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.
Daiwa Hybrid Chest Waders Hybrid Chest Waders are designed to deliver the best of both worlds and utilise the thermal protection of neoprene with the lightweight comfort of a breathable fabric. The rubber boot is tough and features a kick off heel. Other features include micro fleeced lined handwarmer pocket, zippered chest pocket and adjustable belt. Features: - 4mm neoprene combined with breathable waterproof fabric. - Tough rubber boot with kick off heel & deep cleated sole. - Webbing waist belt and braces plus a large zipped pocket with micro fleeced lined inner pouch. - All seams taped by hand. - 100% quality controlled and serial numbered. Available in sizes 7 (EU - 41), 8 (EU - 42), 9 (EU - 43), 10 (EU - 44) or 11 (EU-45).
Westin Sandy Andy 300g 28cm Possibly the best big Sandeel/Launce imitation lure we have ever seen and is absolutely devastating for big predatory species such as Cod, Pollack and Coalfish. The lure is fitted with a specially designed paddle tail which imitates an injured fish with a simple retrieve/jig. This causes any predators to become hot and sweaty behind the gills and strike. Each lure is pre weighted and fitted with a 9/0 single and comes with a spare body. Weight 300g Length 28cm 9/0 single hook 2 rigging loops Each pack contains 1 complete lure and 1 spare body
Cuda Ring Splitters - Lifetime Warranty This 7" Ring Splitter is perfect for cutting line, wire and open/close hook eyes. With High Carbon Titanium Bonded steel and full tang construction that can be seen through the non-slip Cuda scale pattern handles. Features an integrated wire cutter and ring splitter. Features - - Integrated Titanium wire cutter & ring splitter - Perfect for cutting line, wire and open/close hook eyes - Visible full-tang steel construction - Non-slip Cuda scale pattern grips - Lifetime Warranty
Daiwa Crossfire 3000 Black Edition What alot of reel for the money. These Cross fires from Daiwa offer outstanding performance at an affordable price. These reels are as smooth as overs on the market at double the price. Available in three sizes 2500 - 4000 Packed full of features Features : Capacity 240 yds 8 lb mono Ratio 5.3:1 82 cm line retrieve per handle turn 3 Bearings Twist Buster Digi Gear Drag Knob with click ABS
Daiwa Crossfire 4000 Black Edition What alot of reel for the money. These Cross fires from Daiwa offer outstanding performance at an affordable price. Packed full of features Features : Capacity 300 yds 10lb mono Ratio 5.3:1 95cm line retrieve per handle turn 3 Bearings Twist Buster Digi Gear Drag Knob With Click
DAM Effzet Kick-S Weedless Minnow 12cm 29g This new, DAM Effzett Kick-S Minnow Weedless Paddle Tail have a soft but durable paddle tail which generates a lot of vibrations, attracting attention from even the most apathetic predators. The DAM Effzett Kick-S Minnow Weedless Paddle Tail Performs a rolling action, even when fished at slow speed or on the drop. Since passive predators often remain hidden among obstacles, sub-surface structures and weed, DAM Effzett made this DAM Effzett Kick-S Minnow Weedless, to avoid getting snagged up. Catches fish, not snags! VERY POPULAR WITH THE UK BASS ANGLERS One spare body, One lure ready to fish!
