How to Use a Spoon Lure

Kristian Ole



Fishing spoons are the most popular and trending lures in the world of fishing. After all, they are seamless to use. Other than this, learning how to fish a spoon can also help you master the art of retrieving, casting as well as a host of other fishing methods. Here is how to use a spoon lure when you are on your many fishing expeditions.

Basics you need to know

When understanding how to use a spoon lure, you need to keep in mind these basics.

  • A spoon lure is generally oblong in shape. It is simple in design and it is concave on one end. This works to grab water and generates a wobble. This, in turn, leaves a light reflection that resembles baitfish running away.
  • These lures are perfect for large fish. This includes salmon, northern pike, muskies, trout lure, walleye and largemouth bass.
  • Shape and thickness are vital when deciding the spoon’s action. A deep concave spoon gives out a wider wobble. A long spoon gives a wider side to side wobble.

It is important to take your time when choosing your spoon lures.

Using different types of spoon lures

With surface/topwater spoons, you can catch fish that hide in thick covers. Cast the cover out. Retrieve and reel promptly so that lure remains on the surface. Trolling spoons are lighter and thinner. This makes it easy to slowly troll them. You can tie it to a rig with a diving crankbait. It can be trolled for longer durations. This makes it easy to go after fish that are at the very bottom.  

With casting spoons, all you have to do is cast it out and reel it back in. you can attempt to use minor variations by playing around with direction and speed. Jigging spoons are all about freefalling. It is ideal for predators. When it touches the bottom, take up the slackline. Do this until the tip of the rod is a foot above the water. Use the spoon to create short jerks up and down. When the spoon is falling strikes take place so always be on the watch.

Then there is the weedless spoon. A majority of these spoons come with wire guards. This can make it easy to use an array of retrieval methods. This includes twitching and pausing so that the spoon can settle into open holes. It is ideal for fishing in thick cover.

So there you go. These are the different ways how to use a spoon lure. Go ahead and use them to the best of your advantage. 

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About Kristian Ole

Kristian Ole Rørbye, a marine biologist and seasoned angler, shares his fishing adventures and expertise on FishingKris. Join him as he explores the world's waters, one cast at a time.

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