Skirted lures are the ultimate weapon for snagging smaller Pelagic fish with ease. Unlike other surface lures like hard bodied or metal slugs, plastic squid lures are rigged for success. They won’t get tangled in weeds, and their single hooks make it harder for fish to escape. When it comes to trolling for Salmon, Tailor, Bonito, and other small Pelagic fish, I’ve found that plastic squid lures are the most effective option.
what you need to rig up these lures . skirted plastic squid lure, Ball sinker size 1 , some leader around 1.5 long 40lb , a hook that’s will suit the size of fish you are targeting .
Watch the Below Video To see How to troll The lures
Step 1 Rigging The lure What you need
Cut some leader/Trace( fishing line ) about 1.5 meters. Around 40lb should keep you out of trouble and be strong enough for most fish , it will also track better behind the boat with thinner line . next tie your swivel to one end of leader .
Step 2 Rigging a ball small ball sinker
Stuff the ball sinker up the lure so when your trolling it stays on the topwater .
Step 3 tying Knots the hook and sliding the beads on .
lumo beads to keep the hook back near the tail of the lure by adding as many lumo beads as you require you want the hook gap to be just sitting just out of the back of the tail . the skirt should slide up and down the fishing line and swivel will stop it at the other end .
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