Spoon Lures

EFFECTIVE TIPS ON HOW TO USE SPOON LURES

When it comes to fishing, there are a wide variety of lures that help you bait and catch successfully. Spoon lures are one of these, and with the right strategies and knowing how to use spoon lures, you can reel in more fish. Here are some tips for working spoon lures.

DON’T STOP THE BOAT RIGHT AWAY

When trolling with a spoon lure, it’s important to maintain the tension on the line. A common fishing mistake is stopping the boat right away once feeling a bite. This is wrong because it lets the line go limp.

The best thing you can do is to just slow down and keep the line tight. This also prevents your fish from escaping. Another tip is to not rock the boat.

KEEP THE SPOON LURE CLOSER TO THE BOAT

It’s essential to keep your lure closer to your boat. This makes it easier and faster to crank it. The trick is to find the right length, so you don’t struggle when it’s too far back or if it’s too short. Keeping it closer to your boat will give you more convenience when reeling it in.

SPEED THE BOAT UP WHEN WATERS ARE CALM

Take advantage whenever the lake or ocean is calm. It’s helpful to speed up the boat a little when the water is calm to create commotion and, in turn, attract fish. Spoon lure plus a little action will help bring in more fish.

EXPLORE OTHER SPOON LURES

Another tip on how to use spoon lures is to switch up occasionally. What worked today might not work tomorrow because a fish’s taste can change quickly. Keep your options wide and open.

Play with colours and take advantage of the sunlight. Choose silver or metallic coloured spoon lures when the sun is out. Fish are attracted to shiny objects, so picking the right colour when the sun is out can easily attract more fish.

ACCURACY IS KEY

When it comes to casting, it’s important to be accurate. To help you be more accurate, choose the right spoon lure for the condition. For example, if you decide to cast off into an area with weeds, choose a spoon lure that can remain clean and stand out among weeds.

FIND THE RIGHT DEPTH AND SPEED

Finding the right depth and speed when fishing can let you take advantage of spoon lures. If you notice that the fish don’t seem to bite at a certain depth and speed, explore other depths and use different speeds.

Finding the best trolling method takes time, but each time you practice is worth all the effort. Remember that spoon lures are effective when they are moving erratically, so mix up your retrieve before you change up your lure. Oh, and always make sure your hooks are sharp!

 


 

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Jackson Williams
jacksonw@dinga.com.au

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.