Fishing spoons are popular because they are attractive to all species of fish. They are easy to cast, especially for distance casting, which makes this a top choice for making fishing easier, but with less work.

How it Works

A spoon is a wobbly, underwater lure and can be fast or slow, depending on your retrieve. Some spin and others have no action at all. (Those are used for trolling) All spoons start to sink as soon as they hit the water, which is why it is so important to pay attention to the kind you buy.

How to Use it

It’s typical to cast a spoon, paying close attention to the depth and the type of retrieve, but should be reeled in slowly. In salt water, it replicates the Dying Minnow. For this effect, either you rod (twitch action) or you reel – then pause – reel then pause; when it is drawn between the pause, it also has that twitch action.

You can also let the spoon sink all the way to the bottom or by using the retrieve action, it makes it “Jump” from the bottom too.

Where you use your spooning skills

Spoons are ideal for saltwater trolling and deep water lakes. If you want to go into shallow water with a spoon, there are methods to use right on the surface. It’s a form of skittering, a lot of people call it skip spooning.

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