MirrOlure MirrOdine vs. Rapala SubWalk Experiment (Day 1 Results)
By: Luke Simonds on October 28, 2019
Not every fishing trip goes as planned…
On this particular day, I had planned to do a new lure experiment testing the MirrOlure MirrOdine vs. Rapala SubWalk, but the day was full of surprises.
The first unexpected event was actually a pleasant surprise!
As you’ll see in the video, the sun was barely up and I didn’t want to introduce the lure experiment in the dark, but I caught my first trout almost immediately, so I had to do an impromptu introduction.
Nothing like getting the party started as soon as you get out on the water, right?
But after that trout is when my experiment started to not go as planned… I had to introduce another lure.
And I got a surprise visit from an unwanted guest (often referred to as the “tax collector”).
Watch the video below to see why the result of day 1 of the multi-day experiment.
MirrOdine vs. SubWalk Experiment [Day 1]
And in case you missed the full video, here are some important points that were highlighted:
1. Have a “go-to lure” for days when the bite it tough
And I totally agree with that too.
During the best time to catch fish on this day (morning twilight period), I was struggling to catch fish with the hard plastic subsurface lures. But when I tied on my “go-to lure” (the Slam Shady), I immediately started catching fish and even landed a slam (redfish, snook, and seatrout) in less than 30 minutes.
Note: I rigged that Slam Shady paddletail the Z-Man Texas Eye jig head for the very first time in this video… I’ll do a detailed review on it soon to highlight its pros and cons once I get some more time on the water with it.
2. The flat calm days with clear skies often make for tough fishing
When I used to go fishing I would hope that it was a beautiful, calm, sunny day.
Now, I know that those days are when the fish are easiest to spook.
When it’s a little breezy and the surface is chopped up a bit, and there’s some cloud cover, you’re able to creep up on the fish much easier.
On days like this day, I had to be extra stealthy to not spook them.
3. Be mindful of the taxman when handling fish
Before I let that snook go, I made sure that the bull shark that just missed him wasn’t circling my boat waiting for redemption.
And if you’re wade fishing, be mindful to look for oncoming wakes when you’re about to reach out to grab your catch.
Although the day didn’t start out the way I envisioned it, any day where you catch an inshore slam is a good day!
I’ll go out again with the MirrOdine and the SubWalk lures to see which one catches the most fish under various conditions.
And I’ll post the results to this same page as the videos are completed… please leave a comment below if you have any suggestions for improving this 3 casts and switch experiment.
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