How To Choose Artificial Lure Profiles And Colors
How can you know what artificial lure profiles and colors are going to catch fish on a given day?
What indicators let you know which lure size and color to use?
Find out the answers to BOTH questions in the video right here!!
Artificial Lure Profiles And Colors [VIDEO]
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- Slam Shady 2.0 Paddletail
- Gold Digger Paddletail
- F.R.E.D. Paddletail
- Flamingo Joe Paddletail
- Power Prawn U.S.A. Junior
- Power Prawn USA
- 3/0 Hoss Helix Hooks 1/8 oz.
- 4/0 Hoss Helix Hooks 1/8 oz.
- Slam Shady BOMBER
- Gold Digger BOMBER
- Slam Shady Jerk Shad
- F.R.E.D. the Jerk
- Alabama Leprechaun Jerk Shad
I just recently put out a video outlining all of the rigging techniques for rigging our proprietary soft plastic lures on the Hoss Helix Hook.
Afterward, a bunch of questions came in asking when would be the best time to use the different sizes and colors of lures.
When To Use Salt Strong Lure Colors
The Power Prawn USA is our artificial shrimp lure that is available in two sizes: the original 4.3-inch and the Junior 3.5-inch.
The original lure comes in either the Natural or Slam Shady colors.
Whereas the Junior is available in Natural, Slam Shady, F.R.E.D., Alabama Leprechaun, and Gold Digger colors.
The Natural color works in just about every condition and the other colors are more useful under specific weather conditions.
I recommend using the Gold Digger lure color if you are fishing in dark, muddy water when you need something to subtlely stand out.
The gold flake of the Gold Digger reflects just enough light in low-light conditions to trigger strikes.
Moreover, the F.R.E.D. color is one of my all-time favorites that I always have in my tackle box.
This color is also coming in the BOMBER lure very soon.
The F.R.E.D. color is best used in situations with clear water or if there is a lot of freshwater run-off nearby.
Slam Shady is the all-purpose fishing lure color that catches fish anywhere, anytime.
Paddletail lures are excellent search baits and all-around fishing lures you can use at any time.
They are especially useful for giving off vibrations and calling fish in from far away.
Jerk Shads are also an important lure to have in your tackle box.
I really like to use jerk shads up on grass flats for speckled trout.
The Alabama Leprechaun has been the ticket lately.
Furthermore, the BOMBER profile is my go-to when fishing on ultra-windy days during late summer or early fall.
Anytime you see larger bait around you, that is a good time to choose the BOMBER profile.
F.R.E.D. and Alabama Leprechaun BOMBER lures are coming VERY soon to the shop!!
Hoss Helix Hooks
These Hoss Helix Hooks were specifically designed to match perfectly with Salt Strong lures and to also have a wider hook gap than hooks of a similar kind.
Additionally, the action of the artificial lures is only enhanced with these rigging hooks.
It is super important your presentations appear natural and enticing or else it can spook fish.
The last thing you want is to present an unnatural offering.
It can be challenging when you look into your tackle box unsure of what to pick and throw out.
If you have confidence in a lure and use the right thinking to pick a profile and color, then you’ll find fish in no time!
Be confident in the lures you toss out!!!
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Flounder season opens September 1st in North Carolina, is there any tips or techniques you have for catching these fish.
I fish the Pamlico river area and I’ve been catching so many flounder this year that Iam tired of them! The Fred in either jerk shad or power prawn has been fire. Rig the jerk shad weekless and the power prawn on a jig head and fish points or shore line with wind and current on it gulp shrimp have been really good also. All that being said Flounder season starts Thursday and they are going to get beat to death for the next month.
Hey Bob! Richard recently put out a video about catching flounder! Be sure to check it out!
Also, the info Kenneth gave us solid!
Whomever was moving those baits needs instruction..😂😂😂. Great tips man, as always.
😂😂😂 Thanks buddy.
How do you decide what size hooks to use?
I just did a video about rigging lures on the Hoss Helix last week! Be sure to check it out!
Terrific instructional video, Matt! Thanks!
Glad it helped James!
Thanks Matt, that was very helpful.
Glad it helps you, Clifford!
Thanks Matt – very helpful. Really appreciated.
Thanks for watching and leaving a nice comment!
Great advice! You answered several question that I had about size and color selection.
So glad it helped you, Loved! Thanks for the nice comment.
Thanks Matt great job!
Much appreciated, James!
I’m a fan of the PDF cheat sheets. I throw them in my tackle box sometimes. Do you think you could put together a cheat sheet on your favorite conditions for each lure/color ?
thanks for the assist, Mark!
Mark has you covered! Thanks for watching!
Great video, Matt! Yes, anything with the how to in it I love to watch! Thank you again
Glad to hear that its helpful for you Anthony!