Fiiish Black Minnow 120 Combo Pack 12cm 12g The fiiish minnow is a well known lure which has made a great name for itself due to its fantastic fish catching capability, it can be fished through all depths of water due to its weedless hook which reduces the risk of loosing the lure massively, all predatory fish find the minnow irresistble however the minnow is quite often used and has proven deadly for Mr Bass! Spare hooks and bodies available for this lure 12cm 12g, sinking lure 1x spare body included in this pack
Tronix HTO Nebula 9ft 12-42g HTO Nebula is a highly versatile range of lure fishing rods for both Salt and Freshwater. All Models feature a Fuji VSS reel seat and K spinning guides. The big beast of the range, this nine foot rod is capable of casting between 12 and 42g! If you’re looking for a rod that has immense power to blast lures out to the horizon or need a rod to tackle heavy sea conditions, this is for you. Features 9ft 12-42g 2 Piece rod A 4000 size reel will suit this rod best
TronixPro HTO Nebula X8 Braid This new x8 braid from Tronix is woven from eight strands of Japanese UHMWPE fibre our Nebula X8 is an ultra-soft, supple but incredibly strong and durable line. Designed specifically for the needs of the modern angler who demands maximum durability and high performance. Nebula X8 is tightly woven to produce a low diameter, round profile braid that sits well on both spinning and baitcasting reels without digging into itself. Combining this with its slick, soft and smooth nature creates a high-performance casting line that is perfect for fishing with hard lures, soft plastics, jig heads and jigs, giving the angler maximum sensitivity and immediate feedback. A UV protection layer adds resistance to the damaging effects of the sun on braided lines, ensuring that the braid lasts longer, saving the angler money in regular line replacement. Features Available in pink & Orange 3 sizes 16lb - 20lb - 24lb 150m Spools
Nomura Kanji Lure Rods These rods are the answer to the needs of an extreme lure angler that's targeting big, powerful predators from fresh and saltwater, they can cope with large crankbaits, top water poppers and big spoons, a very powerful rod range that are superbly,finished, they feature an EVA handle in three sections, a reinforced graphite reel seat and an eye catching finish very little money for a very good rod!
Okuma Jaw 40 spinning Reel The New limited range of Okuma JAW spinning reels. This limited series has been designed to complement our best-selling spinning rods the Savage Gear MPP2. With features like these you are see why it would make a great combo for any lure/pike angler. In sizes 20 - 30 - 40 Desiged to suit rods from 7ft - 10ft Features Ratio 5.0.1 Line Cap 220y x 10lb mono 8kg max drag 3 Ball bearings + 1 roller bearing Machine machined brass gears Quick-Set anti-reverse system Machine machineded Aluminium coil Thin and solid graphite body Solid metal handle with TPE end cap Rotor Equalizing System – Computer Balanced CFR: Cyclonic Flow Rotor – a special rotor creates a flow that dramatically accelerates the drying process Fits well with the SG MPP
Okuma Proton PTN 40 Spinning Reel Filled with Braid This great little reel performs like a reel twice the price, perfect for those anglers just starting out or on a tight budget .Thanks to its 3+1 bearings and precision cut brass pinion gear make this reel ultra smooth, and built to last. Pre Spooled with 120m of 0.19mm braid (Approx 20lb) Features : Ready filled with 0.19mm braid (20-25lb approx) Ratio 5.0:1 3 ball bearings 1 Roller Bearing Quick set anti Reverse Bearing Precision machine cut brass pinion gear Corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor Machine aluminium , 2 tone anodized spool Pre filled with 120 mt of 0.19mm braid (Approx 20lb)
Penn Pursuit 111 4000 Spinning Reel Designed to deliver big fighting capabilities at a competitive price point. Most lower priced spinning reels use oiled felt drag washers that simply cannot stand up to the abuse taken from large fresh /saltwater fish. Penn have solved this problem by implementing their HT-100 drag material into these Pursuit spinning reels. This means that they feature the same durable carbon drag found on the more expensive Penn Spin reels. This key addition, along with a corrosion resistant graphite body and 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings, make the Pursuit III the strongest reel in its class. Features: Capacity Mono 220 yds 10lb Capacity Braid 220 yds 20lb Ratio 6.2:1 Ht-100 Carbon fiber drag system Light weight and corrosion resistant graphite body 4+1 Shielded stainless steel bearings Superline braid friendly spool CNC folding Handle Infinate anti reverse
