Saltwater Fishing Lures
Through a lot of trial and error and good counseling from more experienced fishermen than I am, I’ve narrowed down the many saltwater fishing lures that one can collect over the years. Every time a new lure comes out in the market used to catch a particular fish species one tends to buy it and pretty soon you’ll have drawers full of them at home and a small fortune invested.
Of “only” the 40 or so saltwater fishing lures that I possess, (I know folks who got hundreds of them) whenever I go out fishing with the buddies of course, I don´t take them all, these following saltwater fishing lures are the ones that I mostly take with me knowing that bluefish and seabass usually tend to feed on sardine or mackerel.
- Tobimaru Sardine, the original. Nowadays It´s hard to get this original lure version. With 27grams it´s a good caster and one of the saltwater fishing lures that has ever caught more Bluefish and Seabass.
- Storm Popper. When there’s not too much current and the water is almost flat, it´s a good lure to get those seabass from the bottom to the surface.
Warning: These lures are not new! They have already caught their share!
- Maria Miss Carna Mackerel. Excellent for surface feeding. This lure makes a zig-zag motion when reeled in and with 40grams it´s a good caster.
- Maria Miss Carna Sardine. Just like the above, this sardine lure has hoisted quite a few good Bluefish.
- Tobimaru Sardine with specs. Not the original but very close. On this lure as you can see just above the middle hook I´ve installed an extra rattler. It´s makes extra noise when reeled in and it has been a good catcher.
- Tobimaru Sardine without specs. Just like the above and with an extra rattler fit in.
- Lazer Eye Sardine. 30 gram lure that is a good and long caster. The right shade of blue on top with the yellow area behind the eye makes this lure very authentic for Bluefish and Seabass. A winner, just look at the fish bites that it has as medals.
- Bomber Long “A”. This lure can take bites after bites and still look new.
- Aile Magnet Mackerel. This 26gram lure is a good caster due to its magnetic weight transferring system. Sinks about a meter when reeled in and does attract a lot of Bluefish and Seabass.
- Repainted Tobimaru´s. Lures after so many catches especially from Bluefish teeth and bumps on the rocks or water breakers, they lose their appearance and you can’t tell if it’s a sardine lure, mackerel or whatever.
So I instead of just retiring them, I give them a new but different paint job. Yes, I had buddies of mine laughing at this, but soon their grins where wiped out of their faces when these repainted veterans brought in the big ones. Who´s laughing now guys?
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