Top 3 Fishing Lures That Catch Bass AND Redfish
By: Tony Acevedo on June 22, 2020
Here’s a question we’ve been getting a lot recently:
What lures work for both bass and inshore saltwater fish, like redfish, snook, and trout?
If you’re planning on fishing both fresh and saltwater one day, or you’re making a change from fresh to salt or vice versa, here’s the good news: you don’t need to go out and get totally new lures.
There are a handful of lures that will catch fish no matter where you’re fishing.
Because although these fish might live in different types of water, they’re all very similar in how they feed.
They all want easy meals and can’t resist what appears to be an injured baitfish.
So in this video, I’m going to share with you the top three types of lures that will catch bass and redfish, snook or trout.
3 Lures That Catch Bass & Saltwater Fish [VIDEO]
Whether you’re targeting bass, redfish, snook, or trout, none of these predator fish can turn down a rattling, plastic cylinder twitching across the surface.
It looks just like a hurt baitfish and it generates lots of reaction strikes.
I’ve found that using a walk-the-dog style retrieve is the best way to get these fish to hit, and my favorite topwater lure is a Heddon Super Spook Jr.
Paddletails are excellent for catching pretty much all species of fish.
The wiggling tail gives off a lot of vibration in the water, which attracts fish, plus it gives the lure lifelike action.
My favorite paddletail is the Slam Shady.
A jerk shad is also great at catching both freshwater and saltwater fish.
I like to rig it on a weighted swimbait hook and bounce it along the bottom, which mimics an injured baitfish or a fleeing shrimp.
My favorite jerk shad is the Alabama Leprechaun.
Best Lure Colors
Although the color is important, it doesn’t matter as much as size, profile, action, and whether or not you’re fishing where the fish are (join us in the Insider Club if you need help finding feeding fish!).
That being said, our favorite paddletail color is white, and our favorite jerk shad color is green.
In both of those colors, we like specks of gold and silver, which helps attract fish.
As far as topwater lure color, it matters even less because fish are looking at it from the bottom up, and usually will only see a silhouette or the bottom of the lure.
However, we’ve had a lot of success with white topwaters (specifically, the Heddon Super Spook Jr. in the bone color) probably because most baitfish have a white belly.
Whether you’re fishing for bass in a lake, or redfish, snook, or trout on the flats, here are three lures that can catch all of these fish:
- A topwater lure (you can get the Heddon Super Spook Jr. here)
- A paddletail (you can get a free pack of Slam Shadys here)
- A jerk shad (you can get a pack of Alabama Leprechauns here)
But although lures are important, they’re not as important as fishing where hungry fish are.
It doesn’t matter if you’re working these lures like a pro, if there are no fish in the area, you’re going to get skunked.
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