How to Fish With a Wobbler?

Sergio Smirnoff

Hello, my name is Sergio Smirnof, and my goal with FishReeler is to provide a valuable resource for anglers of all levels, from beginners to experienced veterans. I hope that my passion for fishing and dedication to the sport shines through in the content I create and inspires others to get out on the water and catch some fish!

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The most important and useful things to know about the topic! The choice of rod and reel, the right fishing line (braided line), wobbler design, and properly assembled fishing tackle.

How to Make a Tackle for Wobbler Fishing?

Tips for the novice angler to successfully catch fish such as Atlantic Sierra fish, Barracuda, Pejerrey fish, Hurel, and other predators on wobblers from shore (or rocks). In order to fish properly and be successful, here are the basic criteria that must be taken into account:

  • Which body of water
  • Who to hunt
  • Time of year
  • Time of day
  • A specific place to fish

Today I will tell you how to fish in the ocean from the shore at a depth of 2 to 8 meters. Throwing a wobbler up to 100 meters and daylight hours (dawn or dusk). The choice of wobbler:

  • Weight 22-40 grams
  • Length 80 to 130 mm
  • Standard form (see photo)

Standard Wobbler Shapes

  • Color: light colors with shades of yellow, silver, blue, and gray
  • Priced from $6 to $30 each

Choice of rod – Goture Xceed 1004 M-S 4 Sections Travel Fishing Rod. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer here. The main characteristics are:

  • Length 2.5 meters to 3.5 meters
  • Lure Weight 3/8 oz
  • Line Weight 15-30 lb
  • Mod-Fast Action
  • Med Power
  • Length 10″

Reel choice: here is the option of the Piscifun Flame 4000 Light Weight Ultra Smooth Spinning Reel. The mainline is a good solution KastKing Heavy Duty Silky 8 Carrier Braided Line 20LB 100% PE. Braided line 200 meters long for long-distance throwing and not to get tangled. The thickness of 0.16 to 0.25 mm.

Leash – fluorocarbon with thickness from 0.25 to 0.45 mm.

How to tie the mainline and leash?

Important. Be sure to cut the ends of the line short.

The swivel plus a carabiner lock (strong with corrosion protection, reliable).

Attachment Lock Knot – Palomar Fishing Knot

Video – how to assemble the tackle?

How to Catch Fish on Wobbler Fishing Lure?

Find a convenient place to cast. It is advisable to see where the local fishermen are catching. Start fishing 2 hours before sunset.

Start casting your wobbler as far as possible toward the ocean. After the wobbler has dropped, you need to wait a few seconds while it sinks to a depth of 2 to 5 meters. While fishing, it is important to change different types of wobblers at least every 20 minutes. Until one of them does not like the fish and starts biting.

Next step. Rotate the reel quickly. The number of revolutions per second is an individual approach. Predatory fish will bite sharply and you need in time to bite it additionally so that the triple hooks are deeply in and fixed in the mouth of the fish.

Once the fish is caught (the reel will emit a characteristic crackle), you, without loosening the line, try to pull the fish to shore. The first minutes are usually the most active and it is important to turn the fish head to shore if it pulls to depth.

The decisive step. Pull it to land. You can use a net or a boat hook, or throw it into the shallows. Experienced anglers take the fish by the gills in shallow water and bring it to shore.
If you do not need the fish for food, you need to carefully remove it from the hook and release it into the water.

Important. To make fishing comfortable and safe supplement your equipment with Rapala tools. Then in the process of hunting, you will not have any problems or unexpected situations. I hope my tips and video will help you catch your fish!

Sergio Smirnoff
Sergio Smirnoff
Professional fisherman with 40+ years of experience.
Fishing and the ocean is a passion of my life. I am passionate about all kinds of sea fishing: fishing from the shore (spinning, float, baitcasting), from a boat, and spearfishing day and night.

I live in Tenerife (Canary Islands) for the last 10+ years and share my daily fishing experiences on my website. Many years of personal experience as a fisherman and the vast experience of my friends allow me to write professionally on any fishing topics (from choosing a flashlight and equipment to deep-sea fishing).

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11 months ago

I liked your article, very valuable. Learned how to pick up and the technique of fishing on a hard wobbler. In the video, I see how best to “play” the wobbler to deceive the fish and make it bite and angry. You have to tug and up and down, to the side and to yourself. Visually saw and will master this skill. Just pulling even a perfect wobbler is not enough, especially during the day and in clear water. 

I would like you to add more information from me on soft wobblers. They are more mobile in the water and therefore more like a really small fish. Buy these wobblers, which have an additional attachment on the jig head. Then it will last longer, will move properly in the water, and will not turn and get off the offset hook. Look carefully at my photo and everything will become clear. Thanks again.

11 months ago

I happened to read your article on wobblers for novice fishermen. Completely agree with it and will practically apply your advice. There’s a full and varied set of different wobbler designs. Some of them I have been using for a long time and have been successful. Your bias is more towards fishing from the ocean, and I live near a large lake. Such tackle works in freshwater as well. Write in more detail your advice. Some things you have to guess for yourself.

Last edited 11 months ago by Ighin_PT
11 months ago

Your article contains a lot of text and video about the jig fishing techniques, but very little about how far to cast silicone or plastic light bait to successfully catch fish. It is well known that to throw a bait less than 10 grams you need a special rod and fishing skill. In order to do this, simply invented additional equipment – a bombarda. Bombard allows you to move the bait up to 100 meters from the shore. I will show whoever is interested how the bombard can be assembled. This design strengthens it (it does not bend and break the center tube due to the strong line) and makes it easy to quickly attach to the main line and change leads. The most successful fishing with this rig is when the bombard is near the bottom of the body of water. To do this, you have to wait at least 1 minute after casting and then only pull it.


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Christopher Joseph
1 month ago

Your content valuable for me. I have learnt how to pick up and the technique of fishing on a hard wobbler.