HOW TO FISH A NEEDLEFISH LURE FOR BASS IN THE UK Jun18

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HOW TO FISH A NEEDLEFISH LURE FOR BASS IN THE UK

 

 

HOW TO FISH A NEEDLEFISH LURE AT NIGHT FOR BASS

 

 

PIC COURTESY OF KEITH WHITE JBG

 

WITH DUE DERERENCE TO THE EXPERTS OF  NEEDLE FISH FISHING

 

ARE THERE ANY APART FROM KEITH WHITE AT JERSEY BASS GUIDES?

 

ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE TO BUY OR FISH THESE AMAZING LURES FOR BASS

 

A FEW SIMPLE RULES FOR THE UK

 

FISH AT NIGHT

FISH A TIDE RIP

FISH WHERE SANDEELS OR SIMILAR BAIT FISH MAYBE

FISH SLOW, JUST KEEP IN CONTACT WITH THE LURE

CAST ACROSS AND UPTIDE( FISH DO NOT SWIM FAST AGAINST THE TIDE)

USE THE BEST  BRAID YOU CAN AFFORD

USE A HEAVY LEADER

USE A ROD REEL COMBINATION FOR LONG CASTING OF A NEAR 2 OZ LURE

 

There are different versions, ones that sink slowly, ones that float, ones that dart or make different

wake patterns but its up to you to find out what works for you

 

Practice in the day time and dont worry if the lure looks lifeless, believe me it works

 

a cut and paste US explaination is here and is a good as they come

 

they are coming to shops in the UK but US east coast suppliers and tackle shops in the Montauk area are great to talk to and as cheap as these lures will be,

 

Expect to pay around $16-00 a lure plus post, cheap compared to high end Japanese stuff

 

Experiment with hooks as well but be careful not to destroy the wake pattern of the needle

 

Good luck everyone 

 

if you want any more info go fishing with Keith White!!

 

 

 

 

Needlefish  Bass Fishing Lures

Gibbs Needlefish Lure

Gibs Needlefish Lure

The Gibbs Needlefish Lure is made of wood and floats.

Super Strike Needlefish Lure

Super Strike Needlefish Lure

The Super Strike Needlefish Lure is made of plastic and sinks. But the plastic body has air chambers, and it sinks slowly.

Stetzko Needlefish Lure

Stetzko Needlefish Lure

Stetzko Needlefish Lures are hand crafted from wood.

About Needlefish Lures

Needlefish lures became popular during late seventies and early eighties, when surf fishermen around the Cape Cod Canal and Block Island found that they were very effective for catching striped bass when sand eels were the predominant bait, especially at night.

The needlefish type lures that were available in those days, made by Boone, were not very rugged, and were often damaged by the larger stripers, and sometimes fish were lost. Don Musso, designer of the Super Strike line of popping lures, was the first to build really rugged needlefish lures with strong swivels and through-the-body wiring. Super Strike Needlefish are among the best of these type lures, even today.

Gibbs came out with their version of the Needlefish lure soon after. Al Gagliarduci introduced a wooden version called the Gags Needlefish in 1984.

Needlefish lures have no lips, or blunt or concave ends, so they don't provide much action on their own when retrieved. However in rips, and such places, the moving water provides the action. So just retrieve the lure slow and straight and let the moving water do the work.

The next question is what color. If you go to Montauk, the fishermen are all using yellow. In June of 2009, Mike Coppola caught a 55.75 pound striper at Montauk on a yellow Super Strike needlefish lure.

Needlefish lures are most popular in places like Montauk and Block Island, where they have boulder fields and rocky bottoms, like shown in the photo below. When sand eels are around, the needlefish lure provides the long thin profile that imitates the sand eel. You can retrieve the needlefish lure without hitting the bottom and getting snagged on the rocks. The Gibbs Needlefish lure, which floats, is the easiest to use. Although the Super Strike Needlefish lure sinks it comes back near the surface when retrieved, so you can avoid hitting the bottom, and getting snagged, if you are careful.

Super Strike Darter