This Lure Tweak To “The Nub” Saved The Day [Fishing Report]
This report shows what can happen when following a good game plan and being creative in tweaking a lure to fit the conditions.
In this case, there were some snook that were feeding aggressively on very small baitfish while they mostly ignored anything bigger than 3 inches.
So instead of having to dig through the tackle box in hopes of finding small baitfish imitation lure, I simply pulled off the tail of a Slam Shady 2.0 lure to now have a 2.5″ profile that we call the “nub lure”.
And not only was it catching the snook that I was seeing, it also caught some trout and even sight fished two upper slot redfish.
Lure Tweak Slam Success
Here’s a list of the equipment that I was using on this trip:
- Bomber & 2.0 (with tail): Prototype Salt Strong Custom Rod (Extra Fast)
- Slam Shady 2.0 Nub: Prototype Salt Strong Custom Rod (Fast)
- Topwater: Daiwa Legalis 2500
- Paddletails: Prototype Custom Salt Strong Reel
- Mainline: J-Braid 8 Grand – 10 lb test
- Leaders: Ande Mono – 20 lb
- Scent: Dr. Juice Inshore Slam Scent
- Glasses: Smith Optics Guide’s Choice – Green Mirror Glass
- Water Clarity – Moderately clear
- Water Depth – 1 to 2 feet
This is another example of the fact that getting comfortable with a very small set of lures can pay big dividends when exploring new waters.
Had I been in that situation years ago in which I was seeing fish feeding on everything but my lure, I would have wasted valuable time digging through tackle options and switching lures.
Instead, I simply pulled the tail off of the Slam Shady 2.0 so that I could better mimic the small baitfish that the predators were keyed in on.
The strategies involved in selecting this location that allowed for this much fish catching activity to take place in a brief morning trip are described in detail in this Insider Report Trip Dissection lesson. In it, you’ll see exactly what spots were holding the most fish as well as the type of spots near you to look for to get into some fun fishing.
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