Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kwikfish Lures

Continuing the theme of the previous post, I thought I'd share the particulars of a conversation I had about Kwikfish lures with a well respected Kenai River guide. One spring day we were both taking a break at a boat launch restroom and I told him that through the years I've noticed he's very effective as a guide and that he only fishes Kwikfish lures and never salmon eggs. I asked him about the key to his success and he was quick to tell me he'll purchase 100 lures to find 10 "swimmers". Wow. That's a heck of a commitment. It seems excessive, but it's really hard to argue what he's been able to do (I personally like to mix up salmon eggs and Kwikfish lures and let the fish tell me what they want).
So why do salmon like this lure so much?

I've boiled it down to four factors. I'll list them from the most important reason to the least important.

1A) The action of the lure. This means properly tuned.
1B) The placement of the lure (the seam the fish are traveling).
2) The scent on the lure.
3) The color of the lure.

When all these factors come together.....Paydirt!

Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service


Anonymous said...

So are you saying color catches fisherman and not fish?

Beaver Creek Cabins & Guide Service said...

Funny you say that. I’ve got one friend who says every color works as long as it’s orange.

About the only time I think color matters is when the water conditions change. If it’s clear water use bright colors. If it’s dirty water use dark colors. That’s a general rule of thumb.