Which lure ?

How do I know which saltwater lure to use?

Well the answer to this question is highly dependant on the fish you are trying to catch. Each fish has its own proclivities that leave it vulnerable to a specific type of artificial lure. Redfish for instance live in the shallow grass flats common in the Gulf of Mexico. They are one of the five most highly sought after game fish in the state of Florida and other parts of the United States. They like to bury their heads deep into the thick sea grass in search of crustaceans and small fish that inhabit these areas. Keeping this in mind you can see how a jig would work extremely well in these circumstances. More specifically a jig weight its weight forward that can be bounced in and out of the sea grass works wonders. It mimics the natural behavior of the natural forage Redfish feed when inhabiting these areas. Redfish however also inhabit deeper areas such as the canal system in Cape Coral, Florida. In these instances they are using their speed to catch prey they have waited in ambush for. In these cases you want to switch to a fast moving flashy artificial lure like a spinnerbait or even a spoon. Take the Barracuda for instance. They like to feed on needlefish and eels as well as smaller Barracuda. Experienced fishermen for this species designed a tube lure specifically to catch Barracuda. It is twelve inches long and moves through the water much like the common forage for this species.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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