StingFish Flatfish Style Fishing Lure Applications:
Gauge your retrieve to get good side to side swimming action from your StingFish fishing lures. The best swimming action from this flatfish lure can be achieved between .8 and 2.0 mph with a variable retrieve speed often triggering a strike. It is best to tie your fishing line directly to the front ring as large snaps can distort the swimming action.
Slow Trolling Flatfish Lures:
Slow trolling on open water for salmon, laketrout and other species the StingFish has the advantage that it can be trolled as slow as 1 mph or even less and still have a violent shaking action. When trolling some fisherman prefer to remove the treble hooks and mount a large single 4/0 or 5/5 on the back of the lure which can work very well also. When trolled by itself this flatfish lure will dive from ten to fifteen feet down. This should be taken into account when you are targeting targeting a certain depth.
Bottom Bouncing Your Flatfish Lure
Bottom bouncing from an anchored boat or slow back trolling. An example of a bottom bounce setup would be with the StingFish flatfish fishing lure rigged on a three way swivel to run just off the bottom. This can be achieved by rigging a 1/2 to 8 oz sinker off the three way swivel at the end of 8 – 12 inches of leader. The StingFish is then run off the end of 24 to 36 inches of leader that is connected to the third point of your three way swivel.
Match your lure colour to the colour and spots on the bait your target species normally feeds on. Use lighter colours in dark water or dim light.