Saltwater Fishing Lures - What Are the Best Lures

By: Daniel Eggertsen

You are planning a trip and need to know what the best saltwater fishing lures are. What is out there on the market? Will the huge range of different types of lures all work for you? Should you invest in them? Many anglers spend hours trying to determine the best saltwater fishing lures for their game, but it simply does not need to be so complex.

Saltwater fishing is a very popular pastime, and knowing what lures to use can be an invaluable aid to enjoying yourself and catching your limit. There are a few types of lures you should be familiar with before you begin to decide with what you wish to stock your tackle box. Here is a look at some of the best choices you will find.

* Spoons are so called, because they actually look like the bowl of a spoon. These are very simplistic lures. They give a flicking, side to side motion that attracts the fish. They are inexpensive and simple to use.

* Spinners consist of a blade that sits on a spindle that rotates when being reeled in or let out on the water. This action catches the light, mimicking the scales and movement of baitfish. Small spinners work well with seatrout and mullet, while larger spinners work well with fish like pike.

* Surface lures are very popular, and one of the main reasons is that, since they are used on the surface of the water, they can be seen, and game fish actually leap out of the water to take the lure. This visual is incredibly fulfilling, and most saltwater fishermen tend to enjoy this show! Another reason to use surface lures is when you are fishing in heavily weeded areas, the surface action can minimize snags.

* Suspending plugs are a good choice when fishing weedbeds, rocks, or near the banks. The neutral resistance and natural buoyancy ensures that when it has reached the target depth and is undisturbed, it will remain at the target depth. If you just tug your line to cause your plug to look alive to your prey, you are sure to find a taker!

* Floating drivers really are a good choice, because they cover multiple depths from over 15 feet to just below the water line. Consider the shape and size of your floating drivers' vane and body size, because these are the factors that will determine the movement of this lure in the water.

* If you plan to fish deep water, sinking plugs are another good choice. If you count for your depth, you can be assured you are fishing the same depth consistently and you can begin to retrieve as soon as your lure has reached the desired depth as well. Once you determine the depth at which the fish are biting, it is easy to keep your depth at that level and maximize your catch.

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