4 Reasons To Fish With Soft Plastic Bait
For many years I had an unreasonable aversion to using soft baits to catch fish. However once I did give in and try soft bait at the persistence of my grandson, I am now firmly a big fan of soft plastic baits and do not fish with other kinds of bait any more.
Today the popularity of soft baits has grown in leaps and bounds mainly because of an explosion in tackle and techniques. Here are enough reasons for you to give it a try.
The soft plastics of today work incredibly well and seem to be a better way to catch fish. Because they have only been available for a relatively short time anglers are still discovering their huge potential. For me fishing with them has helped to raise the fun factor up another notch. I enjoy trying out new things and soft bait helps bring out a new element of skill when casting, retrieving and reading the water. As the versatility and available variety of these lures increases so will your fishing results.
2) No Mess
I love the fact that the soft baits are clean to use, so no more smelly and slippery hands for me. After using stinky bait it would sometimes take hours to get rid of the smell, even after vigorous scrubbing. Washing down the boat has also become a whole lot easier since there are no more bits of hard dried up bait to find and scrape off.
3) More Control
Soft baits unique action which is the result of their material composition as well as the angler's controlled retrieving action is highly effective for many fish. While I find that fishing with these plastics does need a bit of finesse, it is not difficult to learn. By having to rely on the way I am presenting the lure to the fish, I am always is in complete control.
Since lures should move with subtle movements your casting technique, retrieve rate and lure weight does need constant adjustment according to wind, current, and fish you are aiming to catch. If fishing from a boat your speed must also be taken into account.
4) Lightweight Tackle
Once the soft bait bug has bitten you will want to buy yourself some specialist soft bait plastic fishing rods, reels, lines, hooks, jig heads and baits which need not be very expensive. Also the bait which may seem a little costly at first does lasts for a couple of fish. You will seldom lose a jig head unless you are casting into rocks. After gaining a little soft bait fishing experience it became apparent to me that it is the cheaper way to fish.
I always try to fish using the lightest tackle possible because for me it's all about testing my fishing skill in getting the strike, fighting the fish and after a great battle landing it.
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