Top 3 Lures To Outsmart Pufferfish (And When To Use Them)
Sick of reeling in half of a soft plastic lure?
Pufferfish have teeth like razor blades and no matter what type of plastic material your lure is made out of, the pufferfish can slash right through it.
In this video, you’ll see several lure options to withstand pufferfish and when to use them.
Check it out below!
Best Lures To Outsmart Pufferfish [VIDEO]
Here are some of my favorite pufferfish-proof lures:
Know Your Options
If you find yourself surrounded by a lure graveyard, it’s probably a good sign that you need to change things up!
Your options are:
- Move to another spot.
- Change your lure.
Chances are that if you’re consistently pulling in a destroyed soft plastic lure, your best bet is going to be to move spots.
But if you have some lure alternatives, you (and your lures) may be able to withstand the pufferfish.
My Go-To Lure Alternatives
Don’t let pufferfish ruin your day.
Find a lure alternative!
The key is choosing one that can imitate the soft plastic presentation that was working before.
If you were catching fish on a slow steady retrieve, switch up to a gold spoon.
Let’s say a slower presentation was working — choose a twitch bait because you can twitch it a couple of times and it will stay suspended in the strike zone.
Both lures can be presented similarly to a paddletail.
For a more universal lure that can be successful with either a fast or slow retrieve and bounced along the bottom, try a bucktail jig.
You can use this if you were imitating a jerk shad or artificial shrimp presentation.
Here are some great options to keep your fishing trip going:
Some days it may be impossible to get away from pufferfish, but don’t keep throwing out your soft plastic lures just to have them destroyed!
Change up your lures to one of the ones below to quit losing the battle to pufferfish, save money, and catch fish:
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