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Fishing With Lures

Fishing is a popular sport. For many it is an opportunity to share common interests and develop new friends at the same time. Big business has created marketing lines for every possible product, targeting the outdoor lifestyle. The number of available fishing lures has grown along with the need for diverse capabilities in fishing lures. Using a lure is a part of fishing, required to ensure success.

Using fishing lures improves the chances for a quick, quality catch. A lure that pushes through the water, with ready resistance, wobbling its way, will draw attention to fish. Hopefully the lure entertains the fish, until they are in place for a strike. Use of lures has become a part of fishing protocol today. Choice of a lure depends on the particular fish sought. Each lure has a sort of dance that will appeal to certain fish and lead the fish to a place for strike.


A light lure, cast with a moderate speed, will glide through the water and attract a school of fish. As the lure runs through the water, these fish will follow: crappies, albacore, bluefish, and certain species of bass, along with numerous freshwater fish. Use of heavy lures will bring heavy fish: walleye and bass.


Some fishermen thrive on their creativity. They add plastic, pork rind, or pieces of chamois to their lures. It is their way of getting the attention of certain fish. Some attach colorful yarn, especially red yarn, to their lures. This is a very effective draw for the fish.

Plastic worms have become popular. With rods the fisherman cast and cast, using plastic worms, scented for the fish they plan to catch. From the beginning it was thought these plastic worms would be durable and functional. Testing them confirmed their sterling quality. With a strong plastic head and soft durable body, the scented plastic worms survived the durability test. This lure is available today at a reasonable price. Plastic worms go fishing, rigged with the caster’s swing. The action of this plastic lure guarantees a strike. It is so successful that fisherman want to fish forever.


Controversy surrounds the research of a laser lure, soon to be marketed in Canada, before it is released in the United States. This lure has been tested in fresh and salt waters, with the use of a boat. The laser lure drew more fish than other lures from the same boat. It is deemed to be safe.


Fishermen are courted by an industry that includes every aspect of the sport of fishing. Accessories for fishing are available for purchase in a multitude of places. As the consumer makes a choice of fishing gear, casting equipment, and the type of lure he wants to use, he will be able to find the quality of equipment desired. There are many magazines available with an outdoor life theme, complete with excellent photography and timely articles. An avid consumer will find useful information within these magazines and will track changes in fishing accessories and new items, as well.

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6 thoughts on “Fishing With Lures

  1. bingo says:

    What is the best way to clean old fishing lures without damaging them?
    I have over a hundred vintage fishing lures that were my dad’s. They are in really good shape, but need cleaning. I need to know the best way to clean them without damage to them.

  2. ThePerfectStranger says:

    Sounds like you have a treasure in lures. Personally I would just put them a special tackle box display and hold on to them. Cleaning would lesson their value by removing the vintage appeal. Buy new lures to fish with and start you own collection of usable lures. But that is my opinion.

    Clorox or CLR will clean the lures but will leave an odor. Fish can smell and will not hold on to a lure with the smell. If you use any of these products or others, be sure to wash them in fresh water after cleaning giving time for the odor to subside then perhaps spray them with an odor eliminator.
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  3. The Wormist says:

    for starters, do not use anything stronger than mild dish soap and a soft toothbrush for scrubbing. if any are painted wood, l would not touch them with even that for fear of removing any paint. plastic lures should be okay. l pulled a crankbait from the lake that was covered in growth and after a mild scrubbing, the finish looks almost new.
    but painted plugs can get hairline cracks in the paint over the years and water may penetrate and lift paint chips which will lessen any value.
    make a shadow box for display in their present condition.
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  4. ideal22us says:

    i agree with the wormist
    also, if you have old bucktail lures, soak them in dawn dish soap overnight
    then rinse clean
    if you dont want odor,
    for most lures, make a paste with baking soda, and scrub lightly with a toothbrush
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  5. bamavol says:

    pretty much same answer as couple of others
    use VERY gentle luke warm spray of clear water first – might be all you need to get off dust
    check for cracks or flaking – if any you should probably stop
    use Dawn
    very soft toothbrush or cotton swabs or cotton cloth wrapped around toothpick
    might need to briefly dunk in mild bleach solution if evidence of mold or mildew
    don’t display in direct sunlight – will cause fading
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