Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Alan

Lure Weights

3 posts in this topic

I am fairly new to using lures, growing up and fishing from time to time up to about 4 months ago, I have always just used a hook with some bait and a bobber. But now I am way more interested in using lures. I have plenty of luck with just picking up some small spinners for panfish, and some larger spinners for the Northerns and bass.

But when I am looking thru a catalog, like cabella's master fishing cataolog, they have all different weights by the lures for you to choose from. i.e. 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 etc...now I know the higher the number, the smaller the size of the weight. But for the novice like myself, how do I know just how big a 1/4 ounce, or 1 ounce lure is? Would I want a 1/16 ounce for panfish, or a 1 ounce for say pike? When I am looking thru a catalog, and looking for lures to catch 4-6 pound bass as a example, what size should I be looking for? Or for crappies?

If their is a method or system or even a chart that one could reference when searching for lures, could someone explain or point me to it? Cause, I am kind of lost in this area.. And in the stores, you can see the true size, but from a catalog, you just see pictures.

Thanks...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a bit of a roundabout way of answering your question - but your bait shop should have some really decent DVDs out on this topic. I know that I purchased my son DVDs on panfish, bass, walleye - all between 12 and 15 dollars a piece, and he learned a LOT about lures, location, etc.

I would recommend the Infisherman and Angling Edge videos. They are very imformative - and a lot of FUN.

Again I know this doesn't answer your question - but it should make you a more well-rounded fisherman. Have fun!!!

BTW - good panfish lures are ice-fishing jigs. Think mouth size more than anything....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you may also want to consider line weight. anything over 10 pound test might be difficult to throw a lure weighing less than 1/4oz.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Jim Uran
      What's your fish of choice to pursue? A weekday fish you could find after work are crappies, the basin bite on your local lake/lakes could make for a fun night bite. Panfish in general are fun to chase anytime, northerns are fun to target too but that's more of a weekend thing until we start gaining more daylight. Walleyes are punks to me and I've never been patient enough to target them unless I'm on LOW or Upper Red lol. 
    • monstermoose78
      Wow nice fish
    • MidCoast
      How do you even get on this lake to ice fish?  Seems to be surrounded by Private land. 
    • ZachD
      Well Friday was a little slow picked up some nice gills here and there no crappies. Sat morning picked up a couple 10 inch gills and a couple more for the bucket here and there. Sat night 930 the crappies came through I caught 17 biggest was 12. Sunday picked a few more gills up for the bucket before heading off to a different lake for walleye. again fish wanted nothing to do with minnows only caught one with them. All other fish caught on a tungsten orange and green glow tipped with only a wax worm.   we were in 12 fow the sunfish were 2 off the bottom crappie cruising 4 off bottom Side note tried walleye tonight missed 3 of them! Now I remember why I don't walleye fish much stupid things
    • Big-B
      I had the showdown as a hole hopping sonar but found I used my LX5 a lot more.  I went to the 7 and did not like it because it was bulky and hard to get used to both hopping holes and room inside one man Frabile.  Sold the 7 and bought another LX5 and do not see me going back to any other.  I have a wheel house and found is the only time I used the 7.  If you do a lot of fishing outside and like to move around.  I would stick with the 5, I now own two of them and don't see me using anything else.