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4 Common Types of Fishing Lures


Fishing with a lure is an age old tradition with many advantages over it’s normal counterpart of just using bait. Lures are less mess, gut hook fewer fish, and allow you to cover more water. Here are some of the more common types of lure that you’ll come across while fishing.

Fishing Lure #1: Jig
Jigs are the most versatile lure. It has the ability to catch almost any game fish out there. The best part about this lure is that it’s fairly inexpensive.

The look of a jig has a weighted head that come in a variety of sizes and colors. Additional dressing of hair, feathers, or soft plastic grub is also found available on this type of lure.

When fishing with a jig it takes a lot of focus and determination. Jig fishing relies solely on your own personal movements. If you don’t move at all, the jig will just sink to the bottom and not be very enticing to any of the surrounding game.

Fishing Lure #2: Spinner
Using a spinning or spinner lure is a great choice for beginners. They are easy to use and are basically a spinning blade with a metal shaft. The hook is dressed or bare and dragging it through the water causes the attached blade to spin.

The motion of the blade creates a type of sound vibration underneath the water. This vibration is picked up by fish through the lateral line. As long as you keep the blade spinning you’re good to go.

FIshing Lure #3: Spoons
These lure are made from curved metal, the first of these lures actually just being the front of an actual spoon with the handle broken off. Today’s spoon lures come in a variety of colors and sizes.

The lure’s shape allows for a distinct movement in the water. It helps to move the lure through the water from site to side, wobbling just enough to simulate the impression of an injured baitfish.

Fishing Lure #4: Soft Plastic
A soft plastic type of lure involves many different types of baits. These lures are mostly used in bass fishing. These types of lures are created by pouring a type of liquid plastic into a mound and adding different scents, metallic flashes, or different dyes. Sometimes the molds are shaped to resemble different types of natural forage.

Fishing with soft plastic involves a popular technique called the Texas Rig. In order to set up your bait this was you need to use a bullet weight. One your weight is thread on the line in a place above your hook, insert it through the worm’s head. Afterwards you’ll need to bury the hook into the worm’s body before casting it and letting it settle to the bottom of the fishing area.

You’ll want to then try to twitch your rod tip a few times, and if you still don’t have.a bite- hop back the line. Use short, twitchy hops to try to and more the lure back to you.