Many fisherman choose their lures and live baits by trail and error. They keep changing until they find something that catches a fish. But choosing a lure or bait is not a random choice for expert fisherman. Instead, they select a lure or bait only after considering the following factors.
1. Madeye Lures:- Madeye Lures are all about “ACTION”. Whether is the super thin ail of a Flick Stick, or the vibrating legs on the Mad Crab, Madeye Lures will dart more, wriggle more and flutter more than other lures on the market. Every Madeye has been painstakingly designed and tested for Australian Species. Months and even years are spent perfecting the ultimate lure.
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The Madeye 3″ Flick Stick has been designed from the ground up for Australian Species, and like all Madeye Lures is 100% Australian Designed and Owned. The Madeye Flick Stick has more action than most stick baits. It long thin tail begins to taper around half way down the body. This gives the flick stick an irresistible action that can be imparted with only the smallest of rod movements.
Due to its streamline profile the Flick Stick casts further than most other soft plastics, making it the ultimate shore based lure. As the Flick stick falls through the water column it perfectly imitates a dying bait fish. Give the flick stick short sharp twitches and it looks like a bait fish taking it’s dying breath. Predators cant resist an injured prey and that’s why the Flick Stick will be so effective on Bream, Bass, Flathead and Snapper.
Many hours were spent refining the design of the 3.5” Whippy Worm in an effort to create the best Bream Lure ever made. The thin leg act like a parachute and help give the Whippy Worm a more natural look as it falls through the water column. While the head of the Whippy Worm is thicker making rigging it a breeze, it tappers off mid way to a super thin tail which give it far more ACTION than other soft plastics on the market. The small and thin grub tail wriggles like crazy but still keeps to the finesse theme of the Whippy Worm due to its size.
Need a faster sink rate? Simply rip the legs off to decrease the drag as well as act as more a finesse presentation. Removing the legs or cutting it down to 2″ will also improve casting distance. Removing the grub tail will see the ball tail float upwards when the Whippy Worm is dead sticked, making it a realistic sand worm imitation.
The Madeye 3″ Paddle Prawn is the ultimate prawn/shrimp representation and “Mr Madeye’s” proudest creation to date. Unlike most other prawn lures that have no action, the Paddle Prawn’s paddle tail really brings this lure to life. Realistic design causes fish to eat it even when its not being worked. Fish unweighted and work it across the surface “pink grubbing” style, Lots of thin appendages for even more big fish appeal. Cut it down for more finesse presentation.
Realistic prawn imitation, The Flutter Shrimp’s super thin curl tail flutters like crazy with only the slightest of movement, Can be cut down to a 1.5′ or 1′ grub.
The Mad Crab has been specifically designed for Australian bream. We all know that bream love to feed on live crabs and that’s why the MAD CRAB is the perfect lure to toss around pylons and rocks. Testing in the swim tank proved the need to make the claws a little thicker than a standard grub tail. This helps the claw to hold its shape better and give a more realistic presentation of how a real crab swims.
Front and back curl tail claws give a “swimming crab” Action. The body of the Mad Crab is shaped like a mussel, Making the Mad Crab effective even after the claws have been picked off.
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2. Vennon Hooks:- Sourced from the highest quality steel and chemically sharpened using the latest technologies, Vennon Hooks won’t let you down. Vennon Mini Assist Hooks are the perfect choice for Blade fishing lures. The twin assist hooks are less likely to get snagged and are also harder for fish to throw, once hooked.
More and more anglers are fitting them to top water lures as the fish will “slurp” down the hooks thinking they are a prawns feelers. These especially work great for whiting on top water. The rubber skirts and tentacles provide even more fish attractants and can help slow the sink rate of any lure.
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3. Soft Plastic Lure:- I was shown my first soft plastic lure a long time ago. This was back in the early 1970s, when i was an avid freshwater bass fisherman. The innovative bait of the moment was the plastic worm, which was more revolutionary than anyone could have guessed at the time. Back then, I didn’t realize it would spawn a whole new category of fishing lures for sale.
The early success of soft plastics was driven by the burgeoning bass lure fishing phenomenon of the 1970s. Those anglers embraced the first artificial worms, and then the salamanders, snakes and minnows that followed, along with a host of weird and wonderful shapes that had no counterpart in nature. It took more time for saltwater anglers to accept plastic as a suitable material for a fishing lure, although some of the early designs that found fans included the Salty Dog shrimp and original Alou Eel. I remember experimenting with freshwater worms on saltwater jig heads and catching weakfish and their southern cousins, sea trout, but many years passed before soft plastic lure came into their own for saltwater pursuits.
4. Fishing Soft Plastics:- Soft plastics probably account for more large mouth bass than any other type of lure. In fact plastic worms, which were introduced in the 1950s, soon began catching so many bass that one southern state introduced legislation to ban them! Today, soft plastics are available in three main types.
