How to fish with a lure?
How to fish with a lure?
Among fishing techniques, artificial lures are one of the best ways to catch a fish. Lure anglers see a huge amount of fishing tackle and don’t know which one to choose. In order to increase fish bites, the range of artificial lures targets a lot of fish species. On contrary to fly fishing and shallow water, this article will explain the range of the artificial lures and their specifications.
How to fish with soft plastics ? How to get more fish bites? Before booking fishing trips and cast your lure, here are the tips to find the fish.
How to fish with a soft plastic bait?
First of all, fishing with soft lures is a versatile fishing technique that allows several retrieves. This fishing lure type starts by choosing the right jig head, the one adapted to the shape of the lure and depth of the swimming action needed. The weight used allows to explore all the water column. Choosing a lighter jighead can optimize the fishing productivity where there the spots are overfished. Fishing with soft lures is complementary to fishing with jerkbait minnows or crankbaits.
There are several types of soft lures for fishing these predators. Among them, the paddle tail shad is the most common among fishermen. It is a lure that can be used on a jig head or Texas rig for different purposes. It is used in cast and retrieve, linear retrieve with pause, which is called the stop-and-go. It is also used in vertical fishing or on a drop shot rig. Larger lures become an option for catching bigger fish.
Secondly, the finesse shad, a soft lure with a V-shaped tail that represents a natural prey on the run where fish are wise or inactive. It is a great soft lure for vertical fishing, also for drop shot fishing. Especially in winter where bait fish are grouped together. A good choice for tracking pelagic zanders.
As well as soft baits, the equipment is also important. A versatile fishing rod used which must work different types of soft lures. A progressive action is all-purpose although the rod tip is very effective for fishing on the bottom. It allows to feel the slightest bite at a long distance in front of warry fish. Finally, using a sensitive and fast action rod is our selection if you don't know how to fish at long range and not miss a bite.
How to fish with a hard lure: pike, zander, perch and black bass ?
To start this technique can be explained by the jerkbait minnow, an effective lure for predators. The smallest ones up to 60 mm are mainly used for trout fishing. From 90 mm and above, the fish targeted will be larger, such as big perch, pike and bass. Jerkbait is also very used to fish for bass. Most hard baits are equipped with treble hooks.
If zander fishing with a hard lure looks complicated, choosing a crankbait will give you the best chance to catch this fish! Zander is a fish that stays close to the bottom half of the year although it can be up to the middle during the summer. A crankbait is a hard lure with a rounded, chunky back and a lip that hits on every obstacles. This way, the lip touches the obstacles before the hooks, which avoids many snags. A steady retrieve with or without a pause is ideal for crankbait fishing for zander.
Finally, if you don't know how to fish for perch or bass in the summer, topwater lures are the best! The topwater lure category includes stickbaits and poppers. The stickbait is worked with a series of twitching strokes to create a zigzagging action called Walking the Dog. A popper is a lure designed to fish specific areas which produces a pop from its curved mouth. It is also fabulous for fishing for perch and black bass. Hard lures are the best choice to prospect an unknown spot.
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