How long should you wait before changing lures?
While it’s good to change lures to keep the action going throughout the day, make sure not to change it every 5 minutes. As someone just starting out, and not afflicted with topwater madness or fly fishing yet, getting the numbers in to gain as much experience as possible is the most ideal.
How often should I recast when fishing?
The waters will wash off the scent over time, so we recommend recasting every 15 minutes.
How do you know which lure to use?
In general, choose smaller jigs and grubs when fishing for panfish (bluegill, sunfish, crappie, perch) and larger lures such as spinnerbaits and crankbaits when fishing for bigger fish (bass, walleye, and pike).
What is the point of a swivel?
The main purpose of the swivel is to allow the two line sections to rotate independently of each other, which allows self-unwinding of any twists formed during line casting and retrieval, preventing undesirable tanglings.
What do speed clips do?
The Norman Lures Speed Clips are tiny metal clips you tie to the end of your leader. The clips take the place of your fishing knot you would tie and allows you to change lures by simply pinching down on the device and locking the lure into the split rings.
How long should you wait before you recast?
In general, a surfcaster should recast his/her line every 20 minutes to check on the bait. This is based on several factors including the type of bait used (live or artificial), and how rough the water is.
How long do you wait for fish to bite?
You can tell when something bites since you feel the line jerk forward. Wait to let any slack out of the line before reeling the fish in. Sometimes you may end up in spots where the fish aren’t biting. If you’re there for 15 minutes without a bite, try moving somewhere else.
What lures attract what fish?
Choose lure size according to the tackle you’re using and the species you’re fishing for. In general, choose smaller jigs and grubs when fishing for panfish (bluegill, sunfish, crappie, perch) and larger lures such as spinnerbaits and crankbaits when fishing for bigger fish (bass, walleye, and pike).