Each, who sets out to deliberately catch predatory fish, he should know his artificial lures perfectly.
Bertus explains, how to recognize the work of the lures at a glance.
You plan on fishing for pike with a wobbler in some very shallow lake? if so, then you should be absolutely sure, that the bait you bought will be perfect for this purpose. It is enough, that you decide on some wrong wobbler, let's say a zander, and suddenly it turns out, that the success of the entire expedition is under a great sign of zapping. Zander lures have this to themselves, that they usually go to very great depths and are completely unsuitable for fishing for pike standing in the shallows between the leaves of waterlily. It can also happen anyway, that you are convinced, that you bought a good zander wobbler, Perfect for spinning in a deep canal or river. On the water, however, you do, that the new acquisition does not go deep at all, which predators feed on. So let's take a look at some lures and spoons and think about it, what details should we pay attention to, to avoid basic mistakes while buying the lure.
The rod is important
First we have to decide, what rod are we going to fish on. This will allow us to avoid throwing problems during spinning. The weight of the chosen lure should correspond to the casting weight of the spinning rod (not greater and not less than the value of the casting weight indicated on the rod). For example: for a stick with a casting weight 20-60 g, the optimal weight of the bait is approx 40 g. Unfortunately, there are no such rods, even if the manufacturer says so, which could be thrown decently with all lures weighing from 2 do 20 grams. Example: We bought a super light spinning rod for perch and trout. This rod is great for throwing light lures. Suddenly we notice a great trout in the water. Unfortunately, the fish completely ignores all the tiny spinners thrown at it. So we decide to fish with some bigger bait and this is where everything starts to get complicated. A precise long throw with a heavy bait and a super light stick is basically impossible. It is even worse with leading the lure, and then with a possible haul of the fish. Resistance, that a large centrifuge puts in the water, it bends a delicate stick almost to the limit. A bent rod loses its elasticity and natural elasticity. If the trout attacks the bait at this point, effective jam, combined with a certain thrusting of the treble into the fish's mouth, it is almost impossible. Correct lure guidance, whose weight exceeds the maximum casting weight of the rod, also not possible. This lure cannot be accelerated smoothly, and resistance, what he puts in the water, far exceeds the shock-absorbing capacity of the rod. The rod, working under excessive load, also makes it impossible to feel fully (in hand) the work of the moving bait. If someone focuses on catching only one species of fish or previously "targeted" specimens, should think first, which artificial lure will be the most effective in a given fishery. Factors such as depth should be considered, the clarity of the water, the strength of the current and the amount of natural food in a given place. When targeting pikes, when the fishery is shallow and very overgrown, we'll need bait, which can be run very shallow, for example, a floating wobbler or a lightweight thin sheet spoon. Deep wobblers descending, spoons made of thick and heavy sheet metal, large spinners are only suitable for deep water fishing (rivers), in which fish positions, for example, zander, are several meters below the surface. In this type of fishery, many anglers stubbornly fish only with twisters or rippers with a lead head of the appropriate size weighing the bait down.. It's a pity, because it is even in the height of summer, not only more can be caught on a deep wobbler, but also much thicker zander.