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3 Kinds Of Fishing Lures You Can Use

by Ashley Kelley

If you are going to go fishing, you want to know the differences between the various fishing lures. You want to make sure that you have the right kind of lure for the fish that you are looking for and for the area where you are fishing. So, what are some of the various kinds of lures out there?

Live Bait

Live bait can include things like minnows, nightcrawlers, frogs, or other bait fish. When you are fishing with live bait, make sure that you are using something that your target fish would eat anyway.

The benefit of using live bait is that it tends to move around and squirm, which will attract the fish that you are looking for. Fish are easily attracted to those motions. You can get live bait at various bait shops, but you want to make sure that you aren't buying too much because you can't keep it long term without bad things happening. 


Another option is to use artificial lures. These lures are designed to look like the various things that are found in the local waters and things that the fish would be attracted.

You can get lures that have things in them to cause the lure to look like it's moving. You can also get lures that have shiny, flashy things, which can also attract the fish and get them to strike against your lure. You can also provide some motion to the lure by wiggling around your pole after you have cast or by slowing reeling the line back in, which will cause the lure to move around. 


Flies are a very specialized kind of artificial lure. They are made out of bits of silk, feathers, and other similar things that are tied very carefully. They are designed to look like various kinds of flies that would hatch on or in the waters where you are fishing. The fish in that area would eat those flies.

Generally, you use a special kind of rod to go fishing with this kind of lure, and they are used in specific waters. They are often used against kinds of trout and salmon. 

When you go out fishing, you are looking for a quiet, relaxing time on the water. But you are also looking to come home with some fish for dinner. Making sure you have the right lure can help you with that. For more information, contact a fishing gear store.