The Right Lure
Fishing lures are used to bait fish. Depending on the type of fish you want to catch, you will need the right lure. Fish generally bite a lure because they are hungry, they are protecting their territory, or they simply want to know what it is. Since lures can vary in size, you should keep in mind that not all fish will be attracted to one lure. You should have several sizes on hand so you can trade off when you need to. If you have fished in an area before, then you may have a good idea about which lures will attract the fish and which won’t. But if you are fishing in a new area, you may need to try a few fishing lures before finding one that works.
Fishing lures are attached to fishing poles and are needed for both deep sea fishing and shallow water fishing. Smaller fish are attracted to smaller lures, while larger fish may need a larger lure to peek their interest. You can buy lures at tackle shops or order them online. If you are not used to using a lure, you can buy a kit that contains several sizes. Many times it’s not the lure that you are using, it’s how you use it. Placing it in the water is not enough. You need to move it around in order to attract the fish.
Many fishermen have questions about the color lure they should use when fishing. The answer depends on where you will be fishing, If you are fishing in grassy areas, then a green or yellow lure will probably not be seen by too many fish. Use a red lure or a multi-colored lure in these areas. If you fishing in the ocean, then a neutral lure may be enough to catch some fish. Because you may lose some lures while fishing, you should always carry some extras in your tackle box.
Fishing lures can be made of various materials including plastic, metal, or wood. The material will determine how heavy the lure is and if you will need to add weight to it when trying to reach fish that are bottom dwellers. Buying a tackle box that has different sized weight, floaters, and fishing line is important to have on any fishing trip. Since you cannot predict the water level, the amount of debris, or the weather conditions overall, you should be prepared to fish under different circumstances.
While many people have a favorite lure, others rely on different lures that can be used at different times. As you become a better fisherman, you will learn which lures are the best to use with different varieties of fish.