No piece of fishing tackle generates more heated debate than the choice of fishing lures. So with the caveat that there is no " best " fishing lure for each unique angles and body of water, here are some of our favorite lures across some broad categories of fishing.
TYPES OF LURES
There are three (3) broad categories of lures to distinguish between : live bait, flies, and aritificial lures. We're focused here mostly on artificial lures since live bait is best sourced locally and flies are very particular to the area and the angler (though we do make an overall pick below for flies).
This includes the classic - earthworms - as well as a broad range of other options, from crickets to crawfish and sometimes not - quite - live choices such as chicken gizzards. Live bait can be extremely effective thanks to its scents and movement in the water, but be sure to check local regulations as some waters prohibit all or certain types of live bait.
Fly fishing is a very distinct subculture within fishing, and its practitioners are obsessed with their lures known as flies. Some DIYers tie their own flies, and a fly shop will usually have thousands of flies available for purchase. Because flies imitate local insects, it's usually best to check with your local fly shop for guidance on which flies are working and where.
Within this broad category of man - made lures and baits, there is a bewildering variety of options including spinnerbaits, jigs, synthetic worms, spoons, and hard baits. These are the bread - and - butter of most spinning tackle anglers and will be the focus of our picks below.
HOW WE SELECTED
My selections here were based on conversations with fishing outfitters and my years of experience fishing across the world. Grew up fishing mostly bass in the world, shorecasted and spearfished for saltwater species.
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@ Jackie San