Is there one fishing lure that’s better than all the others? In other words what is the best lure? I think it would be impossible to say what the best lure is with all of the options available, but it would be possible to determine the best lure in a few categories of fishing lures. In this article I’m going to list the best lures in each of the categories listed. Armed with this information, you will be able to make a much more informed decision when searching for your next fishing lure.
- Top Water – Top Water fishing lures are just what their name suggests. Fishing lures that are fished on top of the water. Top water lures produce some of the most exciting strikes imaginable. Catching fish with top water lures is, without question, as enjoyable as fishing gets. So what is the best lure when it comes to top water fishing? There are some great choices: the Zara spook, the classic popper, the slug-O, and many more. But the best lure in the top water arena has to be the Original Jitterbug.
- Minnow Imitations – Minnow imitations are incredibly popular fishing lures and determining the best lure in this family of lures is a tall order. Minnow imitations are obviously fished below the surface. These lures are obviously designed to look like minnows. Again there are many great choices: the Storm minnow-stick, Uncle Buck’s minnows, Blu-fox Vibrax minnow, plus many more. The best lure among all of the minnow imitations has to be the Rapala Original Floating Minnow.
- Spinner baits – Spinner baits are kind of a combination between a jig and a spinner. These baits are incredible popular for bass fishing. When it comes to bass fishing lures, these lures can be as good as it gets. Spinner baits are also good baits for other predatory fish like northern pike. Because these particular fishing lures are so unique, yet simple it’s impossible to pick a particular kind of spinner bait.
- Shad Imitations – Shad imitations are most popular among bass fishermen and are extremely effective in lakes in the southern United States where shad are a very plentiful forage fish. Just as with Spinner baits, shad imitations are most popular among bass anglers. Some of the more popular shad imitations are: the Northland Mimic Minnow Shad, the Shad Rap, and Strike King King Shad. The most realistic shad imitation and the best lure in the shad imitation family of fishing lures is the Kick Tail minnow.
Hopefully this article gave you some insight into the wild and crazy world of fishing lures. When it comes to fishing lures, picking the best lure is all but impossible. This article broke the various fishing lures down into families and then picked the best lure within each family. The ones we picked as the best have all been proven to be effective through more than 50 years of combined fishing experience.