How to Select the Right Lure for Freshwater Fishing

To some, fishing is a favorite pastime enjoyed with friends and family. But to others it’s a way of life. And when you have a passion for something, you’re dedicated to ensuring you succeed. In order to reel in a good catch you need the right equipment. While any old lure may do for some, fishing enthusiasts and experts know that selecting the right type of lure for the conditions is important in order to increase your odds at having a successful fishing trip. Fishing <em>lures</em> come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, so how do you know which is best? To help you pick out the right lure for your trip we’ve provided the following tips. <strong>The Type of Fish</strong> The type of lure to use is highly dependent upon the type of fish you’re trying to catch.  Knowing the species that you’re going for. We have found that our spinnerbaits are great for largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, perch and many other fish that are commonly found in freshwater lakes and streams. Our flipping jigs are ideal for working thick cover both along the edges of the water as well as structure hidden down deep such as bass. If you’re looking to lounge on the shore and let the fish do the work or to gently entice fish to bite, try our shakeyheads and you could be reeling in a nice bass or catfish. <strong>The Color of the Lure</strong> The color of the lure you use matters in regards to the type of fish you’re trying to catch as well as the different lighting conditions. Some fish, like bass, can see certain colors better than others. In regards to the lighting conditions, as a general rule of thumb, you should match the lure color with the water color. So if you’re fishing while it’s bright outside and the water is clear blue then try using a bright colored lure. The same goes for darker days in which fish are more apt to approach lures that are darker in color. <strong>The Size of the Lure</strong> Fishing lures come in an array of sizes and the right lure size matters according to the specific type of fish you’re trying to catch. Lures are meant to imitate natural prey. So if a bigger fish eats bigger prey, then you need a lure to imitate the size of the prey. If you’re fishing for small fish like perch, then a smaller lure is appropriate whereas if you want to catch a monster bass you will need a bigger lure. The lure size can mean the difference between catching a fish and not catching a fish. Fish are attracted to the appearance, color and size of bait and lures. One of the greatest benefits to artificial lures is that they can be reused. At Nomad Fishing Co we sell an <a href="https://nomadfishco.com/">array of quality homemade fishing lures</a> designed to catch specific types of fish as well as other fishing gear such as nets to help you reel in a great catch.