1st is the surface lure. Pencil poppers in Rainbow trout, Red and White and Black and Chrome are all that is needed for getting the surface fish to bite and it is one of the most thrilling ways. Nothing is more heart stopping then to see a 40lb striper turn the water into a washing machine as it attacks a popper on the surface.
2nd casting lures. As I said earlier if I could only have one lure in my box it would and will always be a buck-tail jig. Weight size varies from 1oz to 6oz. Most times I will do nothing at all other than cast them out and slowly retrieve them. Other times ill add a grub body to it just to beef up the overall size appearance and others ill add a trailer tail to it to maximize bulk and size profile. But always start out just with the plain old jig and then customize it to what the fish want. Colors are simple White for day Black for night.
3rd trolling lures. Umbrella rigs are a good way to catch the no doubt and one that is talked about all the time. They do work no doubt but if you really want effective a DD20 OR 22 30 works just as well and doesn’t cost near as much if you snag it. Also a CD30 is a great bait. Colors are simple White, Red n White, Purple and Blue and White for Day fishing, for night fishing Black purple and Black. Troll them behind the boat at 100 yard.
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