Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

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Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

Post by senkosam » 30 Aug 2019, 08:09

With all the misinformation fishing media has hyped over the decades, I read or hear about the use of artificial lures. Here's a quote:
artificial baits or lures are made to imitate prey or prey characteristics such as color, flash, or shape, that fish find attractive.
(note words in bold)
prey or prey characteristics
Guess it means copying a live animal hoping to fool a fish that is too dumb to be fooled.

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Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

Post by -CN- » 10 Sep 2019, 16:52

Insightful.
But is a bait and a lure the same thing?

Bait can be live. I'd say a lure is artificial - always.

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Post by senkosam » 10 Sep 2019, 19:38

Bait can be live. I'd say a lure is artificial - always.
Most definitely except a lure is a lure and the real thing to the angler - unlike artificial turf, teeth or fruit.

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Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

Post by LDUBS » 15 Sep 2019, 14:57

I guess whatever is used is intended to entice or "lure" the fish to bite. But in context of fishing, I have to agree a lure would be defined as an artificial bait. I suppose saying artificial lure is kind of redundant, but nonetheless seems to be a commonly used term.

So, would trolling a brined shad minnow be considered a lure or a bait? Maybe an "organic" lure. Haha
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Post by senkosam » 15 Sep 2019, 16:48

So, would trolling a brined shad minnow be considered a lure or a bait? Maybe an "organic" lure. Haha
...more like a dead fish with a hook in it. LOL

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Post by LDUBS » 16 Sep 2019, 11:17

senkosam wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 16:48
So, would trolling a brined shad minnow be considered a lure or a bait? Maybe an "organic" lure. Haha
...more like a dead fish with a hook in it. LOL
:LOL2: :LOL2: :LOL2:
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Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

Post by Buzzbait » 03 Nov 2019, 11:06

Bait catches fish.
Lures catch fishermen!!....
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Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

Post by senkosam » 03 Nov 2019, 11:42

I suppose saying artificial lure is kind of redundant, but nonetheless seems to be a commonly used term.
So many things passed down through the generations of anglers have been ingrained over many decades. Nothing wrong with that except when it reduces the catch potential such as mimicking prey.
Bait catches fish. Lures catch fishermen!!
Many lures advertised as the next big thing to the barbed hook do catch fishermen. Every time I open a new B.A.S.S. magazine, all I see are less-than-subtle advertisements within articles - especially when big money tournaments are written about or when certain techniques are explained. Different forums also mention specific lures that are supposedly new and better than same-type lures.
PT Barnum had it right.

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