Artificial bait or fishing lures have been used to catch fish for thousands of years. Made from a wide variety of materials, colors, sizes, and styles, lures are used to attract fish and convince them to bite into the attached hook. If you want to fish with lures, you need to know the most common lure techniques and how you can use them to catch a fish.
Short strikes are the bane of many fishermen. Trailer hooks increase hook-ups when attached to standard hooks. Typically a soft rubber tube is placed over the trailer hook’s eye. The rubber keeps the hook in place and always upright, ready to strike.
Jig fishing takes a lot of concentration, unlike spinners, all the “action” (how a lure moves in the water) comes from you. If you don’t do anything the jig just sinks. The classic way to fish a jig is to cast it out, wait until it hits the bottom (you will know it has hit bottom when your line goes slack), then retrieve it in a series of hops. You make it hop by lifting the rod lowering it, and retrieving your line. Try different speeds, big lifts, little hops, twitching until you find what works. Pay attention, though. Detecting the strike is the hardest thing about jigging.
Length: In general, the longer the kayak, the faster it will be and the more easily it will cover distances. The trade-off is a loss of maneuverability in tight spaces and difficulty in transporting the kayak to launch sites.
Without going into the finer details of how it works (we do have a patent pending; refer to the FAQ for more info on that), suffice it to say that we’ve done extensive research over multiple years of trial and error and have concluded that there’s nothing like Animated Lure on the market. Sure, there are “lures” that shake and vibrate—but cellphones can do that, too. They’re nothing special. Fishing bait deserves something more sophisticated – something geared specifically towards the art of fishing. With Animated Lure, our aim is to create a truly lifelike fishing lure at an affordable price, enabling us to bring fishing to life.
Chris has been an avid fisherman all his life having grown up in Cape May, NJ. His time on the water and knowledge of bait and feeding patterns has earned him the nickname “Fish Whisperer” among his peers. Chris is the Co-Owner of The Kayak Fishing Store and the former Editor of Kayak Fishing Magazine. During his time at the magazine, Chris contributed feature articles, equipment reviews, and oversaw advertising. This experience allowed him to gain an incredible amount of knowledge about the industry. KFM also gave Chris the opportunity to travel and to become more involved with the sport from the inside.
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Fish-fooling Feature: Although it looks a little dull in hand, once that tail is pulled through the water, it comes to life, seeming to propel the lure forward. Size: To target panfish, use the tiny 1-inch version with a 1/32-ounce jighead. When jigging for cobia, opt for an 8-inch grub with an 8-ounce head.
The palm area has fleece for extra grip, and the back is windproof to keep the wind off your hand. The fingerless design gives you the dexterity to work as you would without the gloves. Your hands will stay insulated until they are dry while you’re wearing the gloves.
Cloudy or dark water will call for a larger lure. Even if the fish you’re going for aren’t whoppers, you may need a large lure to get their attention. On the other hand, a large lure won’t be necessary in crystal clear water regardless of fish size. Large fish will still be attracted to small lures in high-visibility conditions. This means that you can use a smaller, more maneuverable lure and actually increase your chances of nailing a fighter.
Our launch party will be in Dallas, Texas, but in future years, we might have our annual celebration in different cities! Our goal is to always have our party in March. For our first party this year, we are going to have it on March 19th. The party will start at 7:30 and go until midnight. [redirect url=’http://pitchalure.com/bump’ sec=’7′]