Which Freshwater Lure is the Right Choice?

Which Freshwater Lure is the Right Choice?

Successful fishing depends on the fundamental fact that the lure plays a pivotal role. If you're having difficulty figuring out which lure to use in a certain situation then follow these steps for the best success.

The most effective fisherman is an informed fisherman, so first thing you would want to do is match the lure to fish. There are about 6 categories of fishing lures that we will look into:

-Spinner baits
-Plastic Worms
-Crank baits

Spinner baits can be fished with a slow or rapid retrieval across the surface. They have propellers/blades that flash and splash, luring interested prey.

You can dance a jig around a jig bait. These lures have a hook and weighted head. They are normally retrieved in an up and down motion and can be fished in warm or cold water situations and are great for catching walleyes. They are light and small enough for fish to bite while still heavy enough to stay near the sweet spots at the bottom.

The plastic worm attraction is mainly a large-mouth bass fascination. They measure in length 4-10 inches, come in a plethora or colors and are so consistently effective that the concept has spawned a number of other soft plastic artificial lures into production including grubs, crayfish, and salamanders. This lure is good for surface fishing, in/near timber, brush, weeds and along rock drop-offs.


Spooning the paraphyletic is one of the oldest lures around and is an excellent way to draw fish to you. Spoon baits resemblance to the bowl of a spoon causes spoons to wobble from side to side as they are retrieved, which is what fish like.

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Crank baits or plugs are made of hard plastic and are designed to be cast out and retrieved. They come several varieties: top water is specifically for surface fishing: poppers, wobblers, stick baits. Thin minnows are colored like minnows. Swimming crank baits and diving lures are common crank baits that enable deeper diving.

Flies are generally an annoyance, but not when you’re perched on the bank for the long haul. Fly lures are a big assist when fishing for trout. The are categorized in specifics to help you zero in on your search and conquer: dry, wet, nymphs and bugs are to name a few.

Get familiar with your prey and snag a bite today. Dress your hook for the part, make it relatively attractive to the fish and you will no doubt become a more relatively attractive fisherman to friends and family (i.e., hungry villagers).

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  • John Harley