Lure angling can be a fun and exciting sport, but it can also be quite frustrating if you are not doing it correctly. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common beginner mistakes that people make when lure angling. By avoiding these mistakes, you’ll have a much better chance of catching fish!
3 Beginner Lure Angling Mistakes
If you’re just getting started in lure fishing, there are a few things you should know in order to avoid making common mistakes. Here are three beginner lure fishing mistakes and how to fix them:
You’re using the wrong lure in the wrong place. For example, you are fishing in a rocky bottom area with a lot of water movement. This is a tricky situation to be in because you don’t want to send anything heavy that sinks all the way to the bottom, gets caught on those boulders, and even worse, where there are strong currents that will push it into the rock and get it stuck. You’re going to want to stay up, toe up towards the top column. If not, you’re gonna want to be very seasoned in jigging because it’s not easy and a lot of times, if the current is too fast, don’t even bother. If fishing in weedy areas, consider a weedless lure. Try to cast downwind for your lure to go further. In higher winds use a heavier lure.
You’re retrieving your lure too rapidly, giving the fish insufficient opportunity to bite, or you’re simply fishing at the incorrect speed. You could be fishing it way too slow or way too fast. I’ve noticed that a slower retrieve generally gets more fish, but too rapid a retrieve will not bring me any. If fish is chasing your lure and you see the fish busting out, try slowing down the speed and give them a chance to eat it. If you are sight-casting, cast your lure in front of the fish – they don’t eat from their tail!
You are simply not throwing that lure enough. Make sure that you are using the proper amount of force when setting the hook. Sometimes, you could be doing everything perfectly but the fish are simply not there, you’re not there at the right tide, something’s going on with the moon, and there are so many different factors that you have to take into account. Have trust in your bait, these lures operate, they have worked in the past, and they have been proven. You must have confidence in yourself and stick to your strategy. If you are not catching, try switching to a different lure.
These are just a few of the most common beginner mistakes that people make when lure angling. By avoiding these mistakes, you’ll have a much better chance of catching fish. Thanks for reading and we hope this helps!
Do you have any other tips for beginner lure anglers? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading and happy fishing!