Penn Spinfisher SSVI 3500 (New Model) The New PENN Spinfisher VI features IPX5 sealing so whether it gets hit with a wave, or you let it ride in the spray all the way home, you don't have to worry about saltwater getting into the gearbox or drag system. The penn HT-100 drag washers are housed in a fully sealed spool to give the stopping power needed for big saltwater fish. A Full Metal Body and sideplate keep the CNC Gear System in precise alignment under heavy loads. Available in standard, Live Liner, Long Cast models The new spinfisher range is set to take 2019 by storm as one of the must have reels Features: 6.2.1 Ratio 220y x 10lb mono - 270y x 15lb braid 15lb Max Drag Full Metal Body Superline Spool Line Capacity Rings 5+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers CNC Gear™ technology IPX5 Sealed body and spool design
Penn Spinfisher SSVI 4500 (New Model) The New PENN Spinfisher VI features IPX5 sealing so whether it gets hit with a wave, or you let it ride in the spray all the way home, you don't have to worry about saltwater getting into the gearbox or drag system. The penn HT-100 drag washers are housed in a fully sealed spool to give the stopping power needed for big saltwater fish. A Full Metal Body and sideplate keep the CNC Gear System in precise alignment under heavy loads. Available in standard, Live Liner, Long Cast models The new spinfisher range is set to take 2019 by storm as one of the must have reels Features 6.2.1 Ratio 320y x 10lb mono - 320y x 20lb braid 12lb Max Drag Full Metal Body Line Capacity Rings CNC Gear™ technology IPX5 Sealed body and spool design 5+1 sealed stainless steel ball bearing system
Sakura Belo Pencil Surface 150mm 14g The Sakura Belo pencil is a 'Walk The Dog' style surface lure, Perfect for targetting Bass over slack water or where there is little tide run. Its slim design means it can be cast far even in a head wind which is usually best conditions for Bass. They come equipped with high quality Saltwater trebles. 150mm 14g 2 Saltwater Trebles Floating Topwater Lure
Sakura Double Sided Lure Box 14.5cm This box can hold 10 lures in total, The maximum length of lure that can be stored is 14.5cm. A hard wearing durable design that has air holes so the lures can dry without rusting. 14.5cm long Capable of storing 10 lures
Sakura Double Sided Lure Box 16.5cm This box can hold 14 lures in total, The maximum length of lure that can be stored is 16.5cm. A hard wearing durable design that has air holes so the lures can dry without rusting. 16.5cm long Capable of storing 14 lures
Sakura L16 Shad 150mm 42g Originally developed for bass fishing, The L16 Shad also goes very well with freshwater predators. This shad comes preloaded with a jighead and a spare body. But when stripped of his head the L16 Shad can be mounted on any type of weighted jig head. Ultra realistic action Available in several sizes Powerful rolling action even at low speeds Specially studied plastic density Dorsal and ventral slit Natural colours
Sakura Nano Box 2 This ultra compact box with 10 fixed compartments is ideal for keeping those small tackle items close to hand for easy access, great for the roving angler. Features : 9.5cm x 6.5cm x 3cm Locking clips for security Hard durable plastic
Sakura Salt Sniper 8ft Heavy 14-42 gm Lure rod This Salt Sniper 8ft Heavy is the all rounder of the collection perfect in length for shore or boat fishing and with an ideal casting range of 14-42gm making this perfect for casting plugs, soft plastics and metal lures from the shore or boat. A 24 TON carbon blank in 2pc's equal sections make this the perfect size for keeping in the boot or stowed away on your boat. A fast action casting style with plenty of power in reserve to subdue even the largest of specimens. Features : Length 8ft 244 cm Casting weight 14-42 gm SIC anti tangle braid friendly guides IM24 TON carbon blank Ergonomic reel seat EVA Handle 2 Equal Sections
Sakura Waterproof Lure & Bits Box SK-8000WG An ideal box for storing valuable items whilst fishing due to its waterproof clip lock design and rubber seal. 3 changeable dividers Rubber seal and clip lock design that is watertight 20cm L, 14cm W, 6cm D
