Grunter on Minnow

30 April 2016
Author: Emile van Druten

The life-like action of the Salmo Minnow triggered this spotted grunter on the Gouritz River. The bill/body / half-eye position on this lure is probably one the best around.

This combination secures a very special lure reaction best described in my books, as a “wobation” (something between a wobble and a vibration). It is a forgiving lure, meaning that you can vary by design or default your retrieve speed without killing the movement of the lure.

Special care must, however, be given to the line diameter. I suggest a .18mm to a .22mm mono or fluoro, braid also good!