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The 10 best zander lures for the winter
Posted On 4 November 2019
If there is one time of year when pike-perch fishing really makes sense, it's winter. This fish, like most predators, gets into turmoil as winter approaches for spring breeding. The chances of catching a large pike perch are then higher than during the summer period. To help you not to miss this period, Rodmaps has concocted a selection of best pike-perch lures to have in your box for the winter, so that this season rhyme with trophy fish
1. OSP DOLIVE SHAD 3.5 and 4.5 : One of the most iconic pike-perch lures
This is the iconic shad of the OSP brand. Initially designed for bass fishing, it has proven to be formidable in pike-perch fishing, whether vertical or linear.
2. KIDNEYS BUBBRING SHAKER 5
What to say about this little wonder. Even if you can use this pike perch lure in all ways (neko rig, chika rig, texas rig, carolina rig), it is in drop shot that it will be the most captivating for our pike perch.
Why? Quite simply thanks to its extraordinary design. A finesse lure with an injected exoskeleton allows it to have a mobility close to 100%, which is extremely rare for a lure. The second very important point is that it is floating. In general, floating lures are much more effective in drop shots because they appear better with predators.
3.ZOOM BOOT TAIL FLUKE 5.25
You want to combine the strength of a soft lure and add excellent caudal mobility, look no further, the BOOT TAIL is the lure for you. Even pikes have a hard time knocking it apart.
The choice of colors was made especially for pike-perch fishing and the French market. It is a safe bet if you are tracking this predator.
4. MADNESS MOTHER WORM : the finesse pike-perch lure
This is a “finesse” type lure, fragile but very popular with predators in general. A very flexible plastic and equipped with the attractive megabass. To have in your box.
5. OSP DOLIVE STICK
A very dense salty body makes it swim downhill without ballast. However, it will also be a formidable drop shot weapon on the pike perch. Bring it to life with micro blows of the tips directly above the boat or even drop cast from the edge. The pike-perch lure is also a decisive vertical weapon. The narrowing of its tail will move on its own. The less you animate, the more keys you will have.
6. BASS ASSASSIN TURBO SHAD : An essential pike-perch lure
We couldn't make a list of must-have pike-perch lures without citing the first swim shad on the market. BASS ASSASSIN gives us a real magnet for pike-perch and predator in general. It has been tested in North America (USA and Canada) for fishing Walleye (walleye), the American cousin of pike-perch.
7. ZOOM SUPER FLUKE 5.25
This famous brand has had this lure in the range for bass fishing for a very long time. The team Fishconnection has tested this lure for a few years on winter and static fishing. When the pike-perch are in a lethargic state and they are close to the bottom, this lure with its discreet paces, looks like two drops of water like a bad bleak. One of the pike-perch lures to test absolutely in great depths.
8. FOX RAGE SLICK SHAD
As effective in linear as in vertical, we found its essential utility in the fishing of the currents on the hunting posts of pike-perch.
The goal is to leave the lure free to move while controlling its drift, lifting it slightly from the bottom. We advise you to equip it with jig heads of 5 grams. Attention the keys are very violent!
9. DEPS SAKAMATA SHAD
A large finesse lure with a very wide body which prevents it from sinking quickly. It will be able to stir a lot of water compared to other finesse type lures.
You will probably have to overlook it, but every setting is different, let's not forget.
10. FOX RAGE ZANDER PRO
The big advantage of this pike perch lure is the strength of its plastic. Resistant to the teeth of our predators, it is an economical lure. It will last much longer than most soft lures on the market.
It also has the ability to very little get caught in obstacles, which will therefore allow you to approach pike-perch which would normally be inaccessible.
Rodmaps is above all the story of Nicolas and Matthieu, two friends passionate about fishing. Since our childhood, our passion drives us to travel through France and to travel around the world in search of adventure and trophy fish. Through Rodmaps, we want to share our passion for fishing with as many people as possible and make people discover the joys of this sport around us, because yes, fishing is a sport!