All about fishing lures.
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.
Fishing lures are designed to catch specific species of fish,
but will often attract other fish as well. It is not uncommon to
catch crappie, walleye, sunfish, catfish and others on a lure designed
specifically for bass. Each lure is created as an imitation of
something fish like to eat. They range in size from tiny trout
flies imitating insects to foot-long lures posing as worms, snakes,
frogs and bait fish.
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. See details on
the bass fishing lures page
displaying lures by category for various fishing conditions.
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. See the trout
files and lures page for a sampling of the most commonly
used trout lures.
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. Visit the crappie
lures page for a listing of the most popular crappie jigs
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. See
the walleye lures page
for samples and tips.
Fishing Lures of All Kinds.