What Do You Need to Know About Surface Lures?
One of the more successful styles of fishing lately has been with the use of surface lures.
Ideal for catching larger fish, there are many different kinds of lures that can draw the fish in and really get them to bite.
What are the secrets and best tricks for utilizing surface lures though? We have a few tips and tricks for you to learn so you can use these kinds of lures to haul in even more fish during this summer.
What is a Surface Lure
A surface lure is specifically designed to replicate either baitfish or bugs that will be right around the surface of the water that larger fish, such as bass, will usually go for. These kinds of lures are very likely to get fish to chase them and hopefully take a bite at them as well.
This is by far one of the best styles of fishing as you are able to see the entire process unfold right in front of you. It can also be one of the most successful styles as well if you use it correctly.
When To Use Surface Lures
Just as with any other bait or kind of lure, there are ideal times when you should be using surface lures. These lures are great for bringing in bigger fish, which you can usually find jumping when the weather hovers around the mid 60s. This is the time that these fish will begin to start feeding heavily during this time, making the surface lure resemble a very tempting treat for them to go after.
How To Use Surface Lures
When using these kind of lures, one of the most important things to focus on is the kind of rod you are using. While a stiffer fishing rod may be helpful in many cases, you are not going to want something too stiff when utilizing surface lures for bigger fish.
Many larger fish will go after baitfish or bugs that are skimming the surface of the water in schools. By tossing your lure into areas like this, you have a great opportunity to entice the larger fish you are really going after, to take a shot at your lure instead of one of their actual prey.
Patience is key when reeling in a fish on a surface lure. As much as you may be tempted to snap the wrist back and hook the fish instantly, make sure you give the fish a second or two to really go after the bait before you go to hook it. This will increase your efficiency greatly.
One of the best ways to make your lure even more attractive is by giving it a little zig-zag pattern. By dragging it back and forth very slowly, you can create more realistic looking bait that will be far more appealing to the fish.
- John Harley