Lure fishing is a very rewarding style that is popular with many anglers. Lure fishing for beginners can seem overwhelming due to the variety of brands, styles, colors, and materials available in the fishing market. Look for “beginner bait fishing” for the style of fishing you are planning and you are sure to find some options to get started with. Artificial baits are designed to mimic bait fish, so learning how and when to use them is important. Here are some common baits every angler should have.
Bait fishing for beginners: types of baits
Types of baits every angler should have in their tackle box and techniques to know.
The easiest option for novice fishermen. Plugs are hard plastic baits with patterns that mimic the appearance of bait fish. “Topwater” plugs float on the surface and usually make sounds and movements that attract aggressive fish. Some plugs hang in the water and have a plastic lip that allows them to dive deep or along the bottom. Sharp twitching and stopping work well with plugs.
Spinnerbait baits attract wild fish with their colorful appearance and vibrations. Visually, these baits have a light colored skirt over the hook with a metal blade that rotates, reflects and vibrates. Use a steady and steady fetch to move these baits horizontally through the water.
3. Device with soft plastic
Jig baits consist of weighted “jigheads” at the tip of a J-hook. Soft plastic bait can be slid over the hook to give it the look of a bait fish. Soft baits come in a variety of colors and styles that vary the way the bait moves in the water. To attract fish near the bottom, throw the bait and let it sink. Then pull slowly by lifting the tip of the rod. Try different techniques until you figure out what appeals to the fish.
Spoons are curved, concave metal baits that wobble when found and resemble an injured baitfish. Throw spoons, then steadily bring them up through your target water column. Spoons reflect light and create vibrations that appeal to fish.
Make sure to renew your fishing license before testing your bait. Have fun bait fishing!