This is our secret guide to the best lures to make fish bite! We have over 20 different types of fish, researched and tested. Check out the list below!

FRESHWATER

Black Bass
All actions and types of plugs, spoons, jigs, spinners, plastic worms and flies

Smallmouth Bass
Same artificials as black bass, however, they’re less inclined to hit surface lures

Potted Bass
Same lures as black bass

White Bass
Small spoons, jigs, spinner combinations and sinking flies

Yellow Bass
Small plugs, spoons, jigs, plastic worms and flies

Rock Bass
Small jigs and spinners, but rarely plugs/spoons

Free Shirt

Muskellunge
Large underwater plugs and spoons

Northern Pike
Large underwater plugs, spoons, jigs and surface plugs – in shallow, grassy water

Pickerel
Medium-sized underwater plugs and spoons

Walleye
Medium-sized deep running plugs, spoons and plastic worms

Rainbow Trout
Small underwater plugs, spoons, spinners and flies

Brook trout
Flies, small underwater plugs and spinners

Lake Trout
Large underwater and deep running plugs and spoons

Brown Trout
Flies, small spoons and spinners

Cutthroat Trout
Lies small plugs, spoons and spinners

Dolly varden Trout
Flies small plugs, spoons and spinners

Golden Trout
flies, small spinners

Atlantic Salmon
Mainly flies, small plugs and spoons

King Salmon
Large underwater plugs and spoons

Landlocked Salmon
Spoons and spinners

Coho
Large underwater plugs and spoons

White Crappie
Very small underwater plugs, spoons, jigs, spinners, plastic worms and flies

Black Crappie
Same lures as white crappie

Bluegill
Very small underwater plugs and spinners flies

White Perch
Same lures as white crappie

Arctic Grayling
Very small underwater plugs, spinners and flies

Channel Catfish
Small plugs, plastic worms fished on the bottom – other lures not recommended

Blue Catfish
Rarely caught with lures of any type

Bullhead
Rarely caught with lures of any type

Carp
Rarely caught with lures of any type

SALT WATER

Albacore
Rapidly moving shallow running spoons and jigs

Amberjack
Medium to deep running plugs, spoons and jigs

Barracuda
All types of lures and surface plugs in shallow water

Black Sea Bass
Rarely caught with lures of any type

White Sea Bass
Deep running plugs, spoons and jigs

Giant Sea Bass
Rarely caught with lures of any type

Sea Bass
Small spoons and jigs

Stripped Bass
Underwater plugs, spoons, jigs and spinners – occasionally surface plugs in shallow water

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Brent is a Sponsored Bass Angler from Murfreesboro, TN, where he is enjoying the single life of a tournament fisherman.

Brent is a Sponsored Bass Angler from Murfreesboro, TN, where he is enjoying the single life of a tournament fisherman.

Travis is a lifelong fishing enthusiast from the Gulf Coast of Texas. He specializes in salt water and coastal fishing.

Travis is a lifelong fishing enthusiast from the Gulf Coast of Texas. He specializes in salt water and coastal fishing.

Chef Bobby is a Chef and Cookbook Author. He loves to share his knowledge of cooking and handling of fish with our community.

Chef Bobby is a Chef and Cookbook Author. He loves to share his knowledge of cooking and handling of fish with our community.

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