This Is How To Use A Paddletail Lure To Catch Fish Under Mangroves
What are the best ways to target fish that are hiding underneath overhanging trees and mangroves?
How do you get your lure into those holes the fish are sitting in along the edges?
All it takes is finding those strike areas and skipping that lure right into the mangroves!
Check out more below!!
This Is How To Use A Paddletail Lure To Catch Fish Under Mangroves [VIDEO]
The Slam Shady Bomber is the ideal lure for skipping into the mangroves and targeting fish sitting in those holes beneath the overhanging trees.
You want to stay at least 30-40 feet away from the mangroves you are targeting so as not to spook any fish.
The idea is to “punch” your lure at the mangroves and get it as close to them as possible.
Keep your paddletail low and try to skip the lure into any little nook or cranny you spot along the edges of the treeline.
It is also important to make sure you are using a weedless hook on your paddletail lure.
This way, you won’t get stuck in the mangroves and you can really get the lure far underneath the mangroves.
Just dig the hook point slightly into the soft plastic lure to prevent getting snagged on anything.
You can get aggressive with your casts and punch that lure right into the gaps you find in the mangroves.
The fish are most likely going to be right underneath the trees so you want to get as close as possible.
Especially in the fall, points on the shoreline are going to be a great target spot as well.
Fish will sit along either side of a point creating a strike zone in the holes around them.
Look for a little cove with points around it and nooks and spaces in the mangroves.
Keep the lure low and punch it through the mangroves.
The lure can skip along the surface of the water and get into those nooks and crannies you wouldn’t normally be able to reach.
Aim to be aggressive and accurate with your casting.
You will catch some fish by working the outside of the mangroves a few feet off of them.
But the quantity of fish you catch will go up if you punch your lure into the nooks and crannies of the mangroves.
Another Mangrove Fishing Tactic
Another tactic is to throw the lure in front of a point right along the edge and swim it down current along the mangrove line.
If you have wind blowing in your favor, it will help push the line right into the strike zones along the treeline.
Your lure will swim right through the strike territory in front of the mangroves.
Equipment Used On This Trip:
- Rod: Salt Strong Custom Prototype Rod
- Reel: Salt Strong Custom Prototype Reel
- Mainline: Daiwa J-Braid 8 Grand – 10 lb test
- Leaders: Ande Mono – 20 lb & Ande Mono – 30 lb
- Lures: Slam Shady Bomber rigged on a 4/0 Owner TwistLock 1/8th oz
- Scent: Dr. Juice Inshore Slam Scent
The key to fishing the mangroves is to be aggressive and accurate with your casts to present your lure in the strike zones.
Using a Slam Shady Bomber on a weedless hook is the best bet for skipping a lure into the mangroves.
Be sure to cast into every nook and cranny to maximize your time in the strike territory!!
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