How to Choose and Use Depth Lures

how to choose and use depth lures

Now that we are living a new era for fishing, where lures have gained a lot of ground, knowing how to choose and use them is an inescapable necessity for fishers who want to call themselves professionals. That is why today at PescaCosmar we have thought of talking more about the subject, touching the subject of deep lures.

How to Choose Among So Many Depths Lures Available

There is an extensive range of deep lures. Each one oriented to specific depths, and later delimited by their action under the water. Choosing the most suitable becomes a dilemma for those who do not have much experience or much memory, The area, the wind, the thickness of the line, the species to be captured, the natural swimming that would present a fish similar to our lure, the speed, etc.

Getting used to the same type of bait is counterproductive since you will not have the opportunity to prove the effectiveness of others that could have been much more appropriate in one situation or another.

Perhaps for a novice means investing enough money, however having a repertoire of different lures multiplies not only the possibilities of getting catches, but they help you to store a cumulative experience very enriching, especially if you spend time analyzing things Which have worked or not, during certain fishing days.

Deep lures:

how to choose and use fishing lures

The Importance of Color

When working with lures in depth, if we want the fish to be able to see clearly, we will choose clear colored lures. However this varies a little if the water is cloudy since the fish better distinguish the contrasts, that is why the recommended colors in these conditions are white with red.

When fishing in sunrises or sunsets, and you do not fish so deep, the light is much more intense under the water, so it is better to use dark colors that stand out against the light.

If you go beyond 10 meters deep, yellow has proven to be a particularly striking color, as well as whitish.

The Shape and Size

You must study very well the species you want to fish, which is your fishing zone and your food preferences, if for example, it is a species that is fed mainly of fry, it is better to have a thin, elongated and small lure. If on the other hand, it feeds on crustaceans it is advisable to use thick, robust and short lures.

Trade Show;

Keep in mind also that in addition to choosing the right shape, its manipulation should reflect a swim similar to those fish that it imitates. A fry will not swim straight for several minutes without getting tired; a crab will not float in the middle of the camp, and so on.

The Weight;

The greater the weight of the lure the greater depth can reach, as simple, however to a greater extent the fishing equipment must increase its power and capacity, as the conditions will be more demanding.

What are Bibs and What are They for

The bib or paddle is an extension of plastic or metal that protrudes from the mouth of the lure to guarantee certain dynamism or action of the same under the water. Some help to deepen, others create a particular swim, others sink only when the line is collected, etc. Their behavior will be given by the length, width, thickness, inclination and finally the speed and direction of the collection.


Testing them underwater is vital to know what each one does and how we could benefit from having one or the other.

Types of Deep Lures and Their Action Underwater

If we get to name each type of bait, we will complete a whole book, so today we will talk about the most essential.

Spoons or Spoons;

They are deep-sea lures used in the fishing of freshwater predators, their designs are extensive, because of the minimal variation of their concavity, size, texture, holes and even colors, create entirely different effects.


However, we can emphasize that what attracts more of the spoons is its vibration under the water, the optical illusions that it creates and the reflection of the light in the metal.

Minnows or Jerk Baits;

Minnows are the most popular variety on the market. It is a single piece of wood or plastic that resembles a small fish. Its size, design, and weight can vary to suit the needs of each Fisher, as well as the shape of your bib:

The depth minnows better known as "sinking" minnows or "Countdown," are those that sink just touch the water, some do it fast and some slowly.

In another bag we can put the minnows of large size, those that exceed 15 centimeters, which have been well received among tall fishers, trying great predators.

Halco Laser Pro;

Other very attractive and efficient depth minnows are the crankbaits, which are easily distinguished by their trim, sturdy and round shape. Formerly they looked like crabs (hence their name) but now look for a tiny and fat fish.


Unique to the jigging mode we have the leaded, bullet-shaped lures better known as jigs. Its aerodynamic shape allows to cross the water quickly for an optimal sinking and to pick up right. Usually, they bring a tail of hairs, feathers, vinyl in the form of pulpitos, etc.

Chatter Baits;

It is the mixture of a jig, and a teaspoon on the fixed head which acts as a bib has proven to be a combination especially appreciated by Japanese fishermen. They are used for bottom fishing, and some bring protection against algae to avoid entanglement or loss of the lure.

Plumbed Heads for Vinyls;

Lead-hooks are excellent for giving depth to vinyl lures, which are sometimes more useful with certain types of fish. Typically, plummet heads are fitted with special vinyl glues that maintain an attractive cadence with the bottom stream or during the collection of the line.

How to Use Deep Lures

While some decoys are designed taking into account the technique to use, and not all react in the same way to the movement of the reed, the truth is that each fisher is free to give life to his lure as he sees fit. Knowing the techniques of spinning will open the way to a smarter and more professional fishing.

Considerations for Launching Deep Lures

The bass line acquires sufficient weight to reach a considerable distance, however in this type of fishing, the distance loses importance about the precision, it is more advisable to throw to the appropriate zone than to reach it As far as possible.

Therefore he tries to make well-executed moves in the technique, instead of aggressive throws of force. You will only need more power when your fishing rod is rigid, and your bow thrust does not become too deep to catapult further into the rig.

Before each launch verify that the line that has been left out does not exceed 40 centimeters and especially care that the movements of the arms when launching, be smooth.

When do I Start Collecting;

Typically with the surface lures, the fisherman waits for a few seconds to collect, after the lure drops into the water, as this gives the fish time to know who caused the disturbance in the water.

However, with deep baits, there are two options. If you have the property to sink alone, we will not pick up until the thread is slightly taut, instead if it is a lure that only deepens with the collection, hardly touch the Water we will spin our reel to pick it up and help you deepen.

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