How to Fish With Storm Lures

How to Fish With Storm Lures
Storm fishing lures are easy to use and deadly for catching fish. Storm offers traditional hard baits like poppers and swimmers, soft plastic baits and hybrids. Incredibly lifelike, Storm fishing lures are irresistible to all types of fish, including bluefish, striped bass, weakfish, summer flounder and tuna.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Spinning rod and reel Storm lures
  • Spinning rod and reel
  • Storm lures
Step 1
Tie on a Storm Rattlin' Chug Bug. One of my all-time favorite popping plugs, the Chug Bug has a built-in rattle for extra noise. You can use the Chug Bug for bluefish and striped bass by casting it to surface-feeding fish and retrieving the lure with a popping motion. By twitching the rod tip, the concave face of the Chug Bug throws up a spray of water, making a popping sound in the process. When a fish strikes your Chug Bug, resist the temptation to set the hook. Many times, fish miss the lure on the first try. If you set before the fish has the lure in its mouth, you will pull the Chug Bug right out of the strike zone. Wait for the weight of the fish before setting the hook. Your retrieve can be fast, slow or stop-and-start. Experiment on every trip to figure out what elicits the most bites from fish on that day.
Step 2
The Flutter Stick Mad Flash and Thunder Stick are two of Storm's many swimming plugs. These swimming lures wiggle enticingly below the surface, mimicking baitfish. A slow retrieve is your way to the fish, and the slower you go the better. At times these swimming plugs will yield more strikes with a quick, jerky retrieve or by adding an occasional pause to your slow and steady retrieve. Point your rod tip directly at the lure during your retrieve and be ready to set the hook as soon as you feel a fish bite.
Step 3
Storm's selection of soft plastic lures makes the competition look silly. These soft baits are so lifelike that you would be hard-pressed to identify the impostor from the real thing if they were swimming together. Holographic computer imagery is used to design the colors and scale patterns of Storm's soft plastic lures, and their attention to detail shows. Storm soft plastic lures can be bounced off the bottom or retrieved at different speeds to swim at various depths throughout the water column. The only negative is that like any other soft plastic bait, Storm soft plastics are easily damaged by fish with sharp teeth.
Step 4
Storm hybrid lures combine the lifelike imagery included with their soft plastic baits with the movement of a lipped crank bait. This combination gives these hybrids a unique swimming motion you will not find anywhere else. Whether you choose the Kickin' Slab or the Thunder Core Miner, your Storm hybrid lure will catch fish with a slow and steady or quick and jerky retrieve.
Step 5
You will develop confidence with all of your Storm lures only by using them. The more you fish with them, the more fish you will catch. As you catch more fish, you will use the lures with more confidence and work all of the water thoroughly.

Tips & Warnings

Use your Storm lures in calm conditions.
Don't use soft plastic lures when bluefish are present.

Article Written By Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is a freelance writer with published articles in "Nor'East Saltwater," "Sportfishing" magazine, "Pacific Coast Sportfishing" and "Salt Water Sportsman." As a fishing charter captain, he was also interviewed for a feature in "Field and Stream." Byrne studied environmental science at the State University of New York at Delhi.

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