How to Use a Lure Retriever – Fishing
Hey guys this is Gene Jensen. You know if
you fish crank baits you’re gonna get hung up in brush piles. You have to fish them in
and around thick cover and heavy cover, and it happens. You just get them hung up. I’ve
got this monstrous tree right here in the back of this pocket, and I got my crankbait
in it. It’s a lipless crankbait. So what do you do. Well, you break out what’s called
a lure retriever and whenever I mention my lure retriever I get tons of questions. What
is a lure retriever? Things like that, so I’m going to do a video on what they are and
how to use them. First of all it’s just a gadget that you can drop down your line and
knock your bait loose. That’s what this is. This is called a somthing golden retriever.
I’ll put the name right up here, but this is my favorite lure retriever. I have another
one, these you can buy at Bass Pro Shops. These little ones right here. These are great
too. These little chains they hook into your, you know if you have trouble getting them
out of the brush pile just keep shaking it till these chains grab hold of one of the
hooks and 9 times or of 10 you can yank it out. This one is amazing, let me go ahead
and get this bait out and show you how to use it. Get the bait our of the brush pile
by showing you how to use this. and then I’ll talk more about this golden retriever. OK
I’ve got it mounted on an old broken rod with an old old bass pro shops pro qualifier, 60
pound braided, I’d like to put 120 pound on here eventually I’ve just got to find some.
but I just push the button, lay that broken rod down on the deck. OK, you want the line
going towards you with the line tie going towards you and the hook going away from you.
I’m on the opposite side of the brush pile from where I got hung up. I put it on here
just like that so it will slide down that line. Pull my line tight, and I drop that
lure retriever right down to the bait. When I get to the
bait, I just bump it. Guess what’s happened. There’s my crankbait. OK. so let’s talk about
what all went on and how I got this bait out and everything else. Let’s talk about the
advantages of this type of a lure retriever and the other types of lure retrievers. Let
me get everything set up turn the camera back on and I’ll jump on it. Now let’s talk about this golden retriever
okay The reason I love this golden retriever. I found this a couple of years ago. A buddy
of mine, named Jeff gave one to me and about a year after that or about six months after
that I was trying to knock a lure off, and evidently it was on something metal, and it
sliced my line. That’s why want to go to some heavier braid. I really need to put some heavy
braid on here. I don’t like to use the line that comes with it because it’s so thick it
doesn’t go on a reel very good. That’s just how I do it. Some people wrap that line around
a marker buoy like the one I’ve got up in the front of the boat. I don’t particularly
like that because if you ever let all your line out that marker buoy will sink like a
rock. Because this is too heavy for it. So what you do is, Let me use the big thick line
so I can kinda show you guys how it is. When you put it on your line. You see how this.
It’s kinda hard to show the whole thing. This little spring or curlicue thing is. So basically
what you do is you run it along your line and your line goes right through here just
like that. The reel being on the side, and the bait being on this side. and you drop
it down and you do what I did on that video. You just shake it knock it loose. Sometimes
it takes a little little bit longer. you gotta change your angles and things like that, and
shake it and knock it loose. this one is amazing because this big hook right here as opposed
to these little chains, this big hook right here will get an Alabama rig or an A-Rig or
an umbrella rig whatever you want to call it. it’ll get that unhung. it drops down and
this hooks on to the main body of your of your A-Rig. I’ll use this one. Slides down,
hooks onto the main body of your A-Rig and it will pull that out and straighten out your
hooks and you get your 15 to 25 dollar A-Rig back. so that’s why I love this retriever.
another thing is I fish a lot of bridges a lot of riprap around bridges and things like
that and you are going to get your crankbait hung in somebody else is stinking fishing
line that didn’t know how to break the line off properly. it’s just gonna happen so what
I love about this is this will go down and grab hold of that fishing line that hook will
and yank it lose. this is just the ideal lure retriever. Now what I need to do with this
little broken rod is I need to put a new guide on, I broke the guide off cause this things
so heavy, but I need to change the guide to the bottom of it so it doesn’t break off next
time. And I just slide this over top of it. Reel it in and that’s how it stays stored
on my boat. It’s real easy to take out and deploy and get it all ready to go. this one’s
about $12 at bass pro shop. this one is $25 on whatever website you can find it on. not
bad. the other types of lure retrievers are there’s a long pole that has one of those
curlicues on it. and that’s ideal for a bank fisherman because you don’t need to, for instance
you don’t need to get on the other side, it helps, but you don’t need to get on the other
side of the brush you got hung into. You just extend that thing out and knock your bait
loose and get your lure back. There’s one called a Pocket Knocker. Now that’s a brand
name but I tend to just take my, break out my sinkers and a big clip and make
them myself. so what I would do is I would take a heavy weight, witch I don’t think I
have one in here but we’ll kinda simulate. take a heavy weight. This is a half ounce.
I would probably use a one ounce, a bell sinker something like that and then I take one of
my duo clips. Take one of these duo clips right here and I hook on to that bell sinker.
and then what you do is when you get hung up you get on the other side of the brush
pile, you hook it onto the line and drop it down the line and then when it hits that bait
you drop your line slack and it knocks that bait loose or you sit there and shake it.
It just gives your bait that extra weight on that bill or on the lip of it to knock
it loose. It done work every time but it does work a lot. it will save you a lot of money.
let me think. That’s basically it. I tell ya, a lure retriever is a great investment.
it will pay for itself just like that. These $12 or $15 lure retrievers at bass pro shop,
come on. you lose three 5 dollar crankbaits, you’ve lost the equivalent of the value of
this thing right here. so this thing will save you money in a hurry even this one being
$25 it has saved me a ton of money. they’re worth the investment and it’s worth learning
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