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FISHING LURES: TYPES AND HOW LURES WORK

Understanding how fishing lures work will help you decide which one to use. Lures are made of various colours with different movements and create a vibration to mimic the prey of the fish.

With that said, check out these different types of fishing lures for different fishing situations.

UNDERSTANDING FISHING LURES

Fishing lures can easily arouse the sense of aggression and curiosity of fish. There are a variety of types, sizes and brands available in the market. The materials of lures consist of cork, wood, rubber, steel or plastic. Picking the right lure will mainly depend on your target species.

HOW FISHING LURES WORK

Fishing lures can bounce or drag on the bottom and attract fish to swim in the water column. Some fishing lures are made to dive in the surface and make splashes to mimic a prey or disturb the surface of the water. Once you get the attention of the fish, they’ll then attack your lure believing it’s their prey.

TYPES OF FISHING LURES

There are different types of lures designed depending on the type of fish you’re trying to catch. Lures will also vary based on several water and weather conditions.

SURFACE LURES

This type of fishing lures stays on the surface of the water to make a splashing sound to mimic an injured prey. Surface lures are designed to catch fishes that rush to the bottom of the water in an attempt to feed. If you want to see your target species taking on the bait, surface lures are a good idea.

SPINNERS

If you’ve just started angling, spinners are ideal for you for they’re very easy to use. The blade spins in spinners produce vibration and sound. The fish will then feel the vibration and sound which will attract them to bite the lure.

SINKING LURES

Sinking lures go down into the water. These are ideal if you’re executing vertical fishing and more effective if you use a thin line. Any movements on your line indicate that a fish fell into your trap.

SOFT PLASTIC LURES

Soft plastic lures are ideal if you’re a beginner. They mimic worms, squid and similar species. Have your lure swim just below the level where the fishes are for a sure catch.

FLOATING LURES

The action of floating lures travels along the water’s surface that can dive into underwater or just keep still in one spot. You can start from the surface and then go down depending on your pace.

DIVING LURES

Diving lures can be used in either still water or with more rugged currents, and diving lures can also dive into the deeper parts of the water where fishes normally hide. However, before you proceed, you have to keep safety a priority. Know firsthand where you’ll be fishing and how deep the waters are so you know what to expect and prepare for the dive.

Knowing different kinds of fishing lures will not only increase your chance of catching one fish but a lot more. Understanding how they work will help you bring home a worthy prize.


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Peter Hollingsworth
peterh@dinga.com.au

Peter has been fishing all around Australia since he was a boy. He loves camping, fishing and kayak fishing.