How To Retrieve Paddletail Lures To Catch Redfish, Snook, & Seatrout
Note: This very popular post was originally published on June 6, 2020. But since then, we’ve had TONS of very helpful info added to the comments, so be sure to read the comments section too. Enjoy!
This video will show you how to retrieve paddle tail lures to catch redfish, seatrout, and snook up on the shallow flats.
For many years, I struggled with catching saltwater fish with lures so I assumed that I had to rely on live bait if I wanted to consistently catch fish.
It got to the point where I would sometime spend over an hour catching baitfish because I had zero confidence that I’d have any luck without a blacked-out livewell.
But then I started using paddle tail lures and the results with using lures started to improve.
And after 10+ years of trial and error (learning everything the hard way), I eventually got to the point where I wouldn’t bother messing with live bait because I was totally confident in catching quality fish with lures.
One of the first lures that I started getting results with was the soft plastic paddle tail, which many fishermen believe to be the best overall type of lure to be able to consistently get results because it’s so versatile.
In this video, you’ll see a helpful lesson on how to retrieve these paddle tail lures to maximize your fish catching results.
How To Retrieve Paddletail Lures [VIDEO]
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Paddle tail lures are one of the most effective lures for catching redfish, seatrout, and snook.
Just like all lures, you need to put a lot of emphasis on using the proper retrieve to make sure you get as many strikes as possible.
So far, the speed variation retrieve shown in this video consisting of a straight retrieve with occasional twitches and/or pauses seems to get the best results overall.
And when fishing your rod tip down, make sure to do a side sweeping motion on your hook set because that seems to get a much better hookup ratio than going straight up.
Please leave a comment below if you’ve found any other retrieve styles to work great when using paddle tail lures.
Equipment Used This Trip:
- Lure: Slam Shady 2.0
- Hook: 3/0 TwistLock with 1/16th oz weight
- Rod: 7’6″ TFO Pro
- Reel: Daiwa Fuego 2500
- Line: 10 lb PowerPro
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