Choosing a Flathead Lure is all about considering what’s going on in the flatheads environment.
- What is it eating?
- Where are the flathead located?
- What have you or others had success with before?
Now. If that sound a lot like flathead bait fishing then that’s because it actually is.
A lure is an attempt to imitate life. Either directly in in a manner that is mistaken due to movement or patterns.
For example. A squid tentacle can be placed on a jig. Cast and retrieved exactly the same way as a soft plastic. Even though there is nothing exactly like this in nature. It looks enough like a swimming, edible “something” to attract the interest of a flathead.
Indeed – the humble squid tentacle can make one heck of a biodegradable lure. Especially if it’s “cured” in salt and is toughened up.