Hi Italo, seems to me that pike almost always strike a plug lure or a live minnow from the side and just below the head. Do trout usually attack a lure or minnow at the tail? I suppose it would be easier to hook trout if they went right for the treble at the tail. I have noticed that some trout spoons have a “little red teaser tab” attached to the shank of a treble, seems like a good idea. Thank you!

Posted on November 4th, 2017

Hi Angler, most of the time trout do hit lures from the back. The small “red tab” on many spoons and some spinners act as at tractors so that a following fish zeros in on the tab (which is at the treble), and strikes at it. I think the original thought behind the red-tab was that it was suppose to look like a small red blood spot. I’m not sure how effective it is since I have caught trout with the tab and without the tab. As long as it does not interfere with the action of the lure I guess it can’t hurt.

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