Try these tips for drift fishing in Lake Erie
Category: fishing tips
Jun 17th, 2019 by Keith Worrall
Modified Jun 17th, 2019 at 11:33 AM
Mike Bleech: Try these tips for drift fishing in Lake Erie
My how quickly drift fishing has become such a popular fishing method on our chunk of Lake Erie.
Not that drifting was not popular in the past. Recall the old chugging irons. For the younger among us, these started as lead cast onto a welding rod. Current drift fishing tactics have become more technical. Tackle is a little more refined. But it still can be tweaked to improve results.
One of the first things drift anglers should think about is their line. Talk about more refined, the fishing lines that are available today are of a different era from the lines anglers were using into the 1990s. And unlike so many of the new fishing products that come along, there is sound fishing logic behind all of the different line types.
The factors drift fishing needs tweaked are sensitivity and hook-setting efficiency, which are linked.