Fishing Lures For All Species
Artificial lures have been a part of fishing for centuries. In as early as 2000B.C. lures were made from bone and bronze. In the early 1900's mass production of fishing lures turned a hand-made craft item into a commercially made product. These new lures were sought by avid fishermen from coast to coast. Today the manufacture of fishing lures is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Bass Fishing Lures
The vast majority of bass lures imitate bait fish (shad, minnows and other small fish), crawfish (or crawdads), shrimp (and other crustaceans), frogs, worms, snakes, ducks and other natural food sources. Different bass-fishing lures are designed to be fished at varying depths ranging from floating surface lures to heavy jigs and worms fished to a depth of 60' or more.
Trout Flies & Lures
Most trout are caught on flies which imitate their primary food source, insects. Trout have small mouths and eat large quantities of small insects until they are large enough to eat bait fish, worms, fish eggs and small crustaceans.
Crappie Jigs & Sunfish Lures
Crappie love minnows. Most crappie jigs and lures are designed to imitate minnows or other small fish. Other small sunfish lures are simply the smaller versions of crappie baits.
For the most part, walleye lures are small versions of popular bass fishing lures. The mouth of a walleye is smaller than that of bass so it feeds on smaller portions of the same menu as bass. Walleye fishing lures are generally fished slower as well.