Any angler knows that there simply is no single technique or lure that will work in all situations. We learn this lesson over and over again every time we get on the water; one day, they’ll be tearing at spinner baits and the next, even though conditions are largely the same, they’ll want something else. I personally start out each day on opposite ends of the spectrum, if I have two anglers with me and then fine tune from there. That being said, there are several ‘go-to’ lures that I like to choose from to start off…for example; the Bomber Flat-A in Firetiger is a good bet on many days, while the Heddon Tiny Torpedo in clear will entice them off the bottom if they’re willing to hit the surface. Another lure that cannot be ignored is the Rapala X-Rap; this little gem doesn’t always get the biggest fish out there, but if you fish it right, it will bring you numbers! I prefer the white with holographic sides for best results in most conditions. In future posts, I’ll be covering these and many other lures we use, with pics where possible, and just how to fish them for the best success.