Bait matters! Shop freshwater & saltwater fishing lures, soft baits, hard baits, buzzbaits, lure kits and more! When it comes to fishing, everyone thinks, fishing rods, reels, hooks, and line, but another major aspect of fishing are the lures and bait. Bait is food or a food-like substance, used to entice fish to bite onto a hook. Lures are an artificial version of bait that can, but also do not need to, mimic natural prey for fish. Whether you’re fishing for Salmon, Trout, Bass, Walleye, Panfish, or any other species, bait matters. Some of the most common lures are jigs, spinners, spoons, plugs, flies, and plastic bait designed to look similar to prey. Sometimes the artificial lures and bait are enhanced with enzymes called attractants to help encourage the fish by their sense of smell.
Lures and bait come in many different styles and are made of multiple different materials. Some are crafted of soft flexible plastic designed to withstand the force of striking fish while you pull in your next trophy catch! Other’s are made of metal and shaped so they flutter or wobble through the water, creating vibrations that stimulate the lateral line of a fish; a system of tactile organs that sense vibrations and movements through the water. Lures are often painted vibrant colors or speckled with metallic flakes to help stimulate fish into striking. Swimbaits, jigging lures, topwater lures, stick baits, and crankbaits are common lures anglers apply to tempt fish into striking.
Lures and bait are used in lake fishing, reservoir fishing, river fishing, inshore, coastal, or tropical saltwater fishing to catch fish of all sizes and species. Whether you’re fly fishing, ice fishing, casting, trolling, or spin casting, you can count on Outdoor Good Store to carry the much-needed lures and bait to keep the fish biting.