beginner luring, help needed

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beginner luring, help needed

Post by murasame » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:57 pm

Hi, im new to luring and would like to learn some basic tips, like choosing lure colours, recommended lures for reservoirs, as well as how to work lures effectively.
thanks for help!
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Re: beginner luring, help needed

Post by Peace » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:54 pm

Hi murasame, welcome to HLF. The two most common types of fishes in our reservoir would be peacock bass and snakeheads, both are pretty aggressive and all lures will work on them.

If you're very green to lure fishing, you can try using soft or rubber baits first. They're easy to work with and won't hurt your pocket too much if you get them snagged onto weeds or rocks. You can work it with a constant retrieve, or lift the lure up with your rod and letting drop for a second or two before cranking again.

For hard lures and crankbaits, try not to get the very cheap ones. They are often not well balanced so they won't swim well and the hooks are of very poor quality.

Topwater lures are your best bet if you want minimal chance of losing it to snags and they good for getting attention of snakeheads like toman. For starters you can try woodchoppers; those torpedo shaped lures with propellor on its nose and tail. It works with a simple retrieve with pauses in between.

For colours, many anglers' opinion might differ. But as a general rule, if the water is very murky, try to use bright colours to help the fish spot the lure and duller colour in cleaner water so as not to spook the fish. The water depth in our reservoir isn't deep so all colours should be visible even at the bottom.

Timing is important and often short. An hour before and after sunrise and sunset is usually a very good time to fish. The temperature is cool, and the water is usually calm. The fish will be more active during these time and your lures will be conspicuous to them.

Most of the time, you will want to be casting along the bank or patches of weeds or any type of cover that fish can hide under. Casting out into the middle of may seem tempting but try not to do that unless you see surface action from the fish you're targeting.

For peacock bass, my favourite would be a jerkbait. It's a long hard body lure that's either suspending or slow sinking in water. You work it by jerking it and giving it a second or two of pauses before working it again.

Don't give up if you don't get fish for a few trips in our reservoirs. The designated fishing areas are often overfished so you'll have to grasp the right timing to fish when the fish comes around the area to hunt for food.

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Re: beginner luring, help needed

Post by murasame » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:33 pm

Thx a lot!
do you think storm swim shads would work for rubber lures?
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Re: beginner luring, help needed

Post by Peace » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:14 pm

Yes, those will definitely work.It does take quite a bit of patience and trying in general for luring fishing so don't be to hasty to dismiss the effectiveness of a lure if you don't get any fish. Good luck!

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