While plastic worms are available in hundreds of shapes and sizes, the majority of large mouth fisherman rely on curly tail plastic worms from 6 to 8 inches in length. These worms are big enough to attract in length. These worms are big enough to attract a good-sized bass and they have an enticing action when fished at a slow pace. Longer worms, those 10 inches or more, often result in a higher percentage of missed fish. Like other fishing soft plastics, many of the worms manufactured today are scent-impregnated for added attraction.
This category includes a wide array of imitation crayfish, lizards, frogs, salamanders, eels, etc. Like plastic worms, these lures come in many shapes and sizes.
5. Fishing Lures For Sale:- The next time you’re rummaging through the garden shed it’s worth taking a long, hard look at that old tackle box. Fishing lure for sale collectors have driven the price of pre-1940 lures by famous manufactures and in un-fished condition through the roof. Even some of the 1940s to late 1960s plastic lures are now bringing in excess of £40 each.
Antique lures (1890 – 1930) are hot collecting items. It almost seems as if anyone who collects anything is looking for old lures, and the most sought after are the fly-fishing type. Of course, we’re not talking about those lures with teeth marks all over the body and paint chipped off, but rather the ones the owner has kept on the shelf as a back-up or has put away in a box. In the world of antique lures, condition is everything.
Generally, the most collectable lures were produced by the major companies, such as Hardy. But don’t ignore old lures made by some of the more obscure companies that may not have been in business for longer than a year (and who produced their lures during the period 1910 – 1930). These lures can also bring big money to the lucky seller.
Fishing accessories from the 1940s to the ’70s are also big news these days. The lure boxes, reels, trout creels, fly rods, old fishing displays from hardware or sporting goods stores and even the gizmo type gadgets are highly prized.
Items to look out for
Single fishing lures from 1890 – 1930. These cost anywhere from £25 – £75. Fishing lures for sale from the 1960s and ’70s. These are grossly underrated by collectors at the moment, and most makes will eventually show a profit – the more elaborate, the better. Depending on their condition, these can be had for anywhere between £10 – £40.
Sometimes old shop displays advertising fishing lures for sale will have several lure samples housed in a glass cabinet. These displays can be worth a whopping £500 – £1,000 if you manage to find one.
6. Fishing Forum:- Recreational fishers have open access rights to the fishery and no license is required. Except for some allocation provisions for species in some areas there are no have hard constraints on total catch. The fishery is manged through input controls (size, limits, daily limits, area closures).
Given the importance of the recreational fishery and its growth, the Ministry of Fisheries has focused on initiatives to improve the overall management of the fishery. The following initiatives have focused on improving engagement, and improving the collection of information:
a. Design of the Ministry’s Regional Recreational Fishing Forum network to better align with the primary fisheries management area boundaries and to place greater emphasis on mandated representatives: forums are linked to the ministry’s fisheries planning and decision making processes;
b. Establishment of an annual national meeting of Regional Recreational Fishing Forum representatives and national recreational organization representatives to inform cross region prioritization and to identify and discuss strategic policy issues;
c. Establishment of a multi-method, Large Scale Multispecies Survey approach to estimate recreational fisher’s catch in key stocks, including cross-method checking and validation;
d. Working with charter vessel operators to introduce a registry of all charter boat operations in order to gather catch and effort by recreational fisheries on their boats.
7. Flathead Lure:- The Big trick with choosing the right Flathead lure in any water depth or current speed is to select an offering that will stay with a meter or less of the sea bed throughout the greatest possible part of each retrieve or troll, run. Ideally, this offering should actually make regular contact with the bottom, kicking up little puffs of sand or mud as it does (although, of course, this isn’t an option with a surface lure.)
For the most part, surface lures are only effective on Flathead Lure in water less than a meter deep, and ideally in the 10 to 80 cm depth range. Very shallow-running minnows and lightly-weighted or unweighted fishing soft plastics can also be deadly in this sort of ‘skinny’ water.
If casting or trolling deeper diving minnows and plugs, establish the depth that these lures will run at on the tackle you’re using, and concentrate your attentions on stretches of water within a meter of that running depth.
In other words, if the plug or minnow spends the majority of each retrieve or troll run swimming at about 4m, concentrate on the 3 to 5 m Zone when using it, allowing it to shovel and dig through the sand at the shallower end of that range and still run within easing striking distance of the bottom at the deeper end.
Finally, remember that sinking lures such as metal spoons, leadhead jigs with soft plastic or fiber tails, lip-less crankbaits and metal vibes or blades can be fished at any depth, simply by allowing them to sink all the way to the bottom before commencing a lift-drop or stop-start retrieve.
That feature makes these sinking lures extremely useful tools for working a range of depths and also for covering areas with very uneven bottom contours or unknown depths.
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