Whether in deep or shallow water, fishing spoons are an indispensable lure that are as versatile in their usages as they are diverse in appearance and style. Indeed, they are known to be the oldest type of lure in the world and can be used to catch many types of fish, though primarily those, which dwell in lakes and rivers, are known to be most attracted to them. For these reasons, spoons are likely to be found in the tackle box of practically any experienced and skilled fisherman.
In order to effectively use a spoon lure, one must also effectively understand the nature of the game they are after. No, you do not need to be an expert on the eating and living habits of your prey; one just needs some simple evaluation of the fish in order to determine how to utilize the lure. One thing to take into consideration is the size of the fish. The size of the fishes determine the general size of smaller prey it is after, and this in turn should determine the size of the spoon you will want to use. Obviously larger fish will be more attracted to and likely to bite on a larger spoon; whereas smaller ones will be after smaller spoons, etc.
Do not be quick to disregard the color of your spoon in relation to the color of the water as well. Practicality would probably lead one to believe that in murky waters, a bright colored spoon is the most logical choice; however this is not always the case. Remember that the fish who dwell in murky water have become adjusted to this murkiness overtime and will naturally be more cautious, weary and less likely to bite onto a lure that is brightly colored because those vibrant colors are exotic to them in their murky water. Just because a lure is easier to see, does not mean that it is inherently more attractive and desirable to the fish you are after.Meeresangeln (sea fishing) now a major industry for employes.
Fishing spoons are supposed to represent the smaller game that larger fish are hunting after in their natural habitat, and they do this very well. The design of spoon allows them to twist and jig in likeness to smaller fish; however, this is just one attribute that makes them effective. In combination with each other: size, color and movement, all the combining attributes of spoon lures make them indispensable assets for any fisherman.