Chelsea Little Fishing Lure December 27th, 2017 - 11:45:14
I recall when we were kids we axed large holes in the ice in shallow areas and we laid on isolating plates with covers over the head. This way we could see everything down there, and it was amazing. We saw lots of different fish pass by, some sniffing the bait but moving on, while some took the bait. We often saw large pike sniffing and studying our pike fishing lures before they moved on, but we caught some of those too. I highly recommend this as this is another exiting aspect to type of fishing. Pike ice fishing jigs are a good choice and swimming jigs are most effective in my opinion. I recommend jigging rapala or jigging shad rap. Jigging spoons are also good. Bomber or Dick Nite make great pike lures.
It is a fact that pike eat large amounts of ducklings or frogs each year, so the combination of small birds, frogs, small mammals and dying or injured fish on the waters surface triggers ambushes from these predators. Todays top water lures are developed to imitate this group of prey both in looks and in movement. Another fun and exciting aspect of this kind of fishing is that a reaction from a pike is very visible. Often you will feel a powerful pull on the line combined with a huge splash that tears you out of your quiet relaxing state and the adrenaline rushes instantly into your veins. Personally, this is my favourite way to fish. Large buzzbaits or Spook are excellent top water lures for pike.
One popular lure is the Panther Martin which is actually a spinner lure, and since it has a little spoon on it, it may be considered as a spoon lure as well. Now, before you choose the right lure, I recommend you to inspect the spot where you are about to fish. If the trout in that spot typically enjoys nymphs, you should use the nymph lure. Likewise, if the trouts prey is silver fish, then you should use the silver blade lure for maximum results. You should even check under rocks or sinking logs to look for whatever trout prey is hiding down there. Then you can select the appropriate lures that can perfectly blend in with its surrounding.
Spinners. A spinner includes a blade that can freely move on a spindle to create a spinning or turning motion when it is retrieved from the water. The spinning movement creates a flashing effect caused by light reflection on the turning blade. This resembles the glittering fish scales and motion. It also provides the possibility to change the rotating speed of the blade by speeding up or slowing down the retrieval of the spinner. Topwater lures. These kinds of lure are able to float on the surface of the water. Using this lure will create some excitement since you will be able to witness the trout fish taking down the lure. Providing the possibility to retrieve the lure on the water surface, top water lures are suitable choices for fishing in location with plenty of weeds.