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Well I got my first mirrolure some time ago and I have a few questions. What are the differences between the floating, suspending, and sinking twitchbaits? Mine is sinking and i haven't caught anything with it yet. Help?

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The one to use depends on where you think the fish are in the water column:

  • Obviously, a floating bait, well, floats; so, that's a topwater bait.
  • The sinking bait can be "counted-down" to a certain depth and then start a retrieve; however, if you include pauses in the retrieve, the bait will sink somewhat more on the pause and you have to consider that in your retrieve cadence. The advantage of the sinking bait is that you can run it at the depth that you think the fish are holding in.
  • A suspending bait will run at a certain depth and, on the pause, will suspend at that depth (and often will get bit on that pause).

All three types of baits have their purpose and selection depends on knowledge of where the fish should be holding based on general experience, applying seasonal patterns, indications from a sonar, etc.

If you are not getting bit with the sinking bait, either you're running it at the wrong depth, or you're fishing where the fish aren't, or that particular bait just isn't floating the bass's boat that day !

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You don't hear much about mirror lures for bass.  They are a staple for inshore species like redfish and snook.  theres's no reason why they won't work on bass though.  the lures for inshore and bass are pretty interchangeable.   I too don't have much luck with the sinking mirrorlure, but the floaters and suspenders are killers.   Keep tossing them, they will catch

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50 minutes ago, avidone1 said:

You don't hear much about mirror lures for bass.  They are a staple for inshore species like redfish and snook.  theres's no reason why they won't work on bass though.  the lures for inshore and bass are pretty interchangeable.   I too don't have much luck with the sinking mirrorlure, but the floaters and suspenders are killers.   Keep tossing them, they will catch

I was surprised when I saw a thread about MirrOlures.  Then I saw that the OP was in Daytona so that made sense. You're on the coast in Florida as well, so you would be up on MirrOlures. I still have some MirrOlures that I've had since the 1960s...and the reason I had them is that I used to live in Dade County FL and they always had plenty of rack space in the tackle shops...;)

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I have a couple but do not remember what models. One is a 4"ish that suspends less than a foot under the surface and another 2 or 3" sinking. Good quality and price but haven't fished them enough. 

They still are all over the shelves at any shop in Miami Dade County. 

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6 hours ago, Goose52 said:

I was surprised when I saw a thread about MirrOlures.  Then I saw that the OP was in Daytona so that made sense. You're on the coast in Florida as well, so you would be up on MirrOlures. I still have some MirrOlures that I've had since the 1960s...and the reason I had them is that I used to live in Dade County FL and they always had plenty of rack space in the tackle shops...;)

MirroLures2.JPG

Nice collection.  condition is great.  No doubt they would catch trout and snook.

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7 hours ago, avidone1 said:

You don't hear much about mirror lures for bass.  They are a staple for inshore species like redfish and snook.  theres's no reason why they won't work on bass though.  the lures for inshore and bass are pretty interchangeable.   I too don't have much luck with the sinking mirrorlure, but the floaters and suspenders are killers.   Keep tossing them, they will catch

Yes i'm aware of that and i do plan to also use them inshore one day. But right now i'm too young to drive myself and my parents dont fish. So for those reasons i am stuck at my neighborhood pond. 

Now you have heard my sad story of the boy who hasn't ever caught a redfish, snook, trout, etc. ;(

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Well young fella, living in Daytona I forsee many redfish in your future, so hang on to those mirror lures.  for your pond I would try a 4 inch senko.  Have fun kid, it's your time

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