Choosing Saltwater Fishing Lures

September 28, 2019

Choosing Saltwater Fishing Lures

Carrying out a particular project in the best way possible requires the right tools in place. This is nothing different when selecting the best saltwater fishing lure to use. A lot of factors need to be placed into consideration to get the right fishing lure. Herein are tips to help you make the best saltwater fishing lure selection.

Know Your Target Species
In case you're looking forward to fishing for some panfish for dinner, you need to choose something different from the spinnerbait, as it isn’t the ideal option for you. You need to decide which type of fish you're aiming for and then size your fishing tool accordingly. Even if you at times need to upsize or downsize your fishing bait, whenever fishing for a particular fish size, there is a general rule that governs this idea. You need something that mimics the fish size you are fishing for.

Choose The Color That Looks Appealing To You
There is an old mantra that states that most fish lures have been designed with colors that catch the anglers and not fish. The fish you are hunting eat things growing in water. Even if most people will prefer gaudy colors in certain conditions, you need to get a fishing lure that is of more natural hues.

You need to choose fishing lures that match right with the bottom part of the ocean to make a big catch. Sandier and lighter bases will require something of lighter shades. Bases that are green/weedy are the best for green pumpkin colors and watermelon.

Determine Their Temperature
The temperature of the waters you are fishing matters a lot in the selection process of the fishing lures too. You can make a catch in cold waters using some moving baits, but then, you need to fish slowly. It is vital to match your fishing lure with the water temperature at large. For this, you will use slow-moving bait in cold waters while the faster moving baits are best in warmer water. There exist some exceptions to all fishing lure selection, but then, this can get you in the general direction.

Consider Actions
At this point, all things need to come together. You would at this time match the bait to the fish type sizes you plan to catch. You would have already factored the water temperature and identified the right lure color to choose. You are at the point of experimenting with what you have at hand with other fishing lures that have different varying actions. You might find out that a fish may need slow-moving bait in warmer water. For this case, you need to go with soft plastic that you drag slowly at the bottom of the water. Other fishes may need a bait that moves faster to trigger a reaction. So take time and experiment with what you have at hand.

These are tips you need to consider to make the best fishing lure selection.



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