Top Lures for Fishing Bridges

An angler casting a swimbait under a busy New York highway bridge; another dangling a chunk of crab in the pilings of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 400 miles south; a troller pulling plugs down a low-slung span in Miami; a guy on a skiff working a topwater along the gleam of streetlights on a Gulf Coast bridge: They all know the fish that lie hidden at nearby bridges. Another shadow-line option: oversize jigs such as the Spro Bucktail. Pull lipped midlevel diving plugs like the Halco Laser Pro along bridge pilings. Tie 3 feet of 80-pound fluorocarbon leader to a 150-pound-test barrel swivel, and snell an 8/0 circle hook to the other end. Slide a plastic bead, a 150-pound snap swivel, and another bead over 12 feet of 50-pound shock leader. Finish by tying the shock leader to the swivel and the main line. 8/0 circle hook snelled to 3 feet of 80-pound fluoro 2.) Tie a surgeon’s loop on the end of the fluoro. Slide a 3/0 bait-holder hook onto the dropper loop and a 4- to 6-ounce bank sinker to the surgeon’s loop. Tie 3-inch dropper loop 4.)

An angler casting a swimbait under a busy New York highway bridge; another dangling a chunk of crab in the pilings of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 400 miles south; a troller pulling plugs down a low-slung span in Miami; a guy on a skiff working a topwater along the gleam of streetlights on a Gulf Coast bridge: They all know the fish that lie hidden at nearby bridges.

plastic swimbait lure

1.) Work a plastic swimbait such as the Egret Wedgetail along the shadow line.
2.) Another shadow-line option: oversize jigs such as the Spro Bucktail.

lures for bridge fishing
Halco Laser Pro and Rapala Countdown Magnum 18

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