Top 5 Lures for Ultralight Fishing

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If you are wanting to catch more fish every time you head out to the water, so make sure you have the right gear to give you the best odds. To help you out, here are five key lures that you are going to want to make sure you have in your tackle box. In fact, I’m so confident in these five ultralight fishing lures that they are the only baits I take with me, no matter what the fishing conditions are.

Mini Crankbaits

Mini crankbaits and jerkbaits are perfect on fish no matter what mood they are in. Just about every pond, lake, river, and creek that I have ever fished in contains small baitfish and minnows that can be easily imitated with a jerk or crankbait. If it swims, it will take one of these lures. Most mini crankbaits and jerkbaits swim between 2′ to 4′ below the surface, and can be straight retrieved, or brought back in a stop and go motion.

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Tiny Inline Spinners

Inline spinners are perfect on windy days, or when there is a chop on top of the water. If the water you are fishing in doesn’t contain a large amount of underwater weed beds, and the fish are in an aggressive mood, it’s time to pull out the inline spinners. You want to match the colors to the colors of the forage in the waters you’re on, whether they are small baitfish and minnow colors, or insect based colors, such as bumblebees and dragonflies.

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Mini Poppers

Is the water calm? If it is, it may be time to break out the topwater lures and try to entice the fish to come to the surface. Topwater poppers are perfect for bringing them up from the depths, and are best worked around structure such as weeds, underwater rock beds, or around stumps and sticks poking out of the water. Allow the lure to set for a few seconds when it hits the water, and then work it back to you in a pop, pop, pause technique.

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Small Jigs

Small jigs have accounted for quite a few fish when they are in an aggressive mood. The best thing about jigs is that you can work them however you want — fast, slow, or in between. The best colors I have found for soft plastic grubs are white with a white jighead, or chartreuse body and chartreuse jighead. As for other jigs (marabou and hair), I like the black and white colors.

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Small Plastic Worms

Ready to shake off the smaller fish, and go after the heavier hitting bass or trout? If so, you need a few 3 – 4 inch plastic worms in your box. For clear water I prefer to use translucent colors, such as Tequila Sunrise, and Electric Blue, while I reach for the Watermelon Pepper, Green Pumpkin, or Junebug when the water has a stained tint to it.  Every now, and then, you may even end up with a nice sized catfish using small plastic worms!

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