How To Supercharge Your Lures For Sight Fishing In Tough Conditions


It’s sight fishing time!

Sight fishing is one of my favorite ways to fish, but it can definitely be tough to get a strike when the conditions are not ideal, like if it’s windy and the sun is high in the sky.

However, there are several things you can do to increase your chances of catching fish on days like this.

And in this video, you’ll learn the best ways to supercharge your lures to get more strikes.

Check it out below!

Supercharging Lures For Sight Fishing [VIDEO]

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Fishing in tough conditions can be frustrating.

And sight fishing in the howling wind, during the middle of the day, is less than ideal.

But there are three simple things you can do to increase your chances of getting more strikes.

When To Change Up Your Lure

You may need to change up your strategy if you are using a paddletail or a jerk shad.

Switching over to a shrimp lure, like the Power Prawn, may make it easier for a predator fish to hunt down your bait.

This slower presentation creates an effortless opportunity for the fish to strike.

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And here are the hooks I recommend:

Add Fish Scent For More Strikes

Enhancing your lure with scent is one of the easiest ways to attract predator fish.

Just by adding a couple of drops of Dr. Juice to your soft plastic, you can elicit an aggressive response from fish in the area.

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Add Rattles To Use Sound To Attract Fish

Incorporating sound into your lure presentation can also be a game-changer when conditions are tough.

This is especially true when using a shrimp presentation.

Although the sound is subtle, predator fish can hear and feel the rattle in your soft plastic lure and it gets them fired up!

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sight fishing in tough conditions

At some point, you’ll have to fish in bad weather or less than ideal conditions.

And having the right tools and tactics will significantly increase your chances of catching more fish!

What other tactics do you use to sight fish in tough conditions?

Let me know down in the comments!

And if you know someone who loves to sight fish, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

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2 years ago

Great ideas. Thank you.

Wyatt Parcel
2 years ago

Awesome tips Justin! These upgrades can definitley give an edge out there on the flats!

Robert Glassen
2 years ago

Great information! Thanks!

Bob Hartwein
2 years ago

Mc Donalds French Fries! Justin, you nailed it! 😉 Battle rattles are supposed to land at my home today, already have the scent so as they say “Just add water!”

Steven Free
2 years ago

Yea well I use those techniques for fishing in general unlike anglers I central and South fl that fish in mostly clear water all year long here in northeast fl Jacksonville St Augustine area the water here is murky most of the year with the exception of winter and early spring but after the water reaches about the mid 70s it starts to get murky so because of that I use a lot of scent and rattles in all my plastic baits as well as colors like chartreuse and gold I believe sight sound and scent are all very important in being successful in fishing murky water and if you think about it all animals including we humans use all our 3 senses in feeding and locating food and using all 3 gives you an edge in locating as well as getting fish to strike to me its common sence and a no brainer

Willie Dickerson
2 years ago

Good tutorial Justin. I am finishing up my bottles of procure, and then I the Dr. Juice. I am going order some of the Battle Rattles and them a try on my jerk shads. Thanks.

2 years ago

I notice “strange” things.🤷🏻‍♀️Just wanted to compliment all of you on your professional video productions, more specifically your hands. In everyone’s closeups the hands all appear freshly manicured. Whoever does them does a great job, too. Little things like that make a difference!👍

2 years ago
Reply to  Justin Ritchey

Dockside French manicure

Charles Phillippi
2 years ago

Very informative video. I used the Dr Juice for the first time while sight fishing snook in Weedon Island. They would not hit anything, but once I put DR.Juice on the Shady 2.0, it was hit on the first cast. I have not tried the battle rattles as yet.

Pat Ogletree
2 years ago

Man you got that smooth NPR radio voice!

What’s your thoughts on the rattles in clear calm water? Too much? I totally agree with the conditions you were in that the rattles and scent no doubt helped but just curious about when the wind lays down.

Loved the video!


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