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Wednesday February 21, 2018

Let's face it... Fooling a fish with an artificial lure has some intrinsic satisfaction. Many anglers boast "I'm a Purist" in my fishing endeavors and I never use natural baits, I only use artificials. Fly fishing aficionados are at the top of the pecking order when it comes to artificials and often snear and look down upon mere fisherman that use natural baits and refer to their collection of flies as the "Real" natural baits while many fly fishing enthusiast go as far as saying their fly imitations should only be insects and larvae. I don't know about you but I just like catching fish and whatever works is fine with me... LOL!

Growing up on the saltwater canals off of the Banana River Lagoon in Central Florida I was given a simple balsa wood diving Rapala plug to fish around the mangroves and docks with. I quickly studied varieties of Mirrolures and other hard twitching and diving wood and hard plastic lures for their effectiveness when I earned the ability to buy my own collection of lures.

I had an infatuation with hard lures or baits from the time I was a boy till present day as manufacturers have spawned large varieties from shallow diving lipped & unlipped, suspending plugs, deep diving crank baits, hard jerk baits or twitch baits in an assortment of materials from wood, plastic and even Kevlar.

Hard baits can be trolled, casted and can be armed with an arsenal of treble or even single hooks. Some hard baits are very realistic and resemble exact duplicates of many live baitfish.

Look to conditions and presentation when fishing hard baits in each situation. I rarely use hard baits when weeds are thick as aquatic vegetation quickly disables action and tangles them. In the right conditions a nicely placed lure that stays in the strike zone long enough to get noticed with a realistic action will be rewarded. You'll want to experiment with suspending or floating hard baits figure out which one works best for each location and conditions you fish.

Fishing In Orlando Florida With Artificial Lures

Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: January 28 2017 22:43:07.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

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February - 2018 Fishing Forecast

There's not a better way to spend a Valentines day with your sweetie than out in the boat catching the winter sun and a few nice fish. If the weather this February stays nice, look for some fun and rewarding fishing into the central Florida spring break period. Fish get hungry as spring approaches and the cold winter grip releases. I KNOW... I KNOW... IT's Florida! How can Florida get cold? Well, it can often drop into the 40° mark over night and be in the 70's during the day, so plan a late morning trip on the lagoon and you should be safe in Februay and into March.

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