Add these five fishing lures to your tackle arsenal to increase your productivity and versatility.
These are five of the best hard baits currently on the market. Using them will allow you to be more productive and versatile during your fishing outings. These fishing lures are all highly effectively at imitating the patterns of prey fish - some can even mimic their sounds. In the slideshow, we've included the specific reasons why these fishing lures are so effective at catching fish. If you're ready to take your fishing game to the next level, add these fishing lures to your tackle box.
Click through the slideshow to view five must have fishing lures for 2014.
New takes on a classic baits are happening more often these days. In this case, the lipless crank bait gets a simple, yet very effective addition. Lucky Craft has added a small willow leaf blade to the nose of their proven family of LV lipless cranks. With many areas of the country still waiting for the true pre-spawn movement, this bait will be great for staging females feeding up as part of their "baby showers". It will also add a seductive new element to your lineup later in the year when many species feed up while chasing schooling bait fish. Think of the Lucky Craft SPIN LV-500 as getting a new paint job on a classic car that's been in the barn gathering dust. The tried and true power is still the same; it's just lurking under a sweet new finish.
TheRiver2Sea S-Waver 200 is a jointed hard bait that has a dedicated following among swim bait fisherman. New for this year is the 200 series, which is a larger version of the immensely popular 120 and 168 models. Whether it's fished as a surface bait, or allowed to fall as a slow sink, the "S" action of the bait will bring in the fish that are looking for an easy meal. The 200 series will bring in even more massive fish that are hunting larger for bait. This type and size hard bait is in high demand, so you may have to wait to get yours. But the big fish that will result from the seductive S-Waver action will make it well worth the wait!
The Duo Realis brand is relatively new to the US market. The Spybait technique, which utilizes the Spinbait 80, is a newly developed finesse approach to catch several types of bass all over the world. The idea is to use a small profile, weighted, bait to allow for a jerkbait approach, but at sustained deeper depths. To call the Spinbait 80 a "dual prop finesse deep water jerkbait" would be close, yet still missing something: When used in the right situation, the only true definition for this bait seems to be "fish magnet."
Boing Lures have been around for over a decade, and during that time they've made a name for themselves by creating a quality bait that gets crashed by fish. Recently, they've added the G2 Popper to compliment the Original Boing Lure. The innovative features of these baits cover a wide range of senses that fish use to feed. Of the senses that bass use to locate prey, sound is probably the most important. The Boing G2 Popper can generate high and low frequency sounds. In addition to the knocker creating the "Boing" sounds, the concave mouth also creates a "spit" that attracts attention. Combine these with the fact that G2 Popper is one of the only baits on the market that is capable of a spit and walk the dog action at the same time, and you have a deadly top water bait for multiple species. Jason Yocum, the owner of Boing Lures, said that the company plans to release more baits that will cover the entire op water spectrum. With such a high quality bait at your disposal, you'll almost feel sorry for the fish you're targeting...almost.
Sebille Spin Shad
The Sebile Spin Shad looks like a concept that should have been around for decades. It's actually a newer bait that is at home in any tackle box. The Spin Shad is a bait fish imitation that uses vibration, flash and appearance to draw strikes from all types of fish. With weights ranging from ¼ to 1 ¼ oz., this single bait can be used to cover a wide range of depths in several types of water. Sebile recommends the Spin Shad for bass, walleye, striper, redfish, speckled trout, snook, pike and other predator species. When it comes down to it, there's almost no fish this bait can't catch.