Fishing Tip: team up to work the water column

October 16, 2007 by John - No Comments

highlow.jpgWhen fishing shorelines from a boat, have the angler in the bow throw a topwater lure or fly, and the angler in the stern throw a weighted lure like a jig or, if fly fishing, a sub-surface fly. Game fish often “buzz” lures or flies, boiling up under them but not hitting them. A subsurface lure will often get smacked once a top water presentation has gotten their attention. In this way, you and a buddy can work the entire water column. If one type of lure is clearly the ticket, both of you can switch to it. And if you happen to be the only one with that type of lure on board, you can start the bidding at retail and go from there.