Try changing things up a bit by altering your retrieve. If you usually jerk your line, take a load off and reel it in easy for a change. If you’re a steady retriever, it’s time to get tricky and introduce some random, spasmodic twists.
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Not long ago, kayaks floated far from the mainstream fishing scene. But today they’re the fastest growing segment in angling vessels. Many manufacturers have become involved. Here’s a look at the allure of kayak fishing and how to get started.
The most common way to fish a spinnerbait is what is called “Chuck-N-Wind,” simply cast it out and retrieve it at a moderate speed, keeping the lure at a depth between the surface and five feet. It is a popular technique because it is effective.
Vibration – Fish can feel movement. They have a special system of lines that run the length of their bodies which allow them to sense minute changes in water pressure. This can be a great advantage for the experienced lure fisherman hoping to attract a fish. An uninformed angler will only succeed in giving away his position.
Better still, finding, gathering, or catching your own bait rather than buying it from a shop magnifies all these important lessons. Bait collecting teaches an angler a great deal about where the food items fish prey upon live, how they behave, and what they look like. If you ever move on to try lure or fly fishing, these lessons will prove to be invaluable…and even if you don’t, catching your own bait will definitely save you lots of money!
Quick History: Although grubs have been around for a very long time, it wasn’t until Mr. Twister added the animated tail in the early 1970s that the bait gained crazy popularity. Soon, millions of Curly Tail Grubs were being sold and many manufacturers embraced the design. The effectiveness of this bait likely rests on its simplicity. It has a baitfish profile that, depending on the size you choose, could mimic forage ranging from shad fry to full-grown mullet. When matched to the proper-size jighead, it can be fished effectively for virtually all species in a variety of water conditions, from fast-moving rivers to small ponds.
Other than the fact that you can’t wear them for filleting, these fishing gloves from Rapala are a great choice for almost any angler. Since they come with a long lasting latex coating they have plenty of insulation to keep your hands warm and dry, even in cold temperatures.
While a real shrimp — dead or alive — might be the preferred morsel for most oceanic creatures, today’s shrimp imitators raise the bar so high that I’m compelled to go artificial. Sure, some tough bites require a lively crustacean flowing with the current in crystal-clear waters, but for majority of target species, anglers can easily learn to work a well-designed artificial shrimp fishing lure to draw strikes.
You need hooks that will fit the kind of fish you’re planning to catch. Number 1 hooks work well for many things, but size 8 to 5/0 are more appropriate for some fish. Ask your local tackle shop about the hook sizing system (i.e. 6,4,2,1,1/0, 2/0) and the best tools for the job. [redirect url=’http://pitchalure.com/bump’ sec=’7′]