Fishing has over the years evolved from a weekend hobby to a world-wide acclaimed sport. It is one of the top ten most relaxing sports in Australia, as it involves no stress and provides fun. Although many would say that fishing is boring, skilled fishermen actually use various techniques to catch fish and must be mentally tough. These qualities do make a difference for successful catch, but so does owning proper fishing equipment which enables an angler (professional or recreational) to get the most out of his fishing efforts.
If you are a novice to fishing, do not look to save on money on fishing gear, especially fishing lures, if you want good catch. Successful fishermen are able to recognize high-quality lures most efficient for the fish they are targeting. But being a rookie, it will take you some time before you reach that level. Until then, you need to consider many factors in order to buy fishing lures that suit your fishing technique and the fish you are targeting, such as size and colour, time of year, water temperature, depth of river, etc. Here are three steps to help you buy the best fishing lures.
Step 1: Choose Fishing Lures Designed for the Fish You Plan to Catch
Bass is one of the most commonly pursued specie of fish usually caught with artificial lures. There are also specific lures which, when used properly at specific time of year and appropriate depth, have shown success with bass. And since bass are so common in every water, you should definitely buy artificial lures, such as plastic worms. These come in variety of colours and sizes. If you are pursuing a different fish species, buy fishing lures that are especially designed for that particular specie.
Step 2: Create a Collection of Lures
As you probably know, fishermen must be able to adapt to different fish behaviors in order to increase their strike rate. Even a slight change, like replacing a fishing lure, can turn a bad fishing day into a successful one. When purchasing a fishing lure (or bait), you need to consider the colour, cover, size, weight and action. For stained waters, choose brighter colours. For deeper and/or murky waters, larger and heavier lures are perfect, such as the crankbaits. It is highly recommended to buy fishing lures of different colours, size and weight.
Step 3: Consult With Local Fishermen
The last step is to consult with local fishermen or visit a local lure shop before you go on a fishing adventure and ask questions regarding fishing lures. More experienced anglers will be able to tell you which fish has been caught mostly in the recent period and what type of fishing lures have proven as most successful.