Sakura Tex Shad 100 10cm 20g The Sakura Tex Shad is perfect for targetting saltwater predators, Bass, Pollock and Wrasse the Tex Shad will find the fish. The super soft design allows for fantastic movement of the body yet they remain durable, However they do come with a spare body just incase it gets munched!. There are several ways to fish this lure effectively and it can be fished at many depths depending on the speed of your retrieve. Spare Body Included Super Sharp And Strong Saltwater Hook
Sakura Tex Shad 120 12cm 40g The Sakura Tex Shad is perfect for targetting saltwater predators, Bass, Pollock and Wrasse the Tex Shad will find the fish. The super soft design allows for fantastic movement of the body yet they remain durable, However they do come with a spare body just incase it gets munched!. There are several ways to fish this lure effectively and it can be fished at many depths depending on the speed of your retrieve. Spare Body Included Super Sharp And Strong Saltwater Hook
Savage Gear Panic Prey V2 13.5cm 26.5g Great topwater lure, the open mouth gives great splashing and spitting action on walk the dog retrieve, the long narrow dynamic body gives incredible casting distance and precision, the rear Y-treble hook folds up along the back on the cast and gives you a very stable flight, the lazer paper interior gives superior life like flash, a truly deadly lure for many saltwater and freshwater predators. 13.5cm 26.5g Floating surface lure Loud interior rattle High quality treble hooks
Savage Gear Polar Boots Simply the perfect fishing boot! Ultralight & Warm! Extremely tough 100% Oxford polyester shell fabric with water-repellent finish Insulated by one layer of 100% sponge and artificial warm berber fleece of 70% polyester/30% acrylic as inner lining Adjustable at upper collar Removable breathable foam innersole for extra comfort Ultralight 100% waterproof EVA mid-sole 100% strong rubber outsole with special grip pattern
Scierra X-16000 Chest Waders Boot Foot These new Scierra X 16000 Chest Wader Boot Foot Cleated Sole waders are ideal for both sea and fresh water. The Scierra X 16000 Chest Wader Boot Foot Cleated Sole have 3mm thick neoprene-lined rubber boot with cleated sole. With deluxe front pocket design with water-repellent zipper and hand warmer pockets and 2 D-rings for tool attachment the Scierra X 16000 Chest Wader Boot Foot Cleated Sole have all the options you would expect on a pair of premium breathable waders. We have a great range of Scierra waders including the Scierra X 16000 Chest Wader Boot Foot Cleated Sole. Features- Strong triple-layered breathable fabric 100% micro polyester 100% waterproof with more than 16.000mm and highly breathable with over 4.000mvp Great design and fit with rubber belt loops and elastic wading belt with back support Deluxe front pocket design with water-repellent zipper and handwarmer pockets 2 D-rings for tool attachment Elastic adjustable suspenders with slim modern YKK buckles Adjustable upper chest for better fit Generous inner pocket with zipper and mesh pocket 3mm thick neoprene-lined rubber boot with cleated sole Available in 4 sizes 6/7 - 7.5/8 - 9/10 - 11/12
Scierra X-16000 Chest Waders Stocking Foot + Scierra Tracer Wading Boot The long awaited new waders from scierra these are high performance breathable waders in great design with lots of technical details. Features- Strong triple-layered breathable fabric 100% micro polyester 100% waterproofness of over 16.000mm and highly breathable with over 4.000mvp Practical design and fit with rubber belt loops and elastic wading belt with back support Deluxe front pocket design with water-repellent zipper with hand-warmer pockets 2 D-rings for tool attachment Elastic adjustable suspenders with slim modern YKK buckles Adjustable upper chest for better fit Generous inner pocket with zipper and mesh pocket Built-in durable gravel guards with corrosion-free lace hook Superior fitted neoprene socks in left/right foot design Full range with short/long size version for perfect fit Stocking foot general size guide M= 6/7, L= 7.5/8, XL= 9/10 and XXL=11/12. Scierra Tracer Wading Boot The Scierra Tracer Wading Shoe is ultra light in weight and has a strong construction for maximum, long lasting wear and comfort. These boots are built with a synthetic leather and mesh fabric combination