Fishing Lure – The idea is to catch the attention of fish and getting the fish to bite the hook. A fishing lure is designed to move and be disguised as prey of a fish. Here are some of the many different types of fishing lure to pick from:
Surface Lures: This fishing lure are known as top water lures, poppers and stick baits. They float and resemble prey that is on top of the water. They can make a popping sound from a concave-cut head, a burbling sound from “side fins” or scoops or a buzzing commotion from one or several propellers.
Spoon Lures: This fishing lure is oblong and concave shaped metal piece with a shiny chrome or different color paint finishes and a single or treble hook on the end. The spoon lure is mainly used to attract fish by reflecting light and moving randomly.
Jig Lures: This fishing lure consists of a lead sinker with a hook molded into it and usually covered by a soft body to attract fish. Jigs are reeled in while jerking slightly on the rods. This allows the jig to alternately sink and swim attracting the attention of bigger fish.
Plug Lures: This fishing lure is also known as crank baits or minnows. They have a fish-like body shape and they are run through the water where they can make a variety of different movements caused by instability due to the bib at the front under the head.
Artificial Files: This fishing lure is constructed by fly tying, in which furs, feathers, thread or any of many other materials are tied onto a fish hook. Artificial flies may be constructed to represent all manner of potential freshwater and saltwater fish prey like aquatic and terrestrial insects, crustaceans, worms, baitfish, vegetation, flesh, spawn, small reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds, etc.
Spinnerbaits: This fishing lure gets its name from one or more metal blades shaped to spin like a propeller when they are in motion, creating varying degrees of flash and vibration that mimics small fish or other prey. A spinnerbait fishing lure is used principally for catching predatory fish such as perch, pike and bass.
Swimbaits: This fishing lure is designed to imitate the swimming action of a bait fish at extremely slow and fast speeds. This fishing lure has diving bills (like a crank bait) up front so that it dives as much as six feet if cranked in fast enough. Some are rubber “paddle tail” lures that appear to swim when the tail flutters during retrieve. Some are jointed baits that wave like a flag in the water when retrieved.
So make sure you do your research and find the type of bait and lures that work best for the fish that you are targeting, so you don’t come up empty-handed when selecting your fishing lure.