LURE FISHING TIPS | BEAT THE WEED FOR PERCH – SAM EDMONDS

A Texas rigged creature bait

by Angling Times |

Lure fishing at this time of year can have many challenges, mainly the abundance of aquatic vegetation that has to be negotiated without constantly snagging up.

I like to use shallow-diving, floating crankbaits, worked above the weed. Try pausing the retrieve now and then and the lure will float up, allowing you to start working it again.

A selection of crankbaits
A selection of crankbaits

A soft bait, rigged Texas-style, are also worth a go. To add weight, rig it on an offset jighead or with a small bullet weight. Spinnerbaits can also work well, because the hook rides upwards to avoid most snags.

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