Weightforward Spinners

Tipped With Worm For Walleye

Charter-boat captains on Lake Erie rely almost exclusively on weight-forward spinners to locate walleye schools in the vast expanses of open water. The lures excel whenever fish are scattered over a large area or suspended at a certain depth. Most weight-forward spinners also work well for fishing in deep water or fast current. They have narrow bodies which cause them to sink rapidly and hold their depth. Others are better suited to sha1-lower water because their wider bodies give them aplaning...

Lifelike Soft Plastics

Slip Sinker Rig For Walleye

The amazingly lifelike look of many soft plastics can be easily explained they are made from molds of the real thing. Live-bait fishermen would argue that even the best imitation can never be as effective as the genuine food item. But most would agree that soft plastics offer some advantages over live bait. The major advantage is durability. Live bait often tears away from the hook when you cast, and a short-striking fish can easily steal your bait. lmitations stay on the hook much better,...

Russian Jigging Spoons

Make Blade Lures

CONNECT a bladewith a plain snap instead of a snap-swivel. The hooks swing up when the lure sinks and Tay foul on a longer swivel. CLIP your line to the front attachment hole of a vibrating blade to produce the tightest vibration and make the lure run deepest on the retrieve top . Connect the line to the rear hole to produce the widest wobble and make the lure run sha1lowest bottom . HOP a vibrating blade along bottom by first casting beyond the fish zone, then 1 paying out line as it sinks....

Knots for Use With Artificial Lures

Knot Attach The Fly

Yon can improve your success with artificials by learning the best knots for tying on lures, attaching leaders and splicing various types of lioes. Many of the best knots have beeon shown in previous volumes of The Hunting and Fishing Library, so they will not be repeated here. Some of the strongest knots for tying on lures include the Trilene knot, also called the double clinch the palomar knot and the World's Fair knot. These knots all test from 90 to 95 percent of the line streogth. But...

How To Tie Jig Using A Rabbit Strip

Best Artificial Bass Bait

The way a jig performs depends not only on its weight, but on its head design, the type of dressing , and the hook style. HEAD DESIGN. The head shape and position of the hook eye affect a jig's sink rate, action, and resistance to snagging or tangling in weeds. Follow ing are the most popular head designs Ball- This common, fast-sinking head works well in most situations. But the hook eye, which is on top, tends to catch weeds. Keel - Flattened vertically, this thin head slices through the...

Artificial Stonefly Crankbaits

Best Artificial Bluegill Bait

Most f1ies imitate some stage of an aquatic or tenes-trial insect. Because insects are an important food at some time in the lives of virtually all gamefish, it is easy to understand why t1ies are so effective. The majority of flies appeal to a fish's sense of sight, so they work best in relatively clear water. Some flies make popping or gurgling sounds, so fish can locate them even in murky water. Flies are divided into the following classes based on the type of organism they imitate Dry flies...