Thursday, February 17, 2011

What are Five Lures That Will Catch Trout, Bluegill, Crappie and Bass

I want to know, what are 5 lures that can catch trout, crappie, bass and bluegill? I like lures that catch many different species of fish. Beetle Spins, Rooster Tails and Curly Tailed Grubs, are some of my favorites. While I also have lures only for bass such as plastic worms, poppers, crankbaits, etc. I love fishing for crappie, bass, trout and bluegill. So, what are some of the lures that you think would catch all species?

14 comments:

Coloradocasters said...

Great post, Bill. I use a lot of the same bass gear for trout and even the 5 to 6-inch plastics will entice the larger salmonids. I can’t say that there is one pattern that works better than the other and in most cases matching the existing forage is key. Curly tail grubs are very successful for my multi-species fishing. So versatile they can be run on everything from a drop shot rig to just plain weightless. Pretty sure that over the years I have helped put Mr. Twister’s kids through college with my purchases.

Bigerrfish said...

That special lure that your looking for will never come Mr. Trussell... That lure is instilled in the fisherman and you must lure each species that you wish to peruse with what you want out of what you have.. You cant buy... “doing” but you can buy “trying”... which one do you choose?

Aside from all that noise...
A mister twister, A gold blue fox spinner, a black and silver origonal floating rapala. Thomas bouant spoon, and the feebee are ones's that should be carried amongst gear heads.

Shoreman said...

Morning Bill. I have to think that the little crappie grub jig I've been using for trout would fit the category. I'd tell you what it is, but that would mean I'd have to trudge through the snow, out to the truck, look in my tackle box, and I think I threw out the bag it came in. If I can find out, I'll drop you a note. It's white and I have it on a 1/16th oz jig head. That help? Probably not.

Mark

Jay said...

Interesting question. From a fly fishing perspective, the only flies I know I have caught them all are the good ol' woolly bugger and a "bream killer." There are things like Clouser Minnows that get 3 of the 4, but I know I've never caught a bluegill on a Clouser. A hopper pattern will take 3 of the 4, but I've only caught the rare crappie on top... once on a popper and once on a dragonfly pattern.
I think a trout magnet would get 'em all on ultralight.

Bill Trussell said...

Jay
The bugger, magnet, and the 1/32 oz. rooster tail would be the 3rd. to add to the list for all four species. I have not caught trout on the rooster tail but some of the guys on the Caney say it is a killer in the early sping. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
You got my curiosity up, when you get a chance email me the name of lure. I am always in for a lure I have not used, especially if it is a killer for most of the species I mentioned. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Josh
I go back to Jay's comment, and I agree with his choice of the bugger, rooster tail, and the magnet, I have caught all species on the magnet,and of course the bugger, as stated in one of my replies, I have not use a rooster tail for trout, why because I only fish for trout with the fly rod----but I have had guys to tell me that it is very effective.

Bill Trussell said...

Matt
I have used the curly tail grubs as well for bass, gilsl and crappie over the years. I used the tiny 1/64 oz. curly tail grub last year with the fly rod. I haven’t landed any trout with this tiny little grub as of yet, but there is always this year. Glad to know you have faith in the curly tail for trout and have had success with it. Thanks for the comment

Mel said...

I do most of my fishing currently with spinners and Rapala's. I know that these will catch all (4) species from first hand experience. Now, a curly tail jig is so good that I am sure that it will easily fit into the list for the (4) species. One of the best trout I caught this last year was on a white curly tailed jig from Mr. Twister.

Jay said...

I would agree that the Rooster tail is pretty good for trout. I've caught a bunch on them back when I fished spinning gear more often, especially in Spring River, AR. Believe it or not one of the best lures I know for trout in the Spring River is a Rebel Crawdad.

Bill Trussell said...

Jay
The tiny rebel craw is excellent, along with the little Bitsy crank lures. I did a post last year on some of these little lures. http://btrussell-fishingthroughlife.blogspot.com/2010/02/micro-light-fishing-deep-waters-of.html

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I agree all are excellent little lures to catch all four species. I discovered some years ago that you could catch more fish by scaling down your lure size. With as much pressure on lakes these days, one needs to be really innovative when it comes to competing with the rest of the crowds on the waters. Thanks for the comment

smokinprice said...

I pretty much only fly fish so I can only answer as to what I would use. I agree with Jay. A wooly bugger would be my choice for everyone.

Jeff
www.gotflyfishing.blogspot.com

Bill Trussell said...

I agree the bugger is one of the best all around flies or lures out there. Thanks for the comment