Today, we met up with a friend we got to know when we were in the UK. Lets call her Angler L. Angler L just started fishing quite recently and her home town is from Sabah. She is in town for some official R&R. So we decided to meet up.
Of cos, on the agenda was to have a good at a local fishing pond. However.. I will do a report on that later as the pictures are on the way by today or tomorrow 🙂
After the fab fishing time, we headed over to Beach Road for the famous Bak Tuk Teh… + a little shopping trip at the local tackle shop. She stocked up on some lures and various bits and pieces.. as for myself.. I got myself a new split ring plier, a set of treble hooks and some new rosco split rings.
Got home and started doing my lure spring cleaning.. Seems like I’ve neglected my lures for quite abit.. Most of the them were rusty.. So I ended up, removing all the hooks and splits rings off most of my lures.. I was quite surprise with the amount of lures I had LOL…
Due to that I’ve decided to share some information of the types of lures we have in the market. * To my best knowledge *
Most divers comes either as a suspending lure or floating lure. I tend to get the floating types as I find it could give me more control when I’m playing the lure close to the bottom. One point to note is that deep divers have a larger dip then most of the other lures. Diver normally dives to about 3-5mtr range.
Shallow Divers are used when you are fishing for fishes like Tarpons or Herrings.. Esp when you can spot them cruising the surface.. Some are even suspending types making it even better fishing for barramundis. Most shallow divers goes to about 1-2mtr range..
Jointed lures seems to give a “more alive” action when retriving. However due to the fact it’s jointed, at times it might have a weaker body then a solid lure..
Poppers are surface lures use to “pop” or cause disturbance on the surface. Best used when noticing pelagics whacking baitfish on the surface.. or for the local peacockbass.. It’s quite fun to experience all 3, Sight, Sense and Sound when a fish whacks the lure.
Rattlin type of lures tends to sink most of the time. Normally tend to use them to scout different level of the water. At times, I would let it sink to the bottom and slowly jig it up… Caught me a few groupers when jigging by the bottom.
Dedicated to Angler L. Hope you might find some use to this when you are back in you home town. Remember to use a slightly heavier weight when using ur lure retriever ya 🙂