When fishing with lure, you definitely have some advantages. First of all, lure is not as messy as bait. Second of all, if you are using lure, the chances of the fish completely swallowing the hook are minimal. Last but not least, lure allows you to target the species of fish you are most interested in catching, not to mention the fact that they are incredibly easy to change out. So here are some types of lures you should definitely try if you haven’t already.

  1. Jigs

Jigs have the advantage of being quite cheap, not to mention versatile. Probably the best thing about them is that you can make them more “attractive” by adding hair, feathers and even some bait. However, the main disadvantage of this type of lure is that you have to put in some work so that it becomes effective. The thing is that jigs don’t move on their own. Once cast into the water they will simply sink to the bottom, motionless. The trick is to retrieve it every time it hits the bottom, so that fish don’t lose interest. You can try lifting the rod tip at different speeds or in small hops and see which one works best.


  1. Spoons

These types of curved lures are made of metal. The great thing about them is that they come in all colors and sizes. This means that there is a spoon for every type and species of fish. The reason they are so popular is because when cast into water, their movements resemble those of an injured fish. There are different types of spoons. Some are made to be trolled, others are made to be cast and there are even some that are made to be jigged. However, the most common and popular ones are the casting spoons, especially for beginners.

  1. Spinners

Spinners are usually used by beginners. They are very simple and easy to use. They are made from a metal shaft that has a spinning blade. The reason why they are so effective is that when they are cast in or dragged through the water, the blade starts spinning. This causes certain vibrations and sounds that most fish can sense and become interested in. Also, this is one of the main reasons why spinners are ideal for murky water, where visibility is low and fish need to rely on their other senses.

  1. Plugs

Plugs are usually made so that they resemble live bait such as frogs and small fish. They are most commonly made out of wood and have two up to three hooks. Depending on the type of wood they are made from and their design, plugs can either gurgle, wobble or even rattle. The interesting thing about them is that they can be used for almost any depth, since they can both dive and float. The various models and colors they come in are definitely another reason why they are so effective.