ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Sports and Recreation»
  • Fishing

Saltwater Fishing Lures

Updated on March 14, 2011

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!

Tobimaru Sardine original
Tobimaru Sardine original
Storm Popper
Storm Popper
Maria Miss Carna maquerel
Maria Miss Carna maquerel
Maria Miss Carna sardine
Maria Miss Carna sardine
Tobimaru Sardine with specs
Tobimaru Sardine with specs
Tobimaru Sardine without specs
Tobimaru Sardine without specs
Lazer Eye sardine
Lazer Eye sardine
Bomber Long A
Bomber Long A
Aile Magnet maquerel
Aile Magnet maquerel
Repainted Tobimaru
Repainted Tobimaru
Repainted Tobimaru
Repainted Tobimaru
  • 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?

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • nelson soares profile image
      Author

      nelson soares 7 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      Thanks TurtleDog, I´ve been making nice catches lately with the sardine lures!

    • TurtleDog profile image

      TurtleDog 7 years ago

      Thanks for the hub. Caught this on shetoldme. I just spent a summer fishing in NJ. I wish I tried some of these. Will use this in future for some lure ideas. Thanks!

    • nelson soares profile image
      Author

      nelson soares 7 years ago from Sunny Algarve

      Those bomber lures can take a pounding and just keep on going!

      Thanks mdsons!

    • mdsons profile image

      mdsons 7 years ago

      nice hub - I have a bomber Long A that has been put through the ringer and like you said it's still as good as new - and over 5 years old!!

      Here's a link to some of the best saltwater fishing rods available today http://www.saltwater-fishingrods.com/

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)