I just bought a small pack rod(2-10 lb Trailmaster III), so I’m planning on fishing lakes when I go camping or backpacking. I have a reel too, but there’s so many kinds of tackle that I don’t know what to buy. I’m not going for any specific fish, just whatever bites at lakes. So what should I use for sinkers, lures, etc?
Go to BigW, Kmart, BCF or your local fisho shop and get a fishing lisence and a pak each of assorted split shots, assorted slide bullet weights, assorted sized hooks and assorted snap swivels-these all should come in a small round plastic container with a moveable top to pick which one you want. also get a few weighted or non weighted foam bodied slide bobbers, string style bobber stops, a small leader spool of 6lbs test mono line,and some pre tied leader and hooks for until you are confident with your knots, and a book on fishing knots- for this i use “tying strong fishing knots-by bill herzog” you can find this either a bait shop or online at http://www.amatobooks.com here it costs $6.95 and has lots of knots for all types of fishing. also a good back pack with a bladder system spot in it. for the bobber stops just slide one up your line a few feet, then slide the string up toward the rod tip off the plastic tube, pull the sting ends tight and trim leaving a small amount of tag string, then take the tube off the line, slide on a bead that is provided with the stops onto line followed by the slide bobber orange or what ever color stripe up towards the rod tip,if not a weighted bobber slide on a small slide weight then tie on a snap swivel so the snap is free, then snap on a leader then bait the hook and cast
This is rather long….hope it helps.
Outback Fishing Lures – Outback fishing lures can be fished on the surface, or top, of the water. These fishing lures can imitate wounded bait fish, frogs, or even small mammals. I’ve always had success with frog imitation poppers and minnow imitation top water plugs. A great tip for fishing top water lures is to do it when the water is as calm as possible, the more the surface of the water is like glass, the better top water fishing lures will work.
Spinners & Spoons – I’m grouping spinners and spoons together because I believe they are in the some family. The both imitate baitfish (for the most part) and can both be quite effective as fishing lures. The two most popular versions of spinner and spoons are probably Rooster Tails for spinners and Daredevils for spoons. A daredevil spoon in the colors red and white have long been known as a great pike bait. Rooster Tails are wonderful for trout and smallmouth bass fishing. Are spinners and spoons the best fishing lure? That’s for you to decide…
Minnow Imitations – Minnow imitation fishing lures are more than likely the type of fishing lure that all of the world is the most familiar with. These are the fishing lures that look like bait fish and come in all of the sizes and colors that actual baitfish are available in. These types of fishing lures are also available in colors that only a 3-year old could love. There are minnow imitation fishing lures that dive a few feet deep to as many as thirty feet deep. You can cover the entire water table with minnow imitations. The most popular of these types of fishing lures has to be Rapala’s. Rapala’s are made from balsa wood and are a very lifelike, realistic, and effective fishing lure. Another lifelike and realistic fishing lure is the KickTail Minnow. The KickTail Minnow is fairly new to the fishing lure market and looks as much like a real bait fish as anything that I’ve ever seen. The bottom line is that minnow imitations are exactly what the name suggests: fishing lures that imitate minnows…
Rubber Worms & Grubs – These might not be considered ‘fishing lures’ to some anglers, but they are close enough to be added to the list in my mind. Rubber worms have been a favorite of bass fishermen for generations, and rubber grubs attached to a jig head can be an incredibly effective method for catching almost every species of fish. Rubber Worms are rigged in various ways and one of the most popular methods is called the ‘Carolina rig’. Rigs such as the Carolina rig are used mainly for fishing for large mouth bass.