Top 10 Lures For Catching Trout

Top 10 Lures For Catching Trout

Whether you are wading streams, casting from the bank or in the boat, lure fishing is one of the most effective, and fun, ways to catch trout. Flicking hardbodies into shallow riffles, sinking soft baits into deep pools, pulling surface lures across the top and cranking spinners through the water column are just some of the exciting methods to get hooked up to a trophy trout.

We've compiled a list of 10 of the best lures to help you increase your catch rate and have a bit of fun along the way!

Hard Body Lures

For lure anglers, tying on a hard body lure upon arrival at a freshwater stream is one of the first options, and the first option in the hard body category has to be one of the Rapala lures. The F7 and CD5 have for a long time been a go-to option for good reason. Well built, strong hardware and has a history of nailing solid fish. Perfect for river and lake applications, as is the Ecogear MX48, a nice little lure for casting tight to snags into skinny water. When you are fishing deeper pools, stronger rivers and lakes, the Daiwa Double Clutch comes into its own. With a deep diving bib, it gets down to the strike zone and has a faultless swimming action.

  1. Rapala Original Floater 7cm - Spotted Dog
  2. Daiwa Double Clutch IZM 60SP - Brown Trout
  3. Rapala Countdown 5cm - Rainbow Trout
  4. Ecogear MX48F
Best Hard Body Lures For Catching Trout

Soft Baits

Always a trustworthy option while fishing for trout is soft baits. They are really effective in most situations from rivers to lakes to all the skinny water in between. Being able to switch up your presentations to a soft bait can be really important if the trout aren't playing the game. The Powerbait T Tail Minnow has been the number 1 trout plastic for a long time and with good reason. The slim profile and vibrating tail is a great imitation to a lot of the food source that is in trout waters and the colour options seem to work perfectly, especially the Black Gold Sparkle. When it comes to matching the hatch, the ZMan BugZ 2.75 inch is almost too good to be true. Rigged on a hidden weight or no weighted jig head and hook proves a deadly combination especially if you are fishing shallow streams and skinny water.

  1. Berkley Powerbait T Tail Minnow - Black Gold Sparkle
  2. ZMan TRD BugZ 2.75" - Watermelon Red
Best Soft Bait Lures For Catching Trout

Spoons & Spinners

Spinners are still as good as ever and can often save the day when the fish don't seem to be biting. A high-speed option is often a good way to entice a bite and the Celta is a great option. As is a spoon-style lure like the Strike Pro Bob N Spoon as it has a high erratic action which can often result in a reaction bite from a frustrated trout.

  1. Celta Spinner
  2. Strike Pro Bob N Spoon
Best Spoon & Spinner Lures For Catching Trout

Surface Lures

As with fishing for any species, using surface lures has to be one of the most exciting ways to do it! Trout are no exception, they love feeding off the surface and quite often they will strike with aggression and plenty of acrobatics. The Berkley Pro Tech Bender is such a versatile surface lure and the smaller model is something trout can't resist. Trout can be picky though and presenting a lure that is lifelike can be really important. The Megabass Tiny Siglett is as lifelike as it gets and walking one of these across the surface will more often than not result in an epic hook-up!

  1. Berkley Pro-Tech Bender 76mm - Black Catalpa
  2. Megabass Tiny Siglett 30mm - Mat Brown Bug
Best Surface Lures For Catching Trout

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