that makes these shoes light in weight and highly durable. The mesh provides exceptional breathability and the design provides easy access with a comfortable fit. The removable foam inner sole features micro fleece for added warmth and keeping feet cosy and dry. There is also a foam padded ankle support and tongue that gives added protection as well as extra comfort and there are drainage holes for quick drying. For maximum protection, there is a reinforced rubber toe and heel cap and there are two sole choices to choose from. There is a cleated rubber outsole, made from advanced, grip-trek rubber for superior traction and grip. The felt soles are made from superior quality felt and provide excellent grip on rocky bottomed rivers. Each boot is fitted with a superior lace system that helps keep your boots securely on and are designed with corrosion-free buttons and strong nylon laces. The Scierra Tracer Wading Shoe has a great, modern look and is grey in colour. These boots are available in a felt or rubber sole and in a range of UK men’s sizes that you can select from our drop down menu. Features- Durable synthetic leather and mesh fabric mix Reinforced rubber toe and heel cap Great design for easy access and comfortable fit Foam-padded ankle support and tongue Superior lace system with corrosion-free buttons and strong nylon laces Drain holes for quick drying Removable foam inner sole w/micro fleece for warmth Advanced grip-trek cleated rubber outsole and a high quality felt sole Remember to buy a bigger than you need shoe size as the shoe fits over the neoprene sock on the end of your stocking foot wader. So if your a 9 shoe you will need a size 10 boot! These boots will go well with the Scierra or any other stocking foot breathable waders.
Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500 FB HIGH GEAR This totally redeigned Stradic CI4+ can be considered to be a treat for the enthiousiastic angler's senses. With a striking design and an ultra smooth reeling experience combined with its light weight properties the reel is designed the win the hearts of many anglers around the globe. Build on exciting concepts like HAGANE gear, G Free Body, CI4+, X-SHIP, Core Protect, and the totally new Magnum Lite Rotor the new Stradic CI4+ is build to last. Next to that, there are more models added to the range in relation to the previous Stradic CI4+ FA which results in more choiches for the angler with respect to gear ratios and line capacities. The new Stradic reels are perfect for targetting species such as Bass, Pollock and Trout, they can be used from the shore or from the boat. The Stradic CI4+ 2500 HG model is the higher gear version of the 2500 model. It is equiped with a gear ratio of 6,0:1 which relates to 88cm of line retrieve per crank. Because of the high gear ratio this reel is perfectly suitable to retrieve lures fast, for example when the predatory fish are hunting actively. Capacity 160 mt 0.25mm Features: •Core Protect •New Magnum Lite Rotor •HAGANE Gear •CI4+ •G Free Body •Super Stopper II •X-Ship •Super Ship •Aero Wrap II •Floating Shaft II •One piece bail •Power Roller •S-ARB •Waterproof drag •AR-C Light Spool
Shimano Stradic CI4+ 4000 FB XG The totally renewed Stradic CI4+ can be considered to be a treat for the enthiousiastic angler's senses. With a striking design and an ultra smooth reeling experience combined with its light weight properties the reel is designed the win the hearts of many anglers around the globe. Build on exciting concepts like HAGANE gear, G Free Body, CI4+, X-SHIP, Core Protect, and the totally new Magnum Lite Rotor the new Stradic CI4+ is build to last. Next to that, there are more models added to the range in relation to the previous Stradic CI4+ FA which results in more choiches for the angler with respect to gear ratios and line capacities. The new Stradic reels are perfect for targetting species such as Bass, Pollock and Trout, they can be used from the shore or from the boat. The Stradic CI4+ XG is the extra high gear version of the Stradic 4000. The reel is equiped with a gear ratio of 6,2:1 which equals a line retrieve of 99cm per crank. Features: •Core Protect •New Magnum Lite Rotor •HAGANE Gear •CI4+ •G Free Body •Super Stopper II •X-Ship •Super Ship •Aero Wrap II •Floating Shaft II •One piece bail •Power Roller •S-ARB •Waterproof drag •AR-C Light Spool
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