Expert picks: Top surface lure for Colorado River waters
With our weather and water levels fluctuating, it’s been making it difficult for our boat or shore anglers to get out to the water.
I am taking this slow time to show one of my favorite lures. I must first say that there are some really good ones to pick from. Once you have picked your favorite, make sure you have a good line — and your knot is very important. A good practice is to retie after that hard strike or hook up.
Next, you will have to learn the best retrieve for your lure or spinner. Whether you are fishing the lake, which is still water, or our river, which moves along at about 5 to 7 mph, you should float at about 2 mph — and these are just approximates. Once you get the hang of our river and the current, you will catch fish.
Expert pick: the pencil popper
Hope this gives an insight to the various lures out there. Whether it’s a $10 or $300 lure, they all have different requirements to produce hook-ups. It’s mostly all about the retrieve. Spinners, hard baits or soft baits will mostly work when fishing for trout or stripers in this area. But some colors work better here than others.