New Redfish Lure Designed For Getting Strikes In Calm, Shallow Flats
By: Luke Simonds on May 20, 2020
Is it possible to catch smart fish in heavy-traffic areas with artificial lures?
These fish are getting lures tossed at them all day every day, and the big ones are big for a reason — they’re smart enough to have not gotten caught and eaten yet.
Plus, when the water is calm and clear, the fish are extra spooky and are more aware of your boat.
So, can you catch these fish with artificial lures, or do you need live or cut bait?
Most people think you need live or cut bait, and that works, but you can catch them on artificial lures, too.
In fact, I’ve been catching some monster snook, redfish, trout, and even flounder recently in areas that are really popular “live bait only” spots.
What you need is a lure that doesn’t make a ton of noise or vibration and spook the fish off… but it still must have great action underwater to trigger a reaction strike from even the smartest fish.
A split-tail jerk bait checks all of these boxes. And if you want to see proof that it works, as well as which jerk bait is our favorite, check out the video below.
Best Lure For Spooky Fish In Calm Water
The footage below was taken from my first hour of using the new lure that we just recently developed called the Alabama Leprechaun:
If you’re fishing in calm, clear, shallow water, the fish are usually on high alert.
Lures that make a lot of noise or vibration in the water usually scare the fish off, but a simple lure like a split-tail jerk shad is perfect for these conditions.
Rigging it on a weighed hook (3/0 Owner TwistLock with 1/16th oz weight) and retrieving it with a twitch-twitch-pause retrieve makes it erratically dart through the water.
This mimics a scared shrimp or injured baitfish so it’s irresistible to predator fish like redfish, trout, and snook.
Now, we just came out with the Alabama Leprechaun, which is a green jerk shad with lots of gold and red flash.
It’s also infused with real shrimp and baitfish to give off a fish-attracting scent.
As you can see in the video above, big fish love it, and you can get a pack of them for yourself here.
Have any questions about these lures?
Let me know in the comments below.
And if you know someone who is frustrated by not catching spooky fish, please TAG or SHARE this with them!
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