Best all around fishing lure?

If you had to use 1 and only 1 lure for all of your freshwater fishing, what lure would that be? What lure should no tackle box be without?

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11 thoughts on “Best all around fishing lure?

  1. Spoons work well for just about any kind of larger game fish. Night crawlers and minnows work well too

  2. Original Rapala is hard to beat. Catches fish like crazy. A classic lure for a very good reason.

  3. Would definately have to be spinners… MEPPS style….. roughly a Size2… will catch practically any species that will take a lure…. only kind of lure I’ve actually had any success with.

    Best & most effective ones are GENUINE ones by MEPPS + also the ones made by Panther-Martin

  4. Spinner Baits..
    You can slow roll them, Fish them in deep water, shallow water, over and through cover, weedless, and colors are easy to change with a slip of the skirt.

  5. Mine would be the heddon tiny tad, which has been discontinued. I have caught more fish of more different species on this lure than any other. I wish I could get my hands on some more but the only way I can find them is on E-bay and I’m sorry but I’m not paying 10 bucks for a 3 dollar lure, plus shipping.

  6. This is a question that has been posed in fishing circles many times, and a difficult question to answer as there are so many variables to contend with. I work for a nationally known fishing lure company and I have heard some of the finest tournament fishermen in the world wrestle with the “only one” question. You have had some good answers already. Many of the lures recommended are great lures and will surely work, but which one would be best for any and all of the fishing conditions you might encounter in the US. Conditions that change radically from North to South, East to West, warm to cold water, clear to muddy water, etc, see what I mean? There are just so many variables it is very difficult to pick one lure that will work in all of these conditions, but, there is one lure that will. That lure is the jig. It will work in any condition you may encounter. There may be other lures that would be better for specific conditions, but the jig is the only lure that will work in ALL conditions, and that was the thrust of your question. Yes, I have my spinners and spinnerbaits, plastic worms, jerk baits, crankbaits—-you name it, I got it. But if you restrict me to one class of lure, it will be the jig.

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