Sea Fishing Lures
The question of whether lure fishing or fishing with bait is better is one that will have a different answer from different people. Generally, lure fishing is considered more difficult and it raises the challenge associated with sea fishing considerably. However, it also means that you don’t need to carry live bait and a single lure can often be used time and time again without having to replace it.
There is a large collection of people that collect fishing lures, rather than simply use them for fishing. If you intend to get into lure fishing, you should be prepared to dedicate time and effort to finding the best sea lures for your fishing expeditions.
At Gerry’s of Morecambe we have a large variety of lures including fishing spinners and sidewinder lures, and we offer competitive prices as well as fast and safe delivery. If you don’t want to shop online, you can call in and talk about your fishing expeditions and the best accessories you can use.
Replicating Live Bait
The aim of fishing lures is to replicate the look, feel, and even the smell of live bait, although there are some obvious exceptions to this rule. As such, soft plastic baits designed to look like lugworm, or jigs with minnow lures, are used to replicate the type of prey that a fish would normally eat. Some types of fishing lure, however, are designed primarily to get the attention of fish that will eat any of a wide variety of prey types. Most lure anglers will have a selection of fishing lures to sit on the top of the water, at the subsurface and at the bottom of the water, as well as having a variety of designs in order to attract different species of fish.
Top Water Popless and weightless soft lures are commonly used as top water lures. They skim the surface of the water and as well as splashing, they also gurgle and make noise, when retrieved. These actions attract the predators in the area, and top water lure fishing offers a visual as well as exhilarating fishing experience. Such sea lures tend to mimic injured fish but they may also mimic other animals including frogs or even birds.
Subsurface lures sit just under the surface of the water. They replicate injured baitfish and they utilise a range of different actions to fool predators, and to effectively catch their eye. Skimmers, crank baits, and weightless soft lures tend to be used as this type of lure.
Suspending lures literally suspend in the water, below the surface, when they are not being retrieved. A quick action can bring these lures to life, and they are often used as sea fishing lures for bass. They mimic injured baitfish and jerk baits and crank baits are the most commonly used type of lure for this method of fishing.
Divers and jigs can be used as sinking lures, which are so called because they sink to the bottom of the water as they are retrieved. Again, the action is meant to mimic injured fish, with different models using different bibs. The type of bib used determines the motion of the lure as it is dragged, and some sink further while others attempt to imitate the movement of certain types of baitfish.
Sinking lures can be used to catch predators and they can also be used over wrecks or rocks to drop the line towards the fish that are feeding at the bottom. Jigs Jigs are one of the simplest of all sea lures. It consists of a small hook with multiple decorations that are used to imitate prey. Feathers, eyes, legs, and tinsel, are all used to make the jig more attractive to predators, and there is a huge array of different colours and styles for you to choose from. Ideally, you should choose styles of jig that best match the prey of the fish you intend to catch. The selection available means that you can take a host of different styles so that you are ready for any type of fishing action.
Spinners do not necessarily mimic the appearance of baitfish, but their aim is to attract the attention of your prey. They have small blades that turn and flash when they are reeled. This motion and appearance means that spinners send vibrations through the water while also creating a visual effect that further attracts other fish.
Spoons are another relatively simple design, and they are used to replicate the appearance of minnows. They are metallic and flat in appearance, and they catch the light as they are reeled through the water. Spoons dart and flick through the water just like a minnow would.
Soft Plastic Baits
Soft plastic baits tend to be inexpensive fishing lures. They are created by adding molten plastic and other materials, such as metallic flakes, and they may also incorporate some liquid or material that is designed to replicate the look of live bait.
One of the most common designs is simply that of a worm. The soft body encourages the fish to hold on to the lure for longer, giving you more time to react and to land a bite. Once you have loaded your fishing lure, cast the lure into a fish holding area. Let the lure hit the bottom before twitching the rod a few times and reeling it back in using short hops.
As well as worms, you can also buy soft plastic baits that mimic a host of other animals, and some that are simply designed to look animal-like.
A plug is simply a hollow plastic or wooden lure designed to look like baitfish. Different models are created to look like different species of baitfish while some are also designed to gurgle or rattle as they are reeled or pulled. You can buy plugs that are designed for use on the surface, subsurface, or at the bottom of the water.
Gerry’s of Morecambe has a large selection of sea fishing lures for bass and other species of fish. We have subsurface and surface lures, as well as diving sea lures. We also have soft plastic lures, plugs, and many other types of sea lure for your use. Buy today to enjoy competitive rates and to have your new lures delivered to your door, or call in and speak to one of our team to find the best and most effective types of lure for your next fishing trip.