There are so many different colors and shapes of fishing lures out there – the selection can be very daunting for a new fisherman. Actually, scratch that – it can be overwhelming for any fisherman, inexperienced or not. Here is a quick guide to help you get started in the right direction so that you don’t waste your money on tackle that you don’t actually need.
- Know the kind of fish you want to catch. Different lures work for different fish – typically it’s the size and shape that matter, not the color. Make sure you spend some time researching the species of fish that you are targeting so that you don’t get a lure that will be too large to fit in their mouth. Likewise, a lure that is too small won’t even entice them to bite it.
- Don’t get caught up in the advertising. There thousands of different types of lure and someone obviously has to sell them. For this reason it is very important that you use common sense when you are setting out to buy your tackle – you don’t have to copy every pro fisherman that you see on TV.
- Know the fishing conditions that you are going to be in. for instance, if you are going to be in an area that has a lot of heavy vegetation and thriving plant life you will need to pick a heavier lure. If you don’t, the chances of it just floating at the surface or getting tangled up are going to be drastically increased.
If you are still unsure about what kind of lure that you need to buy consider going with a simple hook and a worm. If that doesn’t sound appealing at least get the opinion of a few sales people in the camping and fishing section before you shell out the money.