How to Fish With Tube Lures

How to Fish With Tube LuresTube lures are a simple type of fishing lure than can save a fishing outing on days when traditional lures aren't working well. These lures are designed to imitate the motion and looks of a minnow or crawfish, are inexpensive and last a long time.Using tube lures requires a fisherman to use proper technique take advantage of their design and to attract fish.


Difficulty: Moderate

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Tube jig
Step 1
Use your tube lure on days when other lures are proving ineffective.
Step 2
Peg a weight 6 to 9 inches up the fishing line from the tube lure to allow for the best dragging in moderate cover. The thicker the underwater cover, the closer your weight should be to your lure.
Step 3
Toss the lure and weight 10 to 15 feet beyond the boat. Let the reel run until the tube hits the bottom.
Step 4
Let the lure sit on the bottom for a few seconds in case its descent has interested a fish.
Step 5
Pull the end of your rod up into the air to tug the lure off the ground, mimicking the movements of a small fish.
Step 6
Reel in the slack created by your tug. Do not reel before tugging. Continue tugging and reeling until your tube lure breaks the water, then recast.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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