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The Best Fishing Lure:
Using a fishing lure is the most common alternative to live baiting. Lures come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, each designed to attract a specific range of fish species. If you’ve ever used a fishing lure to catch fish, you know how effective they can be. But it is important to know, what works with one fish won’t necessarily work with another. So, how do you know which fishing lure is best to use and when?
Know About Some Of The Best Fishing Lures.
Fishing Lures can be equally effective in freshwater and saltwater and can be used to catch a wide variety of fish species. Naturally, there are many different types of fishing lures. Some of the most commonly used are:
Fishing With Plugs.
Plugs or crankbaits are the most common and effective fishing lures used. They are made of hard plastic fishing lures shaped and colored to resemble bait fish or other prey. Most plugs float on the water’s surface or suspend in the water, but dive sharply when retrieved.
Fishing With Spinnerbaits.
Spinnerbait lures are a little different because they move horizontally through the water. These lures are perfect for catching species like Bass, Perch, and Pike. If the water you’re fishing in is clear, pulling your spinnerbait just beneath the surface is a great way of attracting game fish. However, If the water is murky, this will not work.
Fishing With Spoon Lures.
Spoon lures got their name because they were originally just like spoons with the handles cut off. A wobbling spoon lure resembles injured bait fish, and this is something game fish can’t say no to.
Fishing With Rubber Worms & Grubs.
Rubber worms have been a favorite of bass fishermen for generations, and rubber grubs attached to a jig head can be an incredibly effective method for catching almost every species of fish. Rigs such as the Carolina rig are used mainly for fishing for largemouth bass.
Fishing With Soft Plastic Lures.
These lures are flexible rubbery baits that imitate a variety of aquatic critters. Wounded creatures tend to swim in spurts and soft plastics will allow you to mimic this movement very accurately. Let the lure sink to the bottom, and twitch your rod a few times. If you get no hook-up, pull the lure up in a few jerky moves.
How To Choose The Best Lure According To Weather Conditions?
Lure size can also be dictated by weather conditions and how fish react to them. In early spring, or when cold front conditions clear the skies and cool the water to make fish lethargic, smaller lures are usually better choices than larger lures. (Lures used for ice fishing are exceptionally tiny, usually grub jigs or small spoons.) In high-wind conditions, you may need to use a larger lure simply to have enough resistance on the end of the line to keep the wind from blowing it so that you can't detect if fish are hitting the lure.
No matter what type of fishing lure you consider to be the best, make sure that you are fishing when fishing is most active. Many anglers have had themselves a wonderful day on the water with nothing more than a pocket full of rubber worms and a couple of hooks. As with most things fishing though, there is nothing more valuable than local knowledge.