Marie Bailey Fishing Lure December 27th, 2017 - 12:31:42
In this article I will discuss the most common and used pike fishing techniques and their pike fishing lures. If you are new and interested in this highly recommended fishery, pick one or two techniques and learn and observe as much as possible to become a successful pike fisherman. The traditional northern pike lures are pike spoons and different pike crankbaits or wobblers. Many are still using these and catch many fish with them. They move in different depths from the surface to 15 - 20 feet deep and move straight forward with a wobbly and lively movements like a sick or weakened fish. Pike spoons have to be more or less constantly retrieved if the water is shallow, but are most effective when retrieved slowly.
One of the first things a person new to the world of vintage fishing lure collecting will hear about are the so called "Big 5" companies that dominate the news about the pastime. Knowing who these companies are (or were) and a little bit about them will go a long way towards alleviating any fears of someone new to the hobby who is feeling intimidated by all of the information available online. The Heddon Company was created by James Heddon, the man who is given credit for the invention of the first artificial wood fishing lures in 1894. The often repeated story is that he had his light bulb moment when he tossed a hand carved wood plug into the waters of the Dowagiac, Michigan mill pond and watched as a bass struck it. With this insight an industry was born. The original lures were frogs hand carved from broomsticks by Heddon himself. The lures were originally made by hand in the Heddon family kitchen located in Dowagiac, Michigan, but by 1910 there was a new factory in Dowagiac and expanding sales.
Another popular trout fishing lure is the mini-stick bait. They are designed to resemble minnows, which are small fish that are natural prey for trout. Trout may also look at mini-stick baits as fingerlings, which are baby trout that the adults may also eat. Gasp! Yes, such a shocker, but adult trout do sometimes eat their young. Remember that when going trout fishing, always bring many kinds of lures with you. Bringing a single lure that you think will be effective will not give you positive results. Always try out different types of lures with you because you will never know which one will bring you the most success in catching a beautiful trout. So weve tackled the basics about trout fishing lures! Go out and try using them, compare them with each other and with live bait, and decide which one you prefer the most... and the next time someone asks you about your preference between lures and natural bait, youll definitely have an answer.
Second, always keep in mind that the lure you use must be of the right weight. One that is too light will just float on the surface while one that is too heavy will sink to the bottom. First off, the spinner! The spinner, which is used in spinner fishing, is another type of fishing lure. Fishermen who specifically fish for rainbow trout prefer them. Spinners resemble the movement of tiny fish that the trout are known to have appetites for. Classified under the spinner is the spoon lure. From the name itself, these lures look like the end of a spoon, thus resembling small baitfish. In murky water, use the silver or gold colored spoons because they shine in the water, attracting trout more effectively. But in clear water, choose spoons that have more, say, realistic hues - colors that are similar to the trouts usual diet. An important point about using spoon lures is that they will not work as well if the fish in the water you are fishing in do not typically prey on fish. If the fish prey on insects, then they will probably not hit on your lure.