FishingEnthusiast.com November Saltwater Lure of the Month
Sea Striker's Got-Cha Lure
Sea Striker’s Got-Cha Lure is a must when it comes to fishing for Spanish mackerel. This particular lure is designed for blue fish, trout, stripers, Spanish mackerel, lady fish, jacks, and many others. They are particularly effective when you throw them off a pier, bridge, or jetty. The Got-Cha lures have proven effective from the Florida Keys to the great lakes (for Musky) and all along the eastern seaboard.
Anglers can fish the Got-cha lures in several different ways. You can cast them straight out with the current, letting out some slack in your line so it sinks. You may also cast against the tide, so the Got-cha starts sinking and coming back towards you immediately. When using this technique, it is recommended that you cast out diagonally as opposed to straight out. Once you feel the bait touch the bottom, start jigging it up so it does not snag. Make sure to jig with your rod tip down. The stripers and trout are hanging out near the bottom, and this is best way to go down and get them (yes you will catch some snags, but you will also catch more fish!).
When fishing off the bridge, work the shadows (the area where the lights shining down reach the shadow of the bridge itself). The area directly below the bridge is more shallow than the water in front, so be careful of snags! Some fishermen allow for the Got-Cha plug to just go straight to the bottom during a slacking tide and just bounce it up and down. A longer rod is recommended for this maneuver.
If fishing from a boat, Got-cha plugs are good for jigging trout, stripers, and blues. Let them sink towards the bottom, and then jig them back up.