs casting is commonly used, so they land next to places where fish may be hiding, such as a snag pile or an overhanging tree. A skilled fisherman should test and explore many possible hiding places for fish by continually casting and retrieving a plug.