Why Many Of The Most Realistic Saltwater Lures Don’t Work…
Let’s face it, fish are NOT attracted to the same things that attract us fishermen in store…
We get a lot of anglers asking us about many of these “super realistic” looking inshore saltwater fishing lures.
And we try them all…
But truth is, most (but not all) of them don’t work very well.
In fact, some of these crazy realistic lures flat-out don’t work at all!
And yet, they are some of the most expensive.
So I brought the fishing coaches to talk about this phenomenon.
- Some of the best (and worst) realistic lures out there
- What attracts fish vs. what attracts fishermen
- What some of the best lures in the world are — and how laughably unrealistic they look
- And much more
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I definitely recommend), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
The Truth About Realistic Fishing Lures [VIDEO]
The Truth About Realistic Fishing Lures [PODCAST]
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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from our conversation about realistic-looking lures:
0:06 – The problem with realistic lures
1:19 – The biggest realistic lure disappointments we’ve all had
7:54 – The problem with realistic vs. boring-looking lures
9:07 – What matters more than looks
16:16 – How water clarity affects the performance of realistic-looking lures
17:34 – Justin’s story about catching big beach snook off Sanibel
20:50 – Luke’s experiment on gold spoons vs. white spoons
23:04 – The trend for tried and true hard baits
24:49 – Gotcha plugs for mackerel
26:08 – Tony and Luke’s m0st unrealistic lure the catch fish with
34:17 – An easy tool we’re working on to help you decide which lures and equipment to use
39:10 – Luke shares some awesome underwater trout footage
43:32 – Wyatt and his black eye make a late entrance!
Here’s what really matters when it comes to lures catching fish: action!
The twitch of a jerk shad or wobble of a gold spoon are so much effective at catching fish than the look of an ultra realistic lure.
So stick with basic, proven lures and don’t buy lures that are designed to catch fishermen, not fish!
Here are some of our favorites:
What’s your best realistic lure story?
Let me know down in the comments!
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