Cast or retrieve for small predatory fish with the Scorpion 52. The buoyant nature of the lure means it can easily be “backed off ” snags most of the time. Troll it at 0.5 – 4 knots or cast and try steady and erratic retrieves.
When successfully catching fish, try crushing the barbs on your hooks with a pair of pliers. The positives of such a move are that you can release fish back to the water with a minimum of harm, hooking fish is easier and if you happen to get a hook stuck in you or someone else it’s easy to remove. The only downside is that you can lose fish, however the best way to avoid this is to ensure that the line never loses tension once the fish is hooked.