TESTED: Shimano Lure Project – Medium Minnow

LURE fishing for bream can be quite fun and rewarding, especially in areas that feature tight overhanging cover and underwater structure. I’m a fan of targeting bream as they feed on the high tide among mangroves, rocky edges and manmade structure like pontoons and wharves. This can be quite a challenging way to fish as there are many unseen snags lying in wait to hang up straying lures.

In the above scenario a floating/suspending hard body minnow is hard to beat. As I’ve found of late the Shimano Lure Project Medium Minnow is a lure that fits the bill perfectly. It’s a 50mm (50F) suspending minnow that lately has become my go-to bream lure – one in the PY (pearl yamame) colour has been attached to one of my yak fishing outfits for a few trips now and has accounted for around 20 bream and a flattie or two.

At 2.5 grams it’s best cast off an ultralight spin outfit and attached to 3-4lb braid and matching leader, or as some bream tournament pros do, straight fluorocarbon main line. Worked with a slow pausing retrieve the lure’s suspending action allows it to be worked efficiently around underwater structure like mangrove roots and tree branches without getting hung up too often.

The lure dives to just over a metre and features super sharp Owner trebles and quality split rings. It’s available in eight colours as well as a sinking version. If you’re into lure fishing for bream these are well worth a try. Check out video at link below for more info.

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