Many variations of lures can be utilized to land your targeted species of fish. From drop-fishing for snapper or grouper to jigging for mackerel and amberjack, there are literally hundreds of options for catching fish. Another highly productive method is trolling, which is where the Mann's Stretch lure shines. This article covers the basics of using these particular lures.
Things You'll Need
- Fishing rod and reel (with appropriate test line)
- Fluorocarbon leader
- Mann's Stretch lures
Tie one of the swivels (of the appropriate weight class) to the tag end of the fishing line coming off of the reel.
Tie an 18- to 24-inch length of the fluorocarbon leader to the swivel that you have just tied to the main line.
Tie yet another swivel to the tag end of the fluorocarbon line. This will enable you to easily change the lures--Mann's lures have clips on their rigging.
Clip on a Mann's lure. This can be a Mann's Stretch 25, 30 or any other size. The number behind the name of the lure indicates the depth at which the lure will dive.
Drop the lure into the water behind the boat and let out enough line so that the lure can dive to the proper-functioning depth.
Accelerate the vessel until the lure is moving freely under the water at the appropriate depth and continue to troll at this depth until a fish strikes the lure. You will know a fish has struck the lure by a rapid jerking of the rod tip and the drag on the reel releasing a bit of line.
Fight the fish as you usually would in any fishing scenario.
Tips & Warnings
- When trolling more than one lure, try to keep them as far apart from each other as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of tangling the lines.
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