First thing you have to know - When discussing lures there are only three types:
Surface: It floats and continues to float when you reel it in. Some will travel just under the surface.
Floating/Diving: It dives when you reel and floats
Sinking/Suspending: Heavy and will sink.
Swim: These are lures that swim like the real thing. Known as "swimbaits" they are the latest thing in artificial baits.
Fishing Lures are not species specific. There is no lure made to fish for just a bass, or a muskie, trout or any other type fish. This means you can cover several types of fish with just 1 size lure. See below. Too big and they won't bite, too small and they won't hold.
Fish are attracted more by the size and color or noise. If it looks good to them -it's a go! They don't
inspect the details.
Type of lure is selected by your preference. Do you want to go deep, then use a diver. Surface Strikes-
then use a surface. Are you trying to lure them out of weeds or under docks, use an attractor such as a propeller or buzzbait .
CHOOSING A SIZE:
Panfish (Perch, Crappie, Bluegills
etc.) 1 to 2.5 inches
Small Trout and Salmon
2 to 4 inches
Large Trout and
3 to 5 inches
1 to 3 inches
2 to 4 inches
Walleye and Large
2 to 5 inches
Northern Pike (under 30") 2.5 to 4 inches
Muskie (over 40")
5 to 12 inches
Body and hook sizes are found in the descriptions.
If you compare the sizes you will see 3 inches fits in several of the categories.
Bronze hooks are provided on most of our lures. They are freshwater and reflect very minimal light making them almost invisible to fish. Change them out as you wish. If you prefer using a red hook place it on the most forward hanger to provoke a side strike thus allowing the rear hooks to follow up.
Colors are usually by geographic region and what has been successful.
If you don't know what color is best then use one of the the basic
colors: GOLD, SILVER, RED or ORANGE.
Accents such as fish scaling and patterns just add to the appeal.
Be prepared to have many sizes, colors and styles in your tacklebox.
If a fish swallows the entire lure go to a bigger
Change lures after a few casts if nothing
Talk to experienced people for
Best fishing is during rain, but not lightning or other unsafe
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