Lure Fishing Articles
Bewl Water 2012
Very rarely does something comes along unexpectedly that really excites me.
Salt Water Lure Fishing for Beginners by Iestyn Jones & Keith White
In this article we have two of the UK’s most successful Bass and predator anglers in a Q&A session, aimed at beginners wishing to have a go for saltwater Bass or even more experienced anglers looking for a few extra tips.
Guide to Traces & Mainlines by Andy Lush
Solid traces are essential items if you are going to fish with jerkbaits, they are used for two reasons firstly to prevent tangles during the cast and more importantly to stop the trace fouling the front treble as the jerkbait glides forward, a problem that will occur if you try using flexible traces .
Guide to Lure Techniques by Andy Lush
So now you’ve decided to start lure fishing, you have got your rod, reel, traces and lures – now what do you do with them? There are many different methods and techniques that you can use to get the best out of the lures hopefully the following information will at least give you an insight into the many techniques you can use.
How to make a logical selection of lures? by Andy Lush
The most important thing is to know the waters you are going to fish, and select a variety of baits that will cover different depths up to the maximum depth available.
Fishing Topwater Lures by Gord Burton
This is a very exciting form of lure fishing for pike, simply because you see the lure taken by the fish, often in explosive style! To see a biggie hammer into a surface lure is heart stopping, for sure.
Getting Started: Jerkbait Tackle by Derek Macdonald
To reach the lure's full potential a fairly stiff actioned rod around 6' - 6'6" in length is ideal, I can hear you saying "why so short". Traditional 9' or 10' spinning rods are too long and too soft for this method, absorbing much of the action you are trying to achieve as they flex, the downward rod strokes would also hit the water.
Getting Started: Tackle - What to use? by Gord Burton
This is a dodgy question having rods on the market carrying my name but here's a good guide on what are required. The ideal rod length for fishing with light to mid weight range topwater and crankbaits is something in the eight to nine foot range with a reasonable stiff action, after all its pike were after and such a rod is needed for setting the hooks on the strike and playing what could turn out to be very big fish. Such rods can be fished with a fixed spool reel or a multiplier, the choice is yours.
Jerkbaits, what you need to know by Derek MacDonald
In layman’s terms a Jerkbait is a lump of wood or plastic, shaped into the desired proportions and meticulously weighted with lead.
Shallow Divers by Andy Lush
There's a huge variety of lures that fit into this category, they're quite simply the most versatile baits of all.
Spoons by Mick Brown
If you are looking for lures that are easy to use and also very effective, look no further than spoons.
Spinners & Spinnerbaits by Mick Brown
The great thing about Spinners and Spinnerbaits is like spoons they are very easy to use, effective at any time of the year and in any depth of water. With a little thought they will catch fish, wherever you fish.
Shallow Running Plugs by Gord Burton
When pike are located in water less than ten feet deep they can be tempted by using shallow diving plugs and by that I mean that dive will no more than ten feet when casting and retrieving. I use this approach at any time of the year and have had good results at all times.
Deep Diving Plugs by Gord Burton
These type of plugs are used for a great deal of my fishing on the big waters and mostly in clear water conditions.
Bass on Plugs by Steve Butler and Mike Hughes
Steve Butler and Mike Hughes are two of the best Bass lure anglers in Wales. They have had tremendous numbers of lure caught Bass, up to 10lb, and other species such as Pollock, Coalfish, Codling, Mackerel, Wrasse, Garfish, Gurnard and Sea Trout in their pursuit....
Confidence with Lures by Mick Brown
As a professional pike angling guide, I expected most of my business to be in the wintertime. More and more though, I am receiving requests for spring and summer pike sessions with lures....
Lure Fishing Tips and Techniques
Solid traces are essential items if you are going to fish with jerkbaits, they are used for two reasons firstly to
prevent tangles during the cast and more importantly to stop the trace fouling the front treble as the jerkbait glides...