How to choose the right bait, jerkbait versus a crankbait. People give little thought to which lure to use at specific times. It does make a difference in catch rates. The factors affecting the choice. Include matching the hatch, the depth the fish are located, and water conditions. All these factors need consideration when choosing a lure
As a beginner, the internet is full of opinions on what lure to use. Lure selection for beginners needs to be simple. Experienced anglers will make good choices. Yet, they often forget a beginner lacks the skills to use some lures. You want to start with easy-to-use lures that are productive where you fish.
Lure fishing is confusing to a beginner. The choice of lures seems endless. How do you know which lure to use? Learning to use lures for fishing means knowing what lure is best to use.
Choosing the lip length relates to the depth. The longer the lip the deeper in most cases. The correct length is important. The lure needs to hit the bottom or cover but not too much. A lip too long keeps the bait digging into the cover. Lips too short do not get to the cover. The lure should bounce along and not get stuck from digging down too hard. Sometimes the retrieve needs to change to work the lure.
Old school lures are the ones people have forgotten but still catch fish. Before you dismiss the lures understand fish have likely never seen or experienced these lures. It will be something new to them. The modern angler seems to be more focused on the newer hot techniques. They have forgotten about the tried and proven baits of yesterday. The few that have taken the time to find a few oldies but goodies are enjoying success