How To Work The MirrOlure Lil’ John
What are the best ways to retrieve the MirrOlure Lil’ John to catch more fish?
Is there a ‘secret’ way to work these lures?
Check this out to catch more fish using the Lil’ John soft plastic jerk bait this spring!
MirrOlure Lil’ John
We have THREE new Lil’ John lure colors coming to the Salt Strong tackle shop, so we want to make sure you all know the best ways to retrieve them.
The main objective is to trigger a reaction strike.
The Lil’ John lures do not create any action on their own and need to be worked by an angler.
You almost want to mimic a topwater walk-the-dog style retrieve but underwater.
The goal is to have your lure move side to side in the water and then fall.
Most fish will strike your lure as it falls back down after you’ve twitched it numerous times.
More importantly, you are NOT aiming for a vertical retrieve.
In reality, you want to create a side-to-side “dance” in the water.
How To Retrieve The Lil’ John
The twitch-twitch-pause method creates a more vertical presentation that we do not want with this lure.
As a result, you want to have your rod parallel with the water and pointed at the lure.
In terms of twitches and pauses, you want to remain erratic and keep mixing it up.
The whole idea is to create side-to-side action and then the lure drops which will trigger reaction strikes from predatory fish.
An indication of if you are working the lure properly or not is if you happen to snag a fish swimming in the water.
You may end up snagging pinfish or other types of baitfish as you work the Lil’ John back to you.
In terms of jigheads and weights, you want to make sure you are working the Lil’ John close to the bottom.
Predatory fish will believe they see an injured baitfish and will then strike when it falls to the bottom.
Color is of minor importance with this lure but still plays a role.
It is absolutely critical to learn how to swim this lure properly if you want to find success with it.
MirrOlure Lil’ John [VIDEO]
The MirrOlure Lil’ John is a great lure to change up your tactics and start to trigger reaction strikes from predatory fish.
Keep in mind these lures do not have much natural motion and need to be worked and retrieved correctly to create an enticing presentation.
Be sure to check out the MirrOlure Lil’ John in different colors now in our online tackle